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Marvin Madore, 80

Dan McClelland

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Marvin E. Madore, 80, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born June 15, 1938 in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Edgar and Alice (Gokey) Madore.

He was the oldest of five siblings. A sister Theresa pre-deceased him at her age of 16 months.

Marvin started his education at Holy Ghost Academy and went on to seminary at Wadhams Hall for the priesthood.

After graduation, he went on to St. Bonaventure, finding he did not have the calling for priesthood. He dropped out, moved to Newburgh and started a landscaping business and also worked for an Insurance company.

He then went on to banking where he became very successful. At one time he was president of a bank and awarded many accolades from friends and peers in the business for his skill, helpfulness, guidance and knowledge about the banking industry.

Marvin was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had witnessed many disasters. He was a military policeman and served in South Korea and Santo Domingo and also at the Martin Luther King riots.

Marvin returned to Tupper Lake in 1999 and bought his dream house- the Moody sisters' long time residence.

Marvin took ill 12 years ago and fought a good fight with everything he had.

Nancy his wife of 56 years was beside him and worked side by side with him.

He was active in the Tupper Lake community, serving on the village board for several terms and as a member of the Rotary Club.

Marvin and Nancy have one son Michael and his wife Christina of Maryland.

Marvin was pre-deceased by his parents, sisters, Theresa and Tammy and a brother Edgar (Butch) Jr.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, sisters Rita Madore of Windsor, VT and Mary Servant and her husband Edward of Hartland, VT, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service is scheduled for today, October 10 at 11a.m. at St. Alphonsus cemetery.

A Mass will be announced at a later date at St. Alphonsus church.