RADIGAN, Charles McDon­nell, "Mack,"

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78, died peace­fully on Novem­ber 9, 2017, of can­cer at his home in Lan­caster, Vir­ginia. Born Novem­ber 21, 1938 in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. to Charles M. Radigan and Vir­ginia McDon­nell Radigan and reared in Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia. He is sur­vived by his wife of 54 years, El­iz­a­beth Knox Radigan; his sis­ter, Mary Joe Bar­ra­zotto; his brother, Thomas Patrick Radigan; his daugh­ter, Kather­ine Knox Radigan; his son, Joseph McDon­nell Radigan; and his four grand­chil­dren, Laura El­iz­a­beth Radigan, Knox Charles Radigan, Lucy R. Bishop and Cooper Joseph Radigan. He is also sur­vived by his six-month-old golden, Libby. Mack was pre­ceded in death by his brother, Wil­liam Michael Radigan. He was grad­u­ated from St. John’s Col­lege High School in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. and from Dart­mouth Col­lege. He was com­mis­sioned a sec­ond lieu­tenant in the United States Army and af­ter his ser­vice, at­tended and was grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia School of Law. He was ad­mit­ted to the Bar of Vir­ginia in 1964 and to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Vir­ginia shortly there­after. He had 50 years of ser­vice at the State Bar. He en­tered in the prac­tice of law with his fa­ther’s firm in Ar­ling­ton. In 1974, he formed his own firm in Ar­ling­ton, prac­tic­ing for 42 years in state and fed­eral courts in North­ern Vir­ginia. Dur­ing this pe­riod, he was ac­tive in his com­mu­nity. He was Pres­i­dent of the Ar­ling­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce in 1977. He was a Ro­tar­ian and served as a board mem­ber and chair of the Ar­ling­ton Sal­va­tion Army. He was a mem­ber of Wash­ing­ton Golf Coun­try Club, a golfer and board mem­ber and pres­i­dent of that club. He also be­longed to In­dian Creek Yacht and Coun­try Club, Mid-Ocean Club and Farm­ing­ton Coun­try Club. He was a board mem­ber of the Ar­ling­ton Red Cross, a board mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Red Cross Re­gional Blood Pro­gram (por­tions of Vir­ginia, West Vir­ginia, Mary­land and the District of Columbia) and later served as chair of that pro­gram. He was asked by the chair­man of the Ar­ling­ton County Board of Su­per­vi­sors to ex­plore whether Ar­ling­ton cit­i­zens would sup­port a com­mu­nity foun­da­tion and whether a com­mu­nity foun­da­tion was a good idea. He took on the chal­lenge and served for three years as the first Board Pres­i­dent for the Ar­ling­ton Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion. He drafted their ar­ti­cles of in­cor­po­ra­tion and as­sisted in es­tab­lish­ing the foun­da­tion as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, cre­ated one of their first schol­ar­ship funds and guided the foun­da­tion through its ini­tial years. In re­tire­ment, Charles "Mack" lived on the wa­ter near Kil­marnock, Vir­ginia. He was a avid golfer and spent his win­ters in Fort My­ers, Florida at The Vines in Es­tero. Funeral ser­vices will be 11 a.m. Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, 2017, at St. Fran­cis de Sales Catholic Church, Kil­marnock, Vir­ginia. A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at a later date at the Wash­ing­ton Golf Coun­try Club in Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia. Cur­rie Funeral Home, LLC of Kil­marnock is han­dling the ar­range­ments. In lieu of flow­ers, please send con­tri­bu­tions to the Lan­caster Com­mu­nity Li­brary, P.O. Box 850, Kil­marnock, Va. 22482 or Hos­pice of Vir­ginia, 1328 Tap­pa­han­nock Blvd., Tap­pa­han­nock, Va. 22560.

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