January 28, 2020

Robert Maday

Died Aug. 3, 2019


Robert Maday, 88, of Sterling passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Crestwood Village in Mount Pleasant.

He was born in Sterling on the family farm Sept. 13, 1930, to the late Charles and Stella (Jamrog) Maday. He married the former Theda “Marian” Poole on Oct. 15, 1955, at St. John the Baptist Church. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2014. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He returned to the family, farming and working at several companies before starting his 25-year career at General Motors Saginaw Grey Iron Foundry in skilled trades. His farming skills continued in a large garden every year, and he also enjoyed woodworking and building things for anyone in need. Robert served his community as a member of the Sterling Village Council for many years and served as president of the council. He was a member of the Resurrection of the Lord Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister.

He is survived by his children, John Maday, Jeanne and Lawrance Bendzinski, David Maday, Kathlene Maday and Diane and Jeff Grove; grandchildren, Kim and Sascha Bartels, Brian and Janeen Maday, Valerie and Tim Wagner, Eric Bendzinski, Adam Grove and Kate Grove; great-grandchildren, Christian Maday, Matt Bartels, Bianca Bartels, Hannah Maday and Sophie Wagener; also his siblings, Dorothy Scheid, Rita Sharp and Ted and Marie Maday.

He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Gail Maday; and a brother, Frank Maday.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at 10 a.m. from Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church with the Rev. Father David Parsch presiding with burial in Sterling Cemetery. Family will be present at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Homes for Our Veterans.


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