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Joseph L. Madl


Joseph Lawrence Madl passed away at his home in Sun Lakes, AZ on January 16, 2018 surrounded by loved ones after a long and hard battle with cancer. He was born on July 3, 1967 in Washington, PA and raised in Ligonier, PA. He attended Greensburg Central Catholic H.S. and upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served on the front lines of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait with an Artillery Battalion during his years of active duty. After his time in the Marine Corps he worked as a surveyor prior to graduating from ITT Technical Institute and moving to Arizona in 2000 to work for Intel and other companies in the electronics industry. He loved three things fiercely: his country, his family and the Marine Corps. He lived the mantra that once a Marine, always a Marine. He was never short on sarcasm or whit and never missed a chance to throw in that comment that would catch you off guard. The only thing sharper and stronger than his sense of humor was his heart. There are no words to describe the impact he had on people’s lives and how much he will be missed. He is survived by his parents Donald C and Barbara Madl; the love of his life Renee Stoops; his siblings Terri (Jody) Kromel, Donald G (Marcy) Madl, Stephanie (Jamie) Madl and David (Kelly) Madl; his Nieces and Nephews Drew Reynolds, Patrick Madl, Hayley Madl, Jared Madl and Grace Madl; and Special Friends Lacey, Michael, Araya and Joey Stoops.

Fr Eric Houseknecht will celebrate Mass Jan 26 at 10:00 a.m. at St Steven’s Catholic Church, Sun Lakes AZ. Following Mass Joe will be honored by the Marine Honor Guard with military funeral honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society for liver cancer research in Joe’s honor.


  • Debbie Madl Reighard Posted January 22, 2018 11:52 AM

    Joe was the BEST!!! Always, always , always made you laugh. He had a heart of gold, and a sense of humor like no other person I know. He will be missed so much by so many. Joe always told me he was my fav cuz & I was his. To me that’s a huge honor! I love you fav cuz. Rest easy, enjoy the beauty of heaven and we will be reunited again someday!!

  • Helen Sitler Posted January 22, 2018 12:26 PM

    Sending peace and light to the Madl family. Rest in peace, Joe.

  • Earl J Maddalena Jr Sgt USMC (76-84) Posted January 22, 2018 12:41 PM

    Rest In Peace Marine! We’ll take it from here! Semper Fi brother!

  • William Smoot Posted January 22, 2018 3:35 PM

    Rest In Peace Marine We will carry on with Fire Watch from here. Shoot, Move, Communicate Semper Fi. Deepest and Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this Marine.

  • barbara erion Posted January 22, 2018 3:56 PM

    loved all things about joe, had the best sense of humor and respect for people I will miss him so much but am grateful for knowing him

  • Sheriff Bob Wolfgang and wife Teresa Posted January 22, 2018 4:55 PM

    Dear Barb and Don, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  • MCPO Bob Tinsley USN-Ret Posted January 22, 2018 6:36 PM

    So sorry to hear this. Prayers with you and family. Semper Fi Marine. We have the watch, you stand relieved. RIP

  • Mike Hixson Posted January 22, 2018 6:56 PM

    A life way to short. I knew Joe was having health issues, just not the extent. He truly had a quick wit that would take you off guard. Enjoyed growing up with Joe. My sincerest condolences to the entire Madl family. RIP Marine!

  • Barb Bodin Posted January 22, 2018 7:16 PM

    We are so fortunate to have had Joe in our lives. Even though it was for a short time, we felt like we have known him forever! We are going to miss him watching the Seahawks games with us and his snide remarks about them. LOL Joe we love you and miss you already. John and Barb <3

  • Dave and Linda Larson Posted January 22, 2018 7:59 PM

    Dave and I only knew you for a short time but you became a friend that we can never forget. You were a fighter all the way. You fought for our country and than you fought for yourself. Rest in Peace our dear friend. We loved you

  • Kathy Kromel Balentine Posted January 22, 2018 8:13 PM

    Always the jokester, always kind…a great human being! He leaves behind wonderful, loving family and friends. He will be missed!

  • Brad LaGrone Posted January 22, 2018 8:16 PM

    Rest easy my brother! Your tour is done! It was great to know and serve with you in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Semper Fidelis!

  • Vernon J Gibson Posted January 22, 2018 10:15 PM

    Rest In Peace my brother. Semper Fi.

  • Samantha Johndrow Cherry Posted January 23, 2018 1:29 AM

    He was a good man. I am sorry not to have known him later in his life. Thank you for your service. My sincerest condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

  • Deacon Mike Orange Posted January 23, 2018 5:25 AM

    Don, Barb, and Family my deepest condolences to you all. He know rests fully in the Lord. No more pain or suffering only love.

  • Tim & Renay Madl Posted January 23, 2018 8:12 AM

    Your many battles are over Cuz. You are in a much better place now. You’ll be missed by so many, but we will meet again. Ty for your service, friendship & Love. Semper Fi Cuz, Love Ya

  • The Whitfield Family Posted January 23, 2018 3:48 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family. Please know that when we lose a Marine, we’ve lost a great person who has no doubt made a difference and a great impact in this country. Fair winds and Following seas.

  • Dennis Stray Posted January 24, 2018 1:21 PM

    Bret & I will miss you my friend. So happy I could stop by a few times to visit you & Renee & meet your family during the Holidays. RIP my friend!! Love ya Dennis & Bret Stray

  • Rich Willie and John Ulery Posted January 28, 2018 9:48 AM

    We celebrate Joe’s life. We all knew him as one of those kids you couldn’t help but love his quick wit and sense of humor in Ligonier. Our hearts are heavy for the Madl family.

  • Dan Glasstetter Posted January 28, 2018 10:12 PM

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Best wishes to your family.

  • Rich & Daneen Posted January 29, 2018 6:45 AM

    What hurts God got Joe through!! He now will get his Eternal award & no more pain or suffering!!
    We love you Joe & prayers for all especially St Barbara & St Donald!!
    “The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength!!”
    Semper Fi

  • Jason Smith Posted November 19, 2018 6:31 PM

    I just learned this today, doing a search for old friends… Wow, I’m really sorry to hear, Joe was a great guy. I worked with him at Intel for a short time some six years ago, but he made an impression on me. Rest in Peace, Joe.

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