Booker T. Madden Sr., Army Nco

April 15, 2009|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Booker T. Madden Sr., a retired career noncommissioned officer in the Army who later was a restaurant manager at Fort Meade, died April 8 of cancer at his Glen Burnie home. He was 75.

Mr. Madden was born in Baltimore and raised on Druid Hill Avenue. He attended Carver Vocational-Technical High School, where he had studied cooking.

He left Carver in 1951 to enlist in the Army, where he later earned his high school equivalency certificate.

He served with an infantry unit and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

After being discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1976, Mr. Madden managed the House of Four Hats restaurant at Fort Meade for 20 years until retiring in 1996.

He also was a graduate of Howard Community College, which he attended after retirement.

Mr. Madden enjoyed fishing and cooking dinners for family gatherings. He also liked spending winters at a second home in Summerfield, Fla.

He was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church, 1015 Sundown Road, Ferndale, where services will be held at noon Friday. Burial will be at 3 p.m. April 28 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Bessie M. Brown; a son, Booker T. Madden Jr. of Glen Burnie; three daughters, LaVerne McAllister of Laurel and Beverly Madden and Renatta Burnside, both of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Ella Williams of Baltimore and Deloris Hawkins of Houston; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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