Michael Gregoire Philias Madore
April 30, 1937 ‒ October 12, 2015
LEXINGTON: Michael Gregoire Philias Madore, age 78, passed away Monday evening, October 12, 2015, from a long battle with cancer. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his immediate family, along with being in the thoughts and prayers of many other family members and friends.
He was born April 30, 1937, in Van Buren Maine, to parents Donat & Annie Madore. After graduating from Presque Isle High School, he went on to graduate from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Michael then proudly served his country for 12 years as a US Army Captain serving as a Military Intelligence Officer. While serving in Germany he met his wife Judith Fenner. During his tenure in the Army he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After which he transferred to the Department of Defense serving for more than 23 years with the National Security Agency residing in Columbia, Maryland. During his time with the NSA he wrote many books and service manuals on linguistics mainly regarding the Russian language. Upon retirement from the D.O.D. he and his wife Judith moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. After Judith’s death in 1999 he married Nancy Sheets in 2007. He resided in the Albuquerque metro area for approximately 20 years prior to moving to Lexington to be with family.
In his spare time he enjoyed building car and ship models, reading, following politics, playing cards, working daily crossword puzzles, jig-saw puzzles, growing flower gardens, landscaping and wood working. Traveling and experiencing other cultures was his passion as he was fluent in several other languages. Hawaii was by far his favorite destination as it was the place he traveled most frequently.
He is survived by son Michael Lance Madore of Hauser, Idaho, and his children Amber Madore of Baltimore, Maryland, Jessica Falsone of Hauser, Idaho, Christine Madore of Post Falls, Idaho, and Damien Madore Taylor of Knoxville, Tennessee; son Douglas (Pamela) Madore of Galion, Ohio, and their children Brittnay, D. Andrew, Rachel, and Elisabeth; His stepson Russel (Shirley) Sheets and his children Kendall and Conner, of Tucson, Arizona, stepdaughter Terri Morris and her daughter Courtney Baca, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, his siblings Robertine “Bobbi” Kelly of Chicago, Illinois, J. Donald Madore (Louise) of Bedford, New Hampshire, and Carol (Raymond) Surapine of Hartford, Connecticut, and numerous relatives, nieces and nephews scattered all over North America.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his first wife Judith (Fenner); his second wife Nancy (Sheets); siblings Girard, Bernard, Roderic, Charline, Luella, Floyd, and Joseph.
Michael’s cremated remains will be interred in the Western Reserve Veterans Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio, with Military honors. Although no public service will be held in Michael’s memory, his family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, love, and support during this incredible journey.
Michael had an interest in philanthropy by supporting as many as 50 Catholic charities and other charitable organizations. In lieu of flowers to the family, please make a donation to your local Wounded Warriors Project in Michael’s name as he was an avid supporter of this charity. This can be found at WWW.WoundedWarriorProject.org.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Michael’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com