2018-06-07 / Obituaries

Roger Madigan

June 2, 2018

Roger Madigan Roger Madigan Roger Allen Madigan, 88, of Luthers Mills and Harrisburg, PA, passed away Saturday,

June 2, 2018 at his home in Harrisburg.

Family, friends and colleagues called on Wednesday,

June 6 at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 1030 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Funeral services were held privately, and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery,

Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Millie L. (Kemmerer) Madigan; daughters, Vicki (Michael) Lynn Madigan Paxton of Carlisle and Annette (Bobby) Madigan Carr of Annapolis, MD; sons, Nicholas (Elizabeth) Madigan of Towanda and Steven Madigan of Emmaus; grandchildren,

Kialeigh Grady, Matthew Madigan, Zachery Madigan, Morgan Madigan and Danae Madigan; stepchildren, Dr. David Wenner, Honorable William (Bobbi) Wenner and Beth Sizer, all of Harrisburg, Michael Cleek, Andrew Cleek, Lauren Wenner Bricker, Michael Sizer, Kaitlyn Wenner Hook and Keegan Wenner, several great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife of 49 years, Margaret “Peggy” E. (Gobel) Madigan, who passed away on Jan. 20, 2002, and two sisters and brothers- in- law, Phyllis (Earl) Madigan McMorran and Laverna (Hugh) Madigan


Roger was born in Luthers Mills on Jan. 25, 1930, the son of the late Albert E. and Ada (Allen) Madigan. He was a graduate of Penn State University, Class of 1951, receiving his BS Degree in Dairy Production. Following his graduation from Penn State, he was a dairy farmer from 1951 to 1964 and then became an Insurance Underwriter. Roger was elected to the PA House of Representatives in 1977 and served the 110th District until 1984. He was successfully elected to the PA State Senate in 1985, serving the 23rd District until 2009 when he did not seek re- election. During his service to the State of PA, Roger served on the Senate Transportation

Committee, Vice Chairman of the Game and Fisheries

Committee, member of the Appropriations, Labor and Industry and Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees.

He also served as Chairman of the Joint State Government Commission and the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees.

Roger served as an agricultural trustee at the Pennsylvania

State University from 1979 until 2001 and as a board of director of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. He was presented the Alumnus of the Year Award from the Department of Dairy and Animal

Science in 1995 from Penn State University, and he was appointed Penn State Trustee Emeritus in 2003.

Some of the other awards consisted of the Government Leader of the Year from the Pennsylvania

Chamber of Business and Industry in 1989, the Leadership Award from the Manufacturers Association and the State Elected

Official of the Year from the National Association of Homebuilders, presented in 1993.

His other community activities included memberships in the Rotary Club, Union Lodge #102 F.& A. M., Williamsport Consistory, IREM Temple, Bradford County Shrine Club, Bradford and Sullivan County Farmers’ Association, Union Grange, the Bradford and Pennsylvania

Holstein Association and was a former trustee of Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and Guthrie Medical Center.

Memorial donations in Roger’s memory may be made to one of the following: Bradford County Library, 16093 US Route 6, Troy, PA 16947; Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, US Route 6, Towanda, PA 18848; Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown

Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts,

Inc., 25 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Send online condolences to Vickeryfhinc.com.

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