Frederick "Fred" Madaras

West Branch, Michigan
October 31, 1937 - August 19, 2019

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Obituary Notice

Frederick “Fred” R. Madaras, age 81, of West Branch, MI passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home. He was born on October 31, 1937 in Detroit, MI to Stephen & Caroline (Rock) Madaras. He moved to the West Branch area from Dearborn & Howell 20 years ago. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He was employed by Marathon Oil Company as a supervisor at the Detroit Refinery prior to his retirement. Fred was a member of the American Legion Post #370 in Skidway Lake and was a past Post Commander. He enjoyed fishing, boating, playing golf, traveling and was an outdoorsman.

Fred is survived by his wife, Sally Maples whom he married on August 22, 1964, in Dearborn; sons, Matthew (Deb) Madaras of Pittsburg, PA, Stephen Madaras of San Diego, CA; daughter, Marlene (Oli) Vidal of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Aaron, Joshua, and Ari Madaras, Adriana, Andrea, and Alec Vidal. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per the wishes of Fred no services are planned. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Woodmere Cemetery


In my heart I will always carry the love I have for my Father. He was the most understanding, patient, calm, and reasonable person I have ever known. All of my best attributes come from him and his influence. His endless strong work ethic, his mutual respect for all others, his nonjudgmental positive attitude, and constant selflessness truly made him a rare gem. My Dad always gave everything and expected nothing in return. I will forever miss him in being, but I will always fondly remember who he was and strive to be just like him in every way.
— Marlene Vidal Madaras

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