April 25, 1923 – June 16, 2014
Stojan “Steve” Madic , age 91, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2014.
Born in Yugoslavia, on April 25, 1923, Steve was the son of the late Jelenko Madic and Jelenka Potic Madic. He served in the Yugoslavian army during WWII until he was captured as a POW in 1939. In 1943, Steve was liberated from his imprisonment and he would rejoin the military until the war’s end. He would eventually immigrate to the United States in 1969.
A baker by trade, he was accomplished in his field. In his leisure time, Steve enjoyed tending to his flower and vegetable gardens and loved cooking. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who adored spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Obrenija Papic Madic. Steve is survived by his children, Sofija Lemanski (Joseph) of Bear, DE, Michael Madic (Barbara) of Middletown, DE and Rosa; grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn, Suzanne (Mark), Cori Ann (Christopher); great grandchild, Michael, Brandi, Ava Victoria, Brayden and Ella.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, June 19, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home of Wilmington Manor, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a vistiation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road, Port Penn, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.