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January 16, 2014

Donna Elizabeth Truax Madara

Donna Elizabeth Truax Madara

HOBART — Donna Elizabeth (Truax) Madara of Greene, lost her 55 year struggle with the effects of diabetes on Jan. 9.

Donna was born and grew up in Hobart. She was a graduate of South Kortright Central School and Potsdam University.

Donna was born in 1947, the daughter of Asa Truax and Ethelyn Truax Vermilyea.

She is survived by her husband, Kimber Madara; son and daughter-in-law, David and Melissa Madara; sister, Louise McAleese; brother, Larry Truax; and their extended families.

Donna worked as a teacher and substitute teacher, and was active in her church as long as her health permitted.

She will be remembered for her caring and kindness, and for her ever-present smile and ever-optimistic outlook on life.

A memorial service for Donna was held in Greene on Jan. 13.

Anyone wishing to honor Donna is encouraged to make a donation to a charity of one’s choice.

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