Harold James Madigan, 1935 – 2006

MADIGAN – Harold J., 70, passed away on Thursday, March 9th. Harold was born on New Year’s Eve, 1935 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended Fordham University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Harold served in the U.S. Army Armored Division as a Tank Commander. After leaving the Army, he started his distinguished career as a banker on Wall Street before moving to Oklahoma where he worked at several banks, eventually becoming a Senior Vice President at the Bank of Oklahoma. He left the Bank of Oklahoma to start his own consulting firm, Bank Training Systems, which specialized in creating credit analysis systems. In his retirement, Harold enjoyed computer gaming, reading, studying history, and eating english muffins with coffee. Those who knew him will miss his dry sense of humor, his keen insights, and his fierce determination to persist in the face of adversity.

Harold is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sue Madigan, his daughter Shawn Smith and son-in-law Brent Smith, his son Jamie Madigan and daughter-in-law Geralyn Madigan, his granddaughter, Samantha Madigan, his brothers, Tom and Richard, and his sisters, Mary and Nora. Services will be held Monday, March 13, at 2:00 at Woodland Acres Baptist Church –5511 S. Harvard in Tulsa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Woodland Acres Baptist Church.

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13 thoughts on “Harold James Madigan, 1935 – 2006

  1. Jamie, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. He had a very interesting life and accomplished much.
    Geralyn, enjoyed the pictures of Sammy and thanks for keeping me informed of what is going on in your lives.
    Love and prayers.
    Aunt Cleo

  2. Jamie –
    Our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the death of your father. I remember him as a very nice man, whose many good qualities are reflected in both you and Shawn. Our thoughts are with you, your mom, Shawn and all of your family during this difficult time. I am sure you will all find solace in each other’s company and the many happy memories you all shared with your dad.
    Matt, Sue, Marty and Vince Seeker
    Ger – Thanks for the email and the pics!

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Sue. Shawn and Jamie and other members of the family and friends who will certainly miss Harold. Although we didn’t know him well, he was always such a pleasant and interesting person. Sue will especially miss Harold after living with him for 40 years. We will pray for Harold and the family on this very sad occasion. May he rest in peace.

  4. Jamie, I have never met you, but I have been reading your blog for a year now, and wanted to let you know that I am very sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family and loved ones.
    Bethany Gronberg
    Great Mills, MD

  5. Jamie and Ger,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. Although we never met him, your stories of him always made me smile. Our thoughts are with you and your whole family.
    Kathy, Dan, Connor and Erin O’Neal

  6. Jamie,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. It sounds like he had a great life and I’m sure he was proud of you.
    Spencer & Nancy

  7. Just another stranger here wanting to say with deepest sympathy, I’m sorry about your loss. Now is the time to be with family and I just know you will all pull together during this difficult time. It may not mean much since I am an outsider and know nothing about the situation but I do sincerely send my prayers.
    Much love,

  8. Thanks very much to everyone who posted a comment here or wrote me an e-mail. They are all very much appreciated and my Dad would be happy to read them. Or maybe he IS happy to read them. Do they have WiFi in Heaven? I know they have 56k dial-up in the other place, so who knows.
    At any rate, we had a nice memorial service earlier today with a great crowd of people. My uncle and aunt Tom and Marge were there, as well as various aunts, uncles, and cousins from my Mom’s side of the family. And then of course many people from my parents’ church, work, and other social circles. It was a touching and tasteful service with a minimum of wailing and gnashing of teeth, just as he would have liked it. And now we’ve got to get on with our lives.
    So thanks again to everyone who wrote or commented. Random stranger or old friends, I’m glad you’re stopping by.

  9. Jamie,
    I am really sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts are with you.
    Take Care and see you soon.

  10. Jamie,
    I would appreciate having yours, Sue and Shawn’s e-mail addresses. I have a few pics I would like to send.
    Again, I want to express my sincere sympathy. Harold was such an interesting and gentle man. I always enjoyed visiting with him.
    God’s blessings to you and your family.

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