ASHTABULA — Paul Edward Madar, age 96, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Country Club Retirement Campus.
He was born May 22, 1916, in North Braddock, Pa., the son of John and Elizabeth (Vasily) Madar and had been an Ashtabula resident over 65 years.
A graduate of Girard Union High School, he served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He began his working career as a mail clerk for the railroad, then become a Realtor. He started with the Miller Realty before founding the Madar Realty Company in 1961. During the early years of the company, he and his wife also operated the Little Miss Muffet Restaurant on Main Avenue next to the office.
He developed the Fair Oaks Allotment on Douglas Road and was the Real Estate Property Manager for the Veterans Administration. In 1974, he became a SRA designated appraiser with the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and in 1992 established Paul E. Madar & Associates, Inc.; a real estate appraisal service. He also served as a Real Estate Instructor at Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus, and was a real estate broker in Florida and Oklahoma.
Paul received the Broker of the Year Award twice from the Ashtabula County Board of Realtors. He served as President of Ashtabula County Board of Realtors in 1965 and 1971; Lake Erie Toastmasters in 1962; Ohio Association of Realtors in 1972; a three-year trustee for the Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce; Executive Board of the Ashtabula Area Development Association (AADA); a Republican Precinct Committeeman; Ashtabula County Republican Picnic Chairman 1962 and 1964; and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, President and Treasurer.
He had been a member of Kiwanis Club, the Ashtabula BPO Elks #208, the Ashtabula Country Club, and Mother of Sorrows Church. An avid golfer and talented bass violin player, he also enjoyed participating in the Green Door Follies and the Ashtabula Dancing Club. He and his wife loved to go dancing together.