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Karen "Stone" McFadden


1944 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Karen "Stone" McFadden Obituary
Karen (Stone) McFadden died on August 1st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, after complications from a fall. She was 74. Karen was born on August 12, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. She was predeceased by her first husband, Tim Gillick, her second husband, Jim McFadden and by her partner, Harry "Bud" Reiss. She is survived by her four brothers, Jeff Stone (Sarah) of Beaver Island, MI, Rick Stone (Deborah) of Huntington, VT, Will Stone (Cricket) of Millersville, PA, and Larry Stone (Jill) of St. Louis, MO, two step-daughters Katherine McFadden of Chicago IL., and Sarah McFadden of Park Ridge, IL, two grandchildren, eleven nieces and nephews, and 11 great nieces and nephews. Karen was well known for her years working in the Direct Marketing and advertising business, running a successful executive recruiting agency, Karen Gillick and Associates, writing a monthly column for Crain Business Publication and a regular speaker at Direct Marketing events around the world. She retired to Ft. Lauderdale 25 years ago where she was an avid golfer and hospital volunteer for many years. Karen enjoyed travel and especially delighted in cruises to locales ranging from Alaska to the Greek Islands. She took great joy from her lifelong friendships and family relationships. She was an avid reader and loved little more than sharing books with friends and loved ones and discussing her favorite characters over a glass of Chardonnay. A service will be held for Karen at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, Ft. Lauderdale on September 8, 11.00 AM. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Broward Public Library Foundation, 100 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Donation website: www.bplfoundation.org/donate-today
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 12, 2018
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