Let the memory of John Stephen Madarasz III be with us forever!
  • 86 years old
  • Born on August 15, 1932 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States.
  • Passed away on April 9, 2019 in Sanibel, Florida, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Madarasz 87 years old , born on August 15, 1932 and passed away on April 9, 2019. We will remember him forever.

Noted Cardiothoracic Surgeon dies

Sanibel, FL. - Prayers requested for the repose of the soul of John Stephen Madarasz III, whom died of metastatic prostate cancer spreading to the liver and bones, caused by a mid-life vasectomy that he opposed reversing, even after direct spiritual counsel, on April 9th in Sanibel, FL.

The son of John Stephen Hanusovsky Madarasz Jr. and Cecelia Walsh Higgins, born in Bayonne on August 15, 1931. 

Grandson of John Stephen Grenus Madarasz and Leiza Kopaszova Hanusovsky and John Lawrence Harrington Higgins and Catherine McGuire Walsh. 

One of Attila's clan with direct heritage traced to Kiralyhelmec, Hungary, now calledKráľovský Chlmec, Slovakia, presently near Uzhhorod,Ukraine. 

Maternal Walsh family traced to Redhills, Kilduff, County Cavan, Ireland, on the border of Northern Ireland. 

John met Margaret Lorraine Barron Greene Murrin Langan on a catholic school trip to Rome and married on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1955 in South Orange. Failed attempts at the Annulment process allowed them to remain married for over 64 years till death did they part! 

Graduate of Xavier High School, Holy Cross College and Cornell Medical School. Trained closely under the renowned Monte Lawrence MD at University of Iowa "Hawkeye" Hospital in Iowa City where Thomas, Margaret and Elizabeth were born. He stated that "Monte is the best surgeon he has ever worked with, hands down". Dr. Lawrence is listed as one of the top 100 African Americans. Served the US Army in San Juan, where Michael was born and finished training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where Kathleen entered. Stephen and John were born in New York City. 

Said to be the personal surgeon to the "thug" families since he would not sell out - "Hey doc, let this one go". 

A Magnum Cum Laude Ivy League trained medical doctor, he was a staunch advocate of contraception, especially surgical vasectomy, and euthanasia, as was his medical doctor father. As he rode the slow prostatic cancer train towards his final exam, even with the whistle blowing, he never glanced back at Our Lord. Masses, prayers, devotions and fasting are begged for the repose of his soul. 

Preceded in death by child Stephen on February 22, 1956, survived by brother Lawrence Higgins Madarasz; and offspring, including, but not limited to John Stephen (Barbara Susan Delong- Carolyn Marie, Claire Jannette, John Stephen), Thomas Patrick (Antionetta M Ricci - Richard Morgan, Ryan Patrick), Margaret (Peter John Cook - Erin Marie, Stewart Peter, York Christian Tyler), Elizabeth Ann (David Alan Thompson - Sarah, Allan Kerr), Michael Francis ( Jennifer Diane Hirsch -Colleen Marie Sullivan, Hayden Francis Xavier, Blair Chisholm), and Kathleen Regina (Earnest). 

Relatives & Friends kindly attended the visitation at August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. 

The Service was on Monday, 4/15/19, at 11:00 AM at St. James the Apostle, 45 South Springfield Ave., Springfield. 

Full body Internment at Saint Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia NJ. Single plot, single grave burial - Block 11, Section B, Pier A, Grave 3. 

All alone. By himself.


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