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James “Jim” D. McFadyen Jr.

January 21, 1940 ~ May 27, 2022

James D. McFadyen Jr., 82, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, May 27, 2022 after a brief illness.
He is survived and loved dearly by his wife of 42 years, Laura; son Chris and wife Jeanmarie; son Danny and wife Lauren; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son James and his sister, Diane McFadyen.
Jim was born January 21, 1940 in Hackensack, New Jersey to James and Lillian McFadyen. He grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and spent early adulthood in Washington Heights, NYC. He raised his family in Old Tappan, New Jersey and Roanoke, Virginia.
Jim owned Jara Contracting in New York City and later Dominion Renovations Inc., in Roanoke, Virginia. He retired and moved with Laura to Vero Beach in 2010, where he was HOA President for a few years. His passion was golf, and he enjoyed playing with his sons and good friends. Jim was a past officer and an active member of the Vero Beach Elks Lodge 1774.
Jim’s love for sports led to his involvement in both New Jersey and Virginia. He helped create and coached in the Old Tappan town football program in the 1970’s and was deeply involved in Little League, as reflected in his position as coach and later District 12 Administrator in Roanoke in the 1990’s.
Jim enjoyed his loving family, great friendships and beautiful weather in his remaining years.
There will be a private service for family. Donations in remembrance of Jim can be made to Elks Love Kids of Character through the Vero Beach Elks Lodge 1774.
Arrangements are under the care of Millennium Cremation Service of Vero Beach. Friends who would like to share a fond memory of Jim or condolences for his family may do so at


David and Marcia Albrecht

June 1, 2022, 6:40 pm

We were so surprised and saddened to get the news of Jim’s passing. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and socializing with him and Laurie. Any event we would be attending that I knew Jim would be present, I always looked forward to simply conversing with him about any topic that might pop up. Through his quiet wisdom he could enjoyably converse about most anything. His love for baseball (he was the Official Scorer for the Vero Beach Dodgers), and his recollections through his passion for the game instilled fond memories of Yesteryear’s national pastime. R.I.P. dear friend, and GodBless.

william SCHUBERT

June 2, 2022, 4:17 pm

Jim was one of our Saturday Golfers from the Elks 1774 lodge. He will be greatly missed each Saturday morning.

It was great to have known him the past few years, truly a great friend.

Bill Schubert and the Saturday golfers.

Susan Archibald

June 2, 2022, 7:26 pm

My heartfelt condolences go out to you my dear friend Laurie and your family. We first knew Jim many years ago when many of us were aspiring teachers . We knick- named him Jim Flowers because we didn’t know his last name. He sent our Laurie flowers after meeting her for the first time. She was smitten and the rest is history. He will be truly missed.❤️

Michael (Woody) and Gloria Woodfield

June 3, 2022, 3:24 am

Our deepest condolences to Laurie and her family. Jim was a quiet gentle sole which we had the pleasure to socialize with in many pickleball functions. He was always willing to fit in and help out, a true gentleman and kind sole you will certainly be missed by all. RIP

Carole Lereah

June 3, 2022, 3:58 am

David and I were absolutely shocked at this sad news. It was only 3-4 months ago that we had dinner with Jim and Laurie. We considered Jim a good friend and a good man. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Betsy & Tim Kirven

June 3, 2022, 5:07 am

Laurie and family, Tim and I are deeply saddened to learn of Jim’s sudden death. Although we are far away, we keep you close in our hearts & prayers. Sending much love and condolences to you at this heart-rending time.

Steve Rings

June 3, 2022, 5:24 am

I knew Jim from our club gatherings and found him to be such a cheerful and friendly man, so in love with his wife, and she with him. As with all our members I mourn his loss, and wish is wife Laurie to find the strength to carry on, and I know she we will. He was loved by all, a true gentleman and a good man. RIP my friend.

Steve Rings

June 3, 2022, 6:21 am

Jim was a great guy, loved by all, especially his wife Laura. Always a smile on his face, a true gentleman. It was my pleasure to have met him on occasion and to share some kind words. You will be missed dearly.

Sue Nesci

June 3, 2022, 10:36 am

So saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Remember all the fun times we had. Much love to”Lori” and family. May God hold him close. Sue & Fred

Karen and Don Guidry

June 3, 2022, 11:52 am

Don and I are so sad to hear about Jim’s passing. We will miss seeing Jim at happy hour and at the Elk’s Lodge. Jim was one of the kindest people we know and always had a smile on his face. We are confident that Jim is Laurie’s angel in heaven and will be with her always. RIP Jim, you will be missed.

Louis Leatso and Bob Mock

June 3, 2022, 12:26 pm

Laura, so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. What wonderful memories of you both during the time I spent getting to know you in Old Tappan. He was so supportive of you as we tried our best to make it as thespians and so gracious to us as he allowed you to open your beautiful home together for extra rehearsals and after parties. May he soar to Heaven on Eagle’s Wings and rest in peace ️️️ Bob and I send you our deepest sympathy and hope that the wonderful memories you made together over the past 40 years will enfold you and loving friends and family surround you with

Toni Briscoe

June 3, 2022, 3:18 pm

It’s a sad day for all who knew Jim and my love and hugs go out to his very large and loving family. My best memories of Jim go back to his Washington Heights days when we were very young. Did you know Jim was New Jersey State Judo Champion? And owned and ran his own Judo School? My favorite memory is when he took me to the NJ State Judo Championships. It was amazing and remains a clear visual memory. I still have a photo of both his little sons in Judo outfits. We love you Jimbo! RIP! ToniB

Art & Darlene Short

June 3, 2022, 3:31 pm

Laurie, I am saddened by Jim’s passing. Jim was a kind man and a pleasure to be around. He will forever be your Guardian Angel. I pray memories will help you and the family through this difficult time. RIP Jim, you will be missed by all who knew you

L.B. Wood

June 3, 2022, 4:49 pm

Laura, I just heard of Jim’s passing and offer my deepest condolences. Just the other day I was talking to Gretchen Miller about all the good times we had during Little League. May Jim rest in peace.

Harvey Schwartz

June 3, 2022, 5:33 pm

Shocked and saddened by the passing of Jim. For years he and I coached a traveling baseball team in Old Tappan and it was an amazing time. I smile when I think of the terrific drinking times we had together.
Judi and Harvey Schwartz

Joe Gama

June 3, 2022, 7:15 pm

Laura and Family, My Condolences and Sympathy to you. I’m saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I will miss him. We always had a good time at manyClub functions and gatherings. And many Elks’s functions. We talked often on many subjects. He was a kind Man with a heart of gold. Jim I will miss you my friend. I know when you arrive in Heaven you will talk with my Son Michael.

Dorrie Hulsey

June 4, 2022, 12:31 am

Dear Laurie, I am saddened and heart broken to learn of Jim’s passing. Wishing you and your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. My deepest sympathy.

Kevin O'Connell

June 5, 2022, 1:48 am

I’m deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. He was always greeting people with a hello and a smile. He will be missed at the Elks Lodge.

Tom and Beth Wilson

June 5, 2022, 8:46 pm

Laura, just learned of Jim’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We so enjoyed the times we got to spend with you in Roanoke. Jim had a great sense of humor, warm personality, just an all around great guy. Keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. Love, Tom and Beth Wilson

Dick Habeshian

June 6, 2022, 6:18 pm

Laura, I’m sorry to hear about Jim. I spoke with him almost weekly for years at Sandridge. He will be missed by all. Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you.

Martha Freaney

June 6, 2022, 8:17 pm

Laura – I read about Jim’s death in the Roanoke Times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Martha Freaney

Carol Lewis

June 10, 2022, 12:51 pm

My heart breaks to hear this news about Jim! I think of you both so often and the kids and I reminisce about Christmas Eves you shared with us and included us in your family! It’s so hard to believe this news! I know he will be surely missed and I wish I could be there for you! I know you have a wonderful family by your side! I still miss you! Love you!

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