Greece: November 19, 2012 at age 42. Shawn is predeceased by his step-daughter, Jenna Lang. He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Fadden; step-son, Chris Lang, father, David (Darline) Fadden; mother, Donna Fadden, brother and sisters, Michele, Michael and Tina. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family members and countless friends. Shawn graduated R.I.T. and was employed with Monroe County Water Authority. Many thanks to the staff at Interlakes Oncology and Unity Hospital. His Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, November 24th, 11 A.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane and will be followed by a luncheon. Memorial donations may be made to CURE Childhood Cancer (

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  1. Dave & Darlene… Our hearts go out to you in your sorrow. He is in a better place without pain. Connie & Willy Hart

  2. Dear Dar – Please know that You, Chris, Shawner and Jenna will always be in my prayers and my heart….. Stay STRONG!

  3. dear Shawn,
    it was a great honer to know you as friend and great family man…
    i personally like say your commitment to your family and your life will never be forgotten
    i know you will be looking down on your family and guide them to right direction we will never forget you buddy love you and miss you !!!

  4. His smile could light up a room. His gentle, playful spirit could brighten your day. My most sincere condolences Darlene. Know that you will all be together again one day. Lots of love. Denelle Christensen

  5. My Condolences to you Darlene and your family. You were a wonderful caring, loving and devoted wife to Shawn. God bless you and Shawn will be watching always! RIP Shawn

  6. My sincere and deepest sympathy for you Darlene. I am blessed to have know Darlene and Shawn as My Friends and for the wonderful, loving caring people they are…Shawn you will be greatly and sadly missed and loved by so very many…..Heaven has gained another Beautiful Angel and may God guide you all and help you all through your time of sorrow and sadness….All My Love to Darlene….God Bless….

  7. My Thoughts and Extended Prayers and Love are with you Darlene and your family. I am truly am blessed to have had Shawn and Darlene as my friends……Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel. He will be greatly and sadly missed always……God Bless Shawn’s Family with All My Heart…….

  8. My Thoughts and Extended Prayers and Love are with you Darlene and your Family. I am very blessed to have known Shawn and Darlene. He the caring, loving and kind man that he is. He will be sadly and greatly missed and always loved by all…God Bless and keeping you all in my heart…….Heaven has gained another wonderful Angel…….

  9. RIP Shawn… I will remember your constant smile, love and appreciation for life and your love, Darlene. You were taken too soon, but God always does take the best first and you were definetely the one. My continued prayers will always be with Darlene that she continues on her course of life with the support and love of the people that always cherished the two of you and appreciated you for who you were.

  10. RIP SHAWN; my prayers go out to your family and loved ones.You are now walking with god as he will direct you and help along your wonderful voyage to the other side.
    You will be sadly missed but never forgoton
    janet naugler

  11. Shawn may you rest in peace and we know you will be watching over your family, friends and beautiful wife. Darlene and family I send many prayer and positive thoughts your way. Ryan English & Donnette Herring

  12. Shawn, may you rest in peace. Prayers to your family as they endure this enormous loss. Grateful that you are no longer suffering, you will be forever missed.

  13. Shawn, your beautiful & kind soul is now gracing all those already in heaven. You were one of the good guys, a breed apart. I know God has a plan for you but this world will surely miss the good-natured, loving person you were. Rest in peace.

  14. thoughts and prayers going to the Fadden family; may you find peace at the end of another long journey and know that Shawn and other special angels will be watching over you to help in this time of grief.

  15. Your sweet smile and the love of your heart will be so missed. We will continue now to pray for Darlene as she has been through so much and never was there a more devoted wife. I cherish our private talks which will remain with just me. Love and miss you my 2nd son. I will never forget you.
    aka: Mom (Sandy O’Meara)

  16. Darlene you are one of the most all around beautiful people in the world and the loss of such a wonderful, loving, dedicated man is such an indescribable sadness. You are always and will forever be in my prayers and thoughts. Shawn was loved and respected by so many people. Not just a few, but MANY. I am so glad you have such an incredible support team of family and friends. I love you from the bottom of my heart and soul. Love Kristen, Ryan, Deni and Dani xoxoxo

  17. Darlene, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish i could see you on friday, but am out of town untill Monday. I will be thinking of you as you go through these next few days. My heart aches for you and your loss. Love
    (You extended family at wegmans)

  18. Darlene,
    Our hearts are heavy for you. I will always cherish my talks with Shawn. He will be greatly missed. I know this is a real difficult time for you and your family. Our prayer is that God will give you strength as you are dealing with the loss of Shawn.

    -Isaiah 41:10

    John and Nina Palermo

  19. even though i never met shawn i heard so much about him through his awesome wife darlene. he had an amazing sense of humor and wonderful life with darlene. they were just perfect for each other. i’m so glad they found each other and did get to spend time with each other. some people don’t get to do that. he was always so upbeat and totally in love with dar. he will be missed.

  20. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Shawn. I grew up with him as my father and mother were friends with Donna and David at the time. I still remember having fun times and playing together. Life sometimes drifts people apart but it does not change the positive impact he made on my life as a kid. God Bless his parents David and Donna, Michelle, Mike and Tina, his family and friends. May he rest in peace! AMEN!

  21. I didn’t know Shawn but I did have the opportunity to meet him outside of Wegman’s one day when he was picking Darlene up. Cooper was sitting on his lap. I will always remember that warm and welcoming smile.

  22. I know that I had Shawn as a student while he was at RIT. I wish I could remember which year he graduated…but I was shocked and saddened to see his smiling face in the paper today. As others have mentioned, Shawn was always smiling, always positive and I remember this fondly. My thoughts are with his family at this time.
    Lorrie Frear, RIT

  23. I never met him sadly, But I always remember Darlene talking about him in such a joyous happy way. I am sure he is with god and is finally at peace. Darlene my thoughts are prayers are with you and your family in this time of need.

  24. In the short time I got to know Shawn, I knew right away he was a very warm, friendly, loving individual. My prayers will be with his wife and his family.

  25. My heart warming condolences go out to the entire Fadden family. Shawn has always been one of the happiest, loving, respectful gentleman and husband I’ve ever had the pleasure of being friends with over the passed twenty years. It has been an honor to know such a genuine man whom I can honestly say was a living saint and now angel to us all. He will be missed and remembered by the hundreds of lives he’s touched and his light will never fade nor will his smile from our minds.

  26. My sympathy to Darlene and the Fadden family. I have many fun memories of Shawn when we were young. He was a great friend to everyone. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  27. Over 30 yrs ago, our family first met Shawn. The kid with the beautiful smile, laughter in his voice, mischief in his eyes and an uncanny way of making everyone feel as though they knew him forever. And, his wife, Darlene is the same way. Shawn has left a beautiful wife, a faithful companion in Cooper, family and so, so many friends which is a tribute to the kind of man he was. Rest in peace. Jo Ann Scialo

  28. Shawn was an amazing individual, I didn’t know him very long, but the few times I saw him I knew he was special. He will always have a special place in my heart..

  29. Shawn was an amazing man with a tremendous love for his wife, Cooper, his family and friends. He was a true gentleman. I can’t remember one time I wasn’t greeted with a smile, and hug. He was truly selfless, even when in pain, showed care and concern not for himself, but for the ones around him. He will always be in my heart and in never forgotten, loved by everyone’s lives he entered.

  30. To Darlene, family and friends; I never had the chance to meet Shawn but through Darlene, I felt like I knew him a little bit. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  31. It is wonderful to have a window on Shawn’s adult like through reading comments. I knew him in childhood and through high school – as a neighbor and friend of Tina’s. I recall him as a very positve, fun-loving guy and my best wishes for healing and carrying on great memories go out to all of those he leaves behind.

  32. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Darlene, Shawn’s family and many friends.

    Darlene, I know you had a great marriage and loved Shawn so much.
    And no time on earth is long enough to share with those we love
    or to prepare our hearts to say good-bye.
    Know that Shawn is not lost forever, but just for awhile.
    You will meet him again someday and experience that wonderful smile.
    In the meantime, may family and friends comfort you
    and may time soften the pain until all that remains is the comfort of memories and love.
    Look to the night sky and find the two brightest stars….that will be Shawn and Jenna, there watching over you. Rest in Peace Shawn.
    Karen and Eric Martin
    Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada

  33. Thank you so much to the many many wonderful friends and extended family who attended my Shawner’s service. It was a beautiful service, and Pastor Larry did an amazing job! Thank you also to Scott Meeson for everything you did, to make Shawn’s service a memorable one. ~Darlene

  34. I know this is super super late. I had Shawn as a student first in the summer of 1999? at RIT and then in several classes after that. I still can’t believe that he is gone. He had such a great smile and positive attitude. He worked very hard and always did a good job on his projects. Some things are so hard to understand. I have lost a handful of students through the years and this is always a very difficult situation to come to terms with.

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