Robert Eugene Madaffer

May 10, 1927 ‒ January 18, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Robert Eugene Madaffer died on January 18th after a short illness. He was born May 10, 1927 in Navarre, Oh. He graduated from Navarre High School, The Ohio State University and Cornell University. He served in the Navy in WWII. He taught at Whitehall Hall Yearling High School. He was a member of the Academy of Science. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Irene (Sisterhen) Madaffer and his wife Faye (Cornelius). He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years and a revered member of the Boy’s State Legislative Program. He volunteered at Bexley High School and Bexley Public Schools and was a long time volunteer and bartender for CAPA. His greatest joy was drum and bugle corp and he followed his favorite corps as they competed across the United States. He was known for his great booming voice and laugh and his passion for science. He loved Christmas, model railroads particularly the Santa Fe Chief, symphonic and baroque music, and a well made martini with a splash of good scotch. He is survived by his brother Thomas Madaffer of Massillon Ohio and a sister Cynthia McFarren (Madaffer) and nieces and nephews. He was loved by his students, many of which became adopted family that continued to love and support him through his long struggle with Alzheimer’s. A celebration of his life will be held at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing West in Delaware, Ohio on Saturday, February 11th at 12:00 PM. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Council for Older Adults of Delaware.