Gerald John “Jerry” Maden
January 15, 1948 – March 2, 2019
Gerald “Jerry” John Maden, 71, of Kokomo passed away Saturday March 2, 2019 at his residence. Born January 15, 1948 in Woodbury, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Reginald John Maden and Helen Clara (Kummer) Maden. After graduating from Clayton High School (1966) and Drexel University (BS, 1971), he was commissioned as a United States Marine Corp officer. Jerry flew helicopters in the Vietnam War, notably flying during the evacuation of Saigon. Upon his return, he married Deborah Elaine (Weir) on July 26, 1975. Following his military service, he worked for Kodak and earned his MBA at Rochester Institute of Technology (1978). Jerry settled in Kokomo in 1978. He retired from Delphi Automotive Systems in 2005 and had built over a dozen homes in Howard County. Jerry was an avid athlete, enjoying football, rugby, lacrosse, running, racquetball, cycling, and most recently pickleball. He was a volunteer and board member for Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels. He made annual trips to Costa Rica to volunteer for Central American Mission Projects, served as a mentor for the VA, and prepared taxes for AARP Foundation Tax-Aides. He is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Debbie Maden of Kokomo; one son Brett Maden of Boston, MA; two daughters Devon K. (Steven) Good of Salt Lake City, UT and Kelly Maden of Denver, CO; and two sisters Bonnie (Bill) Dahl and Linda (John) Sheldon of New Jersey. Funeral services and military rites by the U.S. Marine Corp and the Kokomo Military Rites Team will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions can be made in Jerry’s name to ACPMP Research Foundation (acpmp.org/donate).