FactsBorn: May 27, 1934
Death: December 21, 2011
Occupation: Worked in computers for global companies
Hobbies: Coached little league soccer and was known as "Coach McDade"
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Neil McDade passed away on December 21st, 2011 at the age of 77 in the presence of his family. His parents, Cornelius and Agnes, and his two sisters, May and Anne, preceded him in death. Neil was born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 27th, 1934. Neil was baptized Episcopalian at St. Margaret’s church in Glasgow. In 1947, when Neil was 13 years old, he boarded the Mauritania and sailed through rough seas to New York City, where Neil remembered seeing the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Neil graduated high school in June 1950 at the young age of 16. In 1953, Roanoke College’s soccer coach scouted Neil and offered him an athletic and academic scholarship. Neil was named All-American in 1953 and All-South in both 1953 and 1954. He would later be admitted to the Roanoke College Hall of Fame.
December 29, 2011, 11:00 AM
St. John's Episcopal Church
December 23, 2011, 4:00 PM
- 7:00 PM
Oakey's Roanoke Chapel
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