Frank J. Madden, of Mountain Top, died at the home of his daughter, Noreen, on Monday, June 24, 2013, after a long illness.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late John J. and Anna F. McCarthy Madden.
He graduated from Meyers High School and was a 1952 graduate of King's College with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Prudential Financial as a sales manager and a sales representative. He completed the Life Underwriter Trainer Council for insurance executives and received many achievement awards during his career.
He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for six years. Frank was a member of the Alumni Association and Alumni Board of King's College. He faithfully worked on the King's Phonathon since its inception and served several times as general Phonathon chair. He was a member of the President's Circle, Century Club and Red and Gold Club of King's College.
He was a member of St. Jude's Church and served as the first lector. He was also a past member of the annual parish picnic committee, church choir and the finance committee.
He was an avid Notre Dame fan and fiercely proud of his Irish heritage.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joan Reber, his best friend of 58 years; and his sister, Joan M. Madden.
Surviving are his three daughters, Mari Van Wie and her husband, James, Clarks Summit, Noreen McInnes and her husband, Peter Ray, Encinitas, Calif., and Ellyn Coyle and her husband, Andrew, Elk Grove, Calif.; grandchildren, Aileen Van Wie, Gregory, Kelley, and Mollie McInnes and Haley and Riley Coyle; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today Sunday at McCune Funeral Home, South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Jude's Church. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude's Building Fund, King's College or to the Congregation of Holy Cross Priests.