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MADDEN, JOSHUA ROBERT; age 83; of Rochester; June 28, 2013. Loving husband of the late Jennie. Dear father of Suzanne (Jeffrey) Groen, Jill (Jonathon) Winston, Joshua (Sue) Madden, Phillip (Jennifer) Madden and Daniel (Keri) Madden; brother of Gerald (Joyce) Madden; grandfather of 16, great grandfather of 2. Originally from Drifton, PA, but spent most of his life in Michigan. Joshua attended Muhlenberg College as well as the Mining and Mechanical Institute. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Joshua worked as an engineer at General Motors for 23 years resulting in many legendary plastics innovations before joining Volkswagen of America as chief engineer-product engineering. He was a guest lecturer at many Universities around the world and he was a leadership member in many technical and professional organizations. Past activities include Vestry member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, Rochester Kiwanis and the Meadow Brook Concours d' Elegance as working chairman for one year and operations chairman for 23 years, he was also a Supernumerary for the Michigan Opera Theater which he truly loved. Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3 , 2013, 11 a.m. with an Instate time of 10 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 171 W. Pike St., Pontiac. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Memorial donations may be made to the Church or the Mining and Mechanical Institute. Online guestbook
Published in The Oakland Press on June 30, 2013
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