Russell E. MaDan

Russell MaDan

Russell MaDan

BRIDGTON — Russell E. MaDan died peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at his vacation home in North Bridgton, after a brief period of failing health. He was the devoted husband of Avis (Hunter) MaDan for 59 years. Russell was the son of Arthur and Susie MaDan of Brockton Mass.

Born in Brockton, Mass., he attended Brockton schools and graduated from Brockton High School in 1952. He was a Navy veteran and proudly served from 1952–1956 as a Naval Aviation Specialist.

After serving in the Navy, Russ attended Bridgewater State College and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He continued his education at Syracuse University and received his Master's Degree in 1966. He also did additional graduate work at Western Michigan University. A lifelong educator, Russell taught at Holbrook Junior High School, Silver Lake Junior High School, and spent most of his career at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School as both a teacher and administrator.

He served as a caring mentor to many students as well as beginning teachers during his educational career. He enjoyed seeing his students after their graduations and hearing their success stories. He also equally enjoyed watching the new and beginning teachers grow in their profession. Russell was active in local politics, serving as a member of the Bridgewater Housing Authority for fifteen years. He also served several terms on the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical High School Committee. He was proud to be part of the school's growth and expansion during his years on the committee.

He was a past president and longtime member of the Bridgewater Veterans Club. He also was a member of the American Legion 155 of Naples. He also held several leadership positions in the Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School Teachers Association during its formative years.

Russell and Avis enjoyed spending time at their vacation home on Long Lake in North Bridgton. They also enjoyed spending their winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

In addition to his wife he leaves behind three children: David of Bridgewater, Mass.; Thomas and his wife Marybeth of Taunton, Mass.; and Cindy Hampton of Lynchburg, Va. He also leaves his grandson Andrew Hampton of Lynchburg, Va. He was the brother of Barbara Lutz of Brockton, Mass., and Jack of Queen Creek, Ariz. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as many close friends.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

 

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