Joseph Howard McFadden III, born in Niagara Falls, New York on June 6, 1943 to Joseph Howard II and Mildred McFadden passed away on July 15, 2017 in Merced, California at the age of 74. Howard entered the United Sates Air Force and retired after 22 years of service as a Major. After his retirement from the military, he went on to become a teacher at Shelby Elementary School in Special Education for nearly 20 years. He sang for many years in the 10 oclock choir at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He enjoyed watching sports, looking at antiques, traveling in the foothills and showing love to their animals, at one time feeding all the feral cats at Castle Air Force Base every day. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Howard is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Sherene McFadden, brothers, John McFadden (Judy), James McFadden (Maureen) and Mike McFadden (Susie), and 2 sisters, Anne Hunter (Bob) and Mary Vang (Gus).
Visitation was on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 9-10 am at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater. Rosary was at 10:30 am with Mass following at 11 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1801 Winton Way, Atwater. Burial with Military Honors was at 2PM at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 West McCabe Rd. Santa Nella.
Published on July 28, 2017