Francis Patrick Kedian

Francis Patrick Kedian, age 78, passed away on January 10, 2019, in Ashburn, VA with his wife and children at his bedside.  “Pat,” as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, was born on August 20, 1940, in South Plainfield, NJ to Esther (MacNair) and William Kedian.  Pat obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Montclair State College in New Jersey, where he met the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Carden, in a moment both described as love at first sight.  Pat and Mary were married on June 20, 1964 and raised three children in Hillsborough, NJ.  Pat was a gifted teacher and educated students for almost four decades in the Bridgewater-Raritan school district. He received numerous accolades over the years for his work in the classroom.  Pat passionately pursued his hobbies of photography and poetry throughout his life, and enjoyed sharing his photographs and poems with family and friends.  He was a lifelong baseball fan, rooting for the Brooklyn Dodgers in his childhood and then the New York Mets as an adult.  Pat is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary; a son, Patrick Kedian, of New York, NY; a daughter, Katie Kedian, son-in-law, Matt Cohen, and three grandsons, Conor, Ryan, and Jake Cohen, all of Arlington, VA; a daughter, Kerry Suter, son-in-law, Steve Suter, and two granddaughters, Clare and Tara Suter, all of Sammamish, WA; and a sister-in-law, Judy Carden, of Los Angeles, CA.  A celebration of life will be held at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation at https://www.parkinson.org/ 


One Response to Francis Patrick Kedian

  1. Nancy Porrovecchio says:

    So sorry, Mary, for all the suffering and for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

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