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Daniel Rodman Madara

Daniel Rodman Madara, 88, of Bellwood died May 29, 2004 at Tyrone Hospital.
He was born April 27, 1916 in Bellwood, a son of the late Daniel Clair and Nellie Emma (Swan) Madara. He married M. Jane Hauser on Oct. 10, 1941 in Altoona.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years; two daughters: Katherine J. Williams and husband, Blair of Irvona, and Joyce M. Nau, and husband, Charles of Huntsville, AL; a son: Dr. James L. Madara and wife, Vicki of Chicago, IL; six grandchildren: Darla Nau Bernstein and husband, Dr. David Bernstein of Seattle, WA; Daniel Nau and wife, Jacki of Olive Branch, MS; Army First Lt. Christina Williams Lewis and husband, Jay of Smoke Run (stationed at Ft. Bliss, TX), Pamela Williams, of Irvona and fiancé, Matthew Allen, Max and Alexis Madara both of Chicago, IL; four great grandchildren: Robby and Patrick of Seattle, WA and Cody and Elizabeth of Olive Branch, MS; a sister: Martha Zwergel of Kalamazoo, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Madara was preceded in death by a son: Daniel Rodman Madara, Jr.; a sister: Catherine Tyler and brother, David.
Mr. Madara was a 1934 graduate of Antis Township High School and attended Juniata College.
He retired in 1971 from Amtrak/Penna. Railroad, serving over 30 years as a passenger trainman/conductor.
Mr. Madara was a member of the Tipton Baptist Church where he was active in the over 60’s bible study group.
He was a member of the U.T.U. and A.A.R.P.
Friends were received from 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 31 and 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. time of funeral service, Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at the Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Bellwood with Pastors John Pine and David Ervine officiating.
Interment will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bellwood-Antis Public Library or Tipton Baptist Church.