Father of Lt. Governor Guadagno Passes Away at 79

The thoughts and prayers of the entire Save Jersey community are with our friend Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and her family tonight.

Her father, Charles (Chuck) McFadden, Jr., passed away earlier Monday at age 79.

A brief statement from Governor Chris Christie:

Mary Pat and I were deeply saddened today to learn of Chuck McFadden’s passing following a courageous battle with cancer. Chuck’s was a life of service to his country, a career in broadcasting and media, and, most importantly, as a loving family man who shared his values of service and community. Dealing with the loss of a parent is beyond difficult, and only possible through the strength and comfort of family and friends. The thoughts and prayers of Mary Pat and our entire family are with his wife Pat, Kim and their family today.”

Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Union):

Rhonda and I extend our deepest condolences to Lieutenant Governor Guadagno for her family’s very difficult loss.  Watching a parent fight and eventually succumb to illness is a particularly difficult experience, and we know that the people of New Jersey grieve with Kim and her family in this trying time.””

…and Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union):

On behalf of the members of the Assembly Republican caucus, I wish to extend our deepest sysmpathies to Lt. Gov. Gaudagno, her husband, Michael and their children on the passing of Mr. McFadden. He accomplished much during his lifetime and he will be surely missed by those who knew and loved him. I also extend my condolences to Mrs. McFadden and the entire family on their loss.”

Please join us in expressing your deepest sympathies.