Robert Dale McFadden – Clinton

Robert Dale McFadden, 86, of Clinton, PA, Beaver County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 14, 1934, in Barkeyville, Venango County, PA. He grew up in the Grove City area. He was the son of the late J. Clair and Mary Ethel Gilmore McFadden.

He joined the Marine Corps when he was 20 years old and attained the rank of sergeant. He was very proud of the Marine Corps.

He retired from Peoples Natural Gas in 1989, with 35 years of service. He started his career with the gas company in Grove City as a customer serviceman. He was transferred to the Pittsburgh area in 1968 as a training instructor. In 1970, he was transferred to Hopewell in Beaver County as a supervisor where he spent the next 20 years, until he retired.

He was a member of the Community Bible Church on Rt. 151, Aliquippa. He loved the church and his church family. He loved flying and obtained his private pilot’s license in 1979. Shortly thereafter, he built two small airplanes with the help of his wife and a friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Gilmore McFadden. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gertrude Hughes McFadden, son Dr. Ronald D. McFadden of Jackson Center, PA, and daughters Kelly (Doug) McDonough of McMurray, PA, Brenda (Jeff ) Boese of Madison, WI, and Marsha McFadden of Clinton, PA and grandchildren Luke McFadden, Logan McFadden, Leah McFadden, David (Emily) McDonough, Aaron (Elizabeth) McDonough, Elizabeth Boese, Jeffrey (Anna) Boese, Victoria Boese, Juliana (Peter) Clausen, Rebecca Boese, Jeremiah Boese, and Trevor McFadden, and great-grandchildren Delaney, Rhys, and Ava. He loved and was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin brother Harry Gale (Marilyn) McFadden of Grove City, PA and sister-in-law Sarah McFadden of Grove City, PA, as well as many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by McConnell Funeral Home of Hookstown, PA. Visitation will be Thursday, March 4th from 3 pm to 6 pm and the funeral service will be Friday, March 5th at 11 am at Community Bible Church, 4549 PA-151, Aliquippa, PA 15001.

The body will be laid to rest in the McFadden burial plot at Mt. Irwin Cemetery in Venango County. A Marine Corps Honor Guard will participate in the graveside service.

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