Richard (Dick) Charles Fadden

Richard (Dick) Charles Fadden, 88, passed away on Feb. 13, 2022, after a brief illness in Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid.

Born on Sept. 1, 1933, in Lake Placid, he was the son of Warren and Helen (Taylor) Fadden.

On Feb. 22, 1954, he married the love of his life, Kay (Iby) Fadden.

His journey in life was long and full. As a teen, he overcame tuberculosis rehabilitating at the Cure Cottage in Saranac Lake for over a year. He met, married Kay in Lake Placid, and together they lived in Chicago, Illinois, where he attended a body and fender trade school. Together they again moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked with his father-in-law, Milton Iby, on major road construction. Later, they returned to Lake Placid, where he worked side-by-side with his father at the Lake Placid Hardware for Luke Perkins. He then opened his own business, Adirondack Plumbing and Heating. Dick was also known for his outstanding work in the tinsmith trade. At the age of 65, he retired from that business and opened Sentinel Wood Crafts, where he continued to work designing and building furniture and lawn ornaments. He and his wife sold them county wide at various craft fairs. He and his wife also owned and operated Four Seasons Motel on Sentinel Road, along with Sentinel Sports Shop, a sporting goods and tackle store.

Although he was a busy man, he always seemed to find time to sneak away and could be found on the lake fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling in the woods or just riding shotgun in the car going place to place with his wife Kay. From sporting events to school recitals and plays, he was always there for us. He never missed a birthday and made all holidays special. He will be missed.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Vicky (Jonathan) Heussi; his son and daughter-in-law Jody (Margaret) Fadden; 3 grandsons Christopher (Nikita) Fadden, Jeremy (Alissa) Fadden and Colin (Katie) Fadden; 3 great grandchildren Torin & Teagan Fadden and Jonah Fadden. He is also survived by his two sisters, Betty Hunkins and Barbara Clark, along with many nieces and nephews.

Kay predeceased him on Jan. 23, 2022. His parents predeceased him, as well as his brother Robert Fadden and his sister Eleanor Fadden.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid with the Rev. John Yonkovig officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. The M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, P. O. Box 107, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

To share a memory or leave condolences please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.

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