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Dr. John J. Maron


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Dr.  John J. Maron Obituary
DR. JOHN J. MARON, 91, OF LIMERICK John J. Maron, M.D., 91, of Limerick, PA loving father, husband and World War II veteran died peacefully at his home on July 14, 2014 after a brief illness. Born on May 2, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Eugene and Amelia Maron, he was a graduate of Brooklyn Prep School, Fordham University, and New York University Medical School. Upon graduation from Fordham University in 1943, Dr. Maron entered the Officer Candidate School at the University of Notre Dame. In the fall of 1944, he met Pat Marron and they were married nine months later in Albany New York. As an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, he was assigned to state side duty in Miami, Florida and became the captain of a ship which he named "The Princess Pat", after his new bride. While serving in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Maron was accepted to New York University Medical School. He interned at St. Albans Naval Hospital in New York and upon graduation, he began his residency at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He later started his own family practice next to his home on Spring Street in Royersford. In the early 1970's, Dr. Maron became the Chief of Staff in Obstetrics at Pottstown Hospital and delivered more than 3000 babies in the greater Royersford area. His loving wife, Pat, died suddenly in 1977. They were married for 35 years and raised seven children. Dr. Maron was elected president of the medical staff of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and served on the lay board for two years. He then became the Medical Director of the Montgomery County Geriatric Center for 33 years until he retired from his practice in 2000 at the age of 77. During that time he served as a two term president of the Montgomery County Medical Society. Always the humanitarian, Dr. Maron volunteered by serving Meals on Wheels to the elderly. In his retirement he also enjoyed playing golf at Spring-Ford Country Club and visiting his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. He was known to all for his honesty, kindness, intelligence, strength of character, and larger than life personality. An adored role model to his children and grandchildren, he is survived by his devoted wife, Meda, of 36 years and his seven children: Chris (Terrie) of Apollo, Florida; Robert (Eileen) of Blue Bell, PA; Suzy Lang(Don) and Patricia Lacy (Jay) of Sarasota, Florida; Andrew (Kathy) of Brant Beach, NJ; Michael (Pam) of Port Orange, Florida and Pamela (John) of Pittsburgh, PA, and three stepchildren: Meda Hannigan, Christine Gorden and Herbert Rhoads. His loving memory will live on through his 22 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Lewis Road at Walnut Street, Royersford, PA 19468 with a Mass at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Mnsgr. Joseph P. Gentili. Entombment will be held privately in the Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Project Outreach, 410 Washington Street, Royersford, PA 19468. Condolences may be made and the video tribute may be viewed by visiting www.RoyersfordFuneralHome.com. The Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, PA is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Mercury on July 16, 2014
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