Otto Henry Madorie Jr., passed away at the Hospice Residence in Stuart, FL on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.
He was born on June 9, 1918, in Marshall, MO to Susan Julia Porter and Otto Henry Madorie, Sr., and attended school in Marshall. He met his beloved wife, IlaMae Powell Madorie, in her hometown of Salisbury, MO. They were married on August 2, 1940. Otto served in the US Navy in WWII from September 17, 1942, to November 2, 1945. He was primarily stationed in Key West, FL, on the Minesweeper USS Ruddy (AM390).
Otto began his government career in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1941, as a courier for then Secretary of State Cordell Hull. After Otto's service to his country, he returned to the Department of State in the Mediterranean & African Branch, Foreign Operations Division, Passport Division Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, where he was working at the time of his retirement on June 22, 1973. While in Washington, DC, he attended the Benjamin Franklin School of Accounting and the American University. Otto and IlaMae moved to Port St. Lucie in 1974 and Otto held part-time positions at Grand Union in Stuart and Winn-Dixie in Port St. Lucie where he made many long-lasting friendships.
Otto held membership at the First United Methodist Church in Stuart where he served as an Usher for 25 years. He was a 60-year member of Lafayette-DuPont Masonic Lodge #19 in Washington, DC, and a dual member of Acacia Lodge #163 in Stuart; member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, Valley of Lake Worth; York Rite Masonic Bodies, Ft. Pierce, FL; and charter member of Amara Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. Otto was a member of the Treasure Coast Shrine Club, Ft. Pierce; Port St. Lucie Masonic Club; and served as an officer in the Martin County High Twelve Club No. 520. He was also a member of the Stuart-Jensen Elks Lodge No. 1870, the Anchor Line Yacht Club, and the Sandpiper Bay Men's Golf Association. He was a member of Naomi Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Patron in 1967 and 1969 in Trinity Chapter No. 33. In 1972 he appointed Grand Sentinel of the District of Columbia Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Otto was a charter member of the Port St. Lucie Chapter No. 1589, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Leland H. Madorie of Hendersonville, NC, and Clarence D. Madorie of Willow Springs, MO. Otto is survived by his wife, IlaMae, and a nephew, Jimmy Dyton Madorie, of Muncy, PA.
Otto will be remembered for his outgoing personality. He loved life and never met a stranger--everyone was his friend.
Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 Kanner Hwy., Stuart, FL, on Monday March 3, 2008, at 2:00PM, with inurnment at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospices, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997, or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 539, Stuart, FL 34995-0539.
Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart is in charge of arrangements.
Additional information provided per family recompense.