John McFadden
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10/10/40 - 6/16/20 John Joseph McFadden, 79 of Harbor City, California passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020 with his loving wife of 56 years, Allison by his side. Born in Clydebank, Scotland 10/10/40, John was raised by Irish Parents Hugh and Margaret McFadden along with brother Dominic and sisters Margaret, Mary and Sophie. At age 16, alongside his best friend Thomas Gallacher, John became an apprentice plumber. A career he proudly continued his entire life. At 39 years of age, John immigrated with his family to America, realizing a lifelong dream of living in California. John was employed by Xerox for over 20 years. John never met a stranger. His kindness, wit and incomparable story telling endeared him to everyone he met. An incredibly generous and giving person, John exemplified the saying "he would give you the shirt off his back." Predeceased by his beloved Son Dominic, John was a devoted and loving husband to Allison. A thoughtful and caring Father to Dominic, Tracey and Jonathan and a proud Grandfather to Scott, Sara, Michael, and Allison. The loss of John will be felt by all of us who knew and loved him.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jun. 24, 2020.
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July 17, 2020
My condolences to the McFadden Family. Am thankful for having a kind, gentle neighbor like John. Let me know if I can help out with errands or anything else. God comfort you.
Cricky
Neighbor
July 13, 2020
John was a wonderful person. It was a great privilege to have known and lived next door to him. We will miss him greatly and his stories and sense of humor. He was a giving person. He actually replaced nearly all of his neighbors water heaters over the years just to be a good neighborours included. We all miss you John!
Larry
Neighbor
July 1, 2020
Had the privilege of meeting John at Kaiser a few months ago, enjoyed a wee blether about the fitba! Rest In Peace John.My sincerest condolences to the Family.Stephen McCall
Stephen McCall
Acquaintance
June 26, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From Maggie , Jack & Eileen
The Mcleavy family
Friend
June 26, 2020
It was with sadness I read of John's passing in today's newspaper. I knew John at Xerox. He was always friendly and helped me out with a plumbing problem at my home. I am sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you, his family, during these difficult times.
Jeff Hornsby
Coworker
June 24, 2020
My condolences to the McFadden family. John was a great friend and work buddy. I worked with John his entire Xerox career. Shared great memories and laughs with him. I will raise an ale in his honor. RIP John, well meet at the pub in heaven.
Lee Murphy
Friend
June 24, 2020
John was one of my ushers for the 6:45 mass on Sunday. He was willing to do anything I needed to make the ushering go smoothly and efficiently. I will miss him terribly.
Paul Bellia
Friend
June 24, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Paul Bellia
Friend
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