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July 27, 2013

Roy M. Mader, 70, Riverside

RIVERSIDE — Roy Michael “Mike” Mader, 70, of Riverside passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Mader was born on July 24, 1943, in Bloomsburg, the third child to the late J. Ard and Helen (Rishel) Mader.

He was a 1961 graduate of Danville High School and later that year married Kathleen “Kate” Stanko. The couple had two daughters.

Following high school, Mr. Mader joined the United States Army where he served on active duty from 1964 to 1968 and again from 1970 to 1977. He completed one tour in Vietnam and another tour in Korea before retiring from the Army Reserve in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

During his service, Mr. Mader attended the U.S. Army Schools of Psychiatric Nursing and Regional Anesthesia. He graduated from the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia in 1972 and later earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University in 1979.

Mr. Mader was employed by Geisinger Medical Center Danville as a nurse anesthetist from 1979 until his retirement in 1997.

Throughout his life, Mike was active in a number of sports and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a long-time member of the Danville Rod & Gun Club.

Reading, crossword puzzles and gardening were among his other favorite pastimes.

Surviving family members include his daughters, LTC Lynne Ciancio, of Colorado and Johnna Bord, of Lebanon, Pa.; grandchildren: 1st Lt. Jeremy Fox, of Maryland; Lauren and Nicholas Ciancio, of Colorado; Brandon and Jadyn Bord, of  Lebanon; nephews, Richard R. Smith and Mark Mader, both of Danville; and niece Leanne Mader, of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gay Pontius, and his brother, Terry Mader. Also preceding him in death was his beloved dog, Tannie.

Relatives and friends will be received Thursday evening, August 1, 2013, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville. Military honors will be accorded by the Fort Indiantown Gap Honor Guard at 7:30.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 205 Ferry St., Danville, PA 17821; or the Pennsylvania SPCA 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.


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