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Mar.7, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 8


John L. Madden ’47

Published in the Mar.7, 2012, issue

“Jack” Madden died July 15, 2011, in Palo Alto, Calif.

Jack was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Yonkers, N.Y. He grew up in Princeton and graduated from the University in 1949. During World War II, Jack was a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, where he served as a navigator on a B-17 named the “Bad Penny.”

In 1950 he married Claude Harper. They lived in Princeton and Buffalo and moved to Palo Alto in 1960. Jack was the division manager for the engineered-system division of FMC Corp. in San Jose. He was an avid fly-fisherman and duck hunter and enjoyed camping in the High Sierras. Jack loved golf and was a member of the Stanford Golf Club.

Travel occupied a lot of their time, and for 36 years they wintered in Maui while summers were spent at their beach house in Santa Cruz. Jack will be remembered for his quick sense of humor, inquisitive mind, and great kindness.

The class extends deepest sympathy to Claude; their three daughters; five grandsons; and Jack’s brother, Frank ’54.

The Class of 1947

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