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Mary Allen McAden, Former Mount Vernon High School Teacher, 78

Mary Allen McAden, longtime Larchmont resident, died on July 22.
Mary Allen McAden, longtime Larchmont resident, died on July 22. Photo Credit: Contributed

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Longtime Larchmont resident Mary Allen McAden died on July 22, 2015. She was 78.

Born in White Plains, N.Y., she was the daughter of Mary Allen Dunbar and Stuart Edwin Langdoc. She moved several times as a young girl, finally settling on a horse farm in Loveland, Ohio. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class and attended Miami University in Ohio, graduating in 1959.

She began teaching high school English in Ohio, and then moved in 1963 to New York City, attending Columbia Teachers College. She taught at Mount Vernon High School until 1971. After ten years at home with her children, she obtained a masters degree in library science from Queens College and resumed her career, this time as the school librarian at Fox Meadow Elementary School in Scarsdale.

She retired in 2004 after twenty years and began working part time at Scarsdale Public Library. In addition, she led innumerable book groups for both children and adults in Scarsdale over the years.

She leaves behind a son, Graham McAden of Santa Monica, Calif; a daughter, Abigail McAden Rubin of New York City; a son-in-law, Michael Rubin; and two grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers and her stepdaughters, Tonsie McAden of New York City and Rebecca McAden Hudson of North Carolina. She is predeceased by her former husband, George B. McAden, and a brother.

A memorial service will be held at Scarsdale Public Library on Friday, July 31 at 2 p.m.

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