Workers’ Memorial Wall

A collective place to mourn and remember our lost co-workers and friends  due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are stories of some of the lives we have already lost.

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SMART Transportation Division

Stephen G. McFadden

Position

Conductor

Stephen G. McFadden, SMART-TD Local 61, age 51, Philadelphia, Pa., died April 30, 2020. Brother McFadden was a SEPTA conductor and a member of the union since September 1991. “I saw him at every union meeting we had – and sometimes he was the only person there,” said Bernard Norwood, general chairperson of GO-STA. “Stephen was very committed to the union. He was a really nice guy.” Using money out of his own pocket, Brother McFadden donated to the local’s annual holiday party without fail, Norwood said. He was a very passionate Phillies fan – sometimes catching part of the game during the down time he had during a shift and filling in his union brothers and sisters on what was going on – and making sure the game was on the TV in the crew room.