John Madaras

Obituary of John S. Madaras

John S. Madaras, Jr. MD-Physician, Husband & Father

John S. Madaras Jr. MD, 86, of Short Hills, NJ & Sanibel, FL entered into eternal rest on April 9, 2019. Relatives & Friends are kindly invited to attend the visitation at August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.

The funeral Mass will be held on Monday, 4/15/19, at 11:00 AM from St. James the Apostle RC Church, 45 South Springfield Ave., Springfield. In lieu of flowers donations to Xavier High School, NYC.

Dr. Madaras was born in Bayonne, NJ to John & Cecelia (Higgins) Madaras. He proudly served his country as a Captain in the United States Army & was a proud Alum of Xavier High School (NYC), College of the Holy Cross (MA) & Weill Cornell School of Medicine (NYC). He practiced medicine with the Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgical Group where he earned the nickname "Smiling jack". He had a zest for life, a member of Baltusrol Golf Club & Canoe Brook Country Club. He was a sports enthusiast & an amateur Ornithologist. While he had passion for photography & traveling, visiting over 125 countries & playing golf on every continent. His real joy was spending time with family especially the grandchildren.

He was a loving husband to Victoria Papalis Madaras. A devoted father to Jack (Barbara), Tom (Ann) Meg, Beth Anne (David) & Kathleen (Ernest). Stepfather to Frank Alansky (Melissa). A brother Larry (Maggie). He cherished his grandchildren, Claire (James), Carolyn (Eric), Johnny (Jenny), Lindsay, Logan, London, Ryan (Chloe), Richie, Erin, Stewart, York, Alan, Sara, Emma & Tommy. Great Granddaughter, Chloe.