Albert Shickery Fadel

March 8, 1926January 4, 2019

Albert S. Fadel, 92.83 years old, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was born on March 8, 1926, in Charlotte, N.C. to Joseph T. Fadel, Jr. and Marie J. Fadel, a Lebanese immigrant family and grew up on McDowell Street during the Depression. He worked at 'Joe's Cafe,' the family business on Brevard Street.

At age 16, he enlisted in the US Navy during WWII and saw combat in the Pacific. Upon discharge, he married his pre-war and wartime sweetheart, the love of his life, Geraldine M. Fadel. He later built and operated with his wife his first restaurant for 15 years. Afterwards, he practiced real estate in Charlotte for 35 years that also included building two strip centers and another restaurant. Albert was self-taught and loved business finance and development. He enjoyed hunting, traveling and most of all his family, which he cherished.

He is survived by his beloved wife Jerry of over 70 years, his son Kim A. Fadel, his wife Jacquelyn S. Fadel, grandsons David A. Fadel and William S. Fadel, his brother Joe Taffy Fadel, III and sister-in-law Geraldine Almond Fadel, and many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jeffrey A. Fadel, sisters Elizabeth F. Stavrakas and Louise F. Turner and brother Robert G. Fadel.

He was a lifelong member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church attending the 9am Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated by Reverend Frank O'Rourke on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 11:00 am at St. Gabriel located at 3016 Providence Road in Charlotte.

The family will receive friends one hour prior at 10:00 am. Immediately following the funeral service, a graveside service will take place at Sharon Memorial Park located at 5716 Monroe Road in Charlotte. (The best entry is via the Sharon Amity Road side entrance, and then turn right and right again to the south side of the cemetery.)


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, January 11, 2019

Albert Shickery Fadel

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Karla Timpani

January 10, 2019

Dear Jerry and Kim,
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Albert. I have fond memories of him as he was always full of joy and laughter every time I saw him. He was a good man and his memory will live on with us for eternity. We are all fortunate to have known him.

Deepest condolences,
Karla Timpani

Shirley Spence

January 10, 2019


I was so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. You have my heart felt sympathy.

Shirley Spence (Ann Ferguson's sister)

Karla Timpani

January 10, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Albert was always full of joy and laughter when I knew him as a girl. I always looked forward to seeing him and all of his family. He and my grandmother are first cousins. His memory will live on forever in all who knew him. With Love and much sorrow, Karla Timpani (Essine's daughter).

Marilyn Kissiah Porter

January 10, 2019

Dear Mrs. Fadel,

I am so saddened to learn of Albert's passing. I know how much you adored him and what a wonderful husband and father he was. And he was so caring and generous.
I still remember vividly you and Albert having your "Sunday school girls" to dinner at "The Peddler" and what a very special time that was. (We were only 12 years old and we were treated with such graciousness). What an example and role model you both were to all of us.
My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Much love,
Marilyn Kissiah Porter


January 9, 2019

I send my condolences to you and the family with Love and Sympathy....LOVE CLAUDINE PATE