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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Harry L. Madole

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  •   Harry L. Madole, age 77, of Tafton died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA.Mr. Madole was born January 5, 1935 in Lancaster, PA and was the son of the late Sheridan and Eltrudea (Hampton) Madole.He went to Trenton Public Schools and attended Philadelphia Musical Academy.Graduating from Trenton State College in 1857, he then attained a Master of Arts Degree majoring in Conducting and Composition.Harry taught first in Tinton Falls Schools of NJ for nine years, developing an eighty voice choir, an eighty-five piece band and a string program. In addition, he taught as an adjunct professor at Trenton State and founded The Shore Intermediate Band and Orchestra Association. He directed numerous musical groups and dramatic productions, while active as a professional musician himself. The highlight of his career came when he became Director of Music at Point Pleasant Beach High School in NJ where he remained until his retirement in 1991.He started a Jazz Program there which from 1969-1990 placed among the top in NJ each years and won state and regional recognition. He developed a cultural students enjoyed week-end visits with high school bands in Maine and New England. Performances at many concerts, footballs games, parades and community functions won acclaim form area leaders, every principal under which he served, community members and music teachers in other areas. He was recognized for his community leaderships. Selected to conduct All South Jersey Region Band. All State Jazz Ensemble and at the Garden State Arts Center. He founded the Greater Point Pleasant Area Community Symphonic Band which combined the talents of high school students, adults and alumni. At the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan and locally, he and his wife combined talents for many vocal, instrumental and dramatic productions.Mr. Madole has been recognized by many of his previous students who credit him for contributions as a teacher, friend and mentor in their lives.He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Janice(Hartshorn) Madole and two families: Scott & Barbara Madole of Hawley, PA; Jeff And Lydia Madole of Tyler Hill, PA; grandchildren:Scott & Brielle Madole of Columbia Crosswords, PA; Josh & Rebecca Madole of Columbia Crossroads, PA; Anthony Madole of Nashville, TN; granddaughter, Savannah Madole of Tyler Hill, PA; three great grandchildren: Rylee, Rose, Ethan of Columbia Crossroads, PA.Calling hours will be Thursday, September 6th from 7-9 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 205 11th St., Honesdale, PA. The funeral will be Friday, September 7th at 10 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 205 11th St., Honesdale with Rev. Robert Kazinski & Rev. Alec Wendell, officiating.Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 63 North Franklin St., Kirby Health Center Annex, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; American Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 W. Harford St, Milford, PA 18337; Wayne Memorial Hospice, C/o Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park St., Honesdale, PA 18431.For further information, directions or to leave a Memorial Remembrance (Candle) visitwww.TeetersFuneralChapel.com.Arrangements by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.

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