Paul M. Madison Sr Shipyard veteran


Services for Paul M. Madison Sr., a retired shipyard laborer, will be held at 7 tonight at Sharon Baptist Church, 1375 N. Stricker St.

Mr. Madison, who was 80, died Wednesday at his home on West Northern Parkway after a brief illness.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Madison attended public schools. He held number of jobs before going to work for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. near the end of World War II. He retired in the mid-1970s as a laborer at the company's old Key Highway shipyard.

Mr. Madison loved watching baseball -- a sport he played as a young man with the Harlem Pleasure Club team.

He was twice a widower. His first wife, the former Louise Raimey, died in 1986, and his second wife, the former Virginia Coleman, died in 1987.

Surviving are two daughters, Doretha E. Bragg and Lillian L. Allen; and two sons, Milton E. Madison and Edward H. Madison, all of Baltimore; a sister, Lillian Green of Ordinary, Va.; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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