James Madison 'Mac' McDade
Sept. 26, 1917 - July 19, 2004
Mac was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Forest City, N.C., and passed away peacefully on July 19, 2004, leaving behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Geraldine "Gerry," and two loving children, James M. McDade Jr., a retired CHP officer, and wife, Sheila of Rocklin; and Nancy LaSarte and husband, Ben of Cameron Park; and two grandsons, Danny and Anthony LaSarte.
Mac served in the Army and U.S. Air Force for 32 years. During World War II, he fought in the Philippines, all the way to the battle for Manila. Mac and his family were stationed in British Guyana, South America, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, England and Japan, and retired as chief master sergeant at Mather Air Force Base in 1968.
Mac and Gerry returned to Vacaville and settled into retirement, spending many summers fishing for salmon on the Klamath River and traveling throughout the country. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and remembered as a true gentleman, loving husband and father.
Friends are welcome for visitation from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and are respectfully invited to attend the graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday, both at Mount Vernon Mortuary and Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks.