In loving memory of Scott L. Mader
M.D., Scott L. Mader, 57 June 24, 1955 Feb. 18, 2013 Scott L. Mader, M.D., 57, passed away peacefully one week after his best ski-race ever, surrounded by family and friends, on Feb. 18, 2013, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born and raised in Salem, the son of Jackie and Howard and younger brother to Robert (Gwen) Mader.
He was a loving husband of 30 years to Maureen (nee O'Malley). Dear father to Kevin, Erin, Ellen and Brian. Uncle, cousin, nephew and friend to many.
He played football at North Salem High School. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Willamette University and studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After completing his medical residency at the University of Rochester in New York, he did a Geriatric Fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles.
He had a passion for working with veterans and with the deeply committed staff at the Portland VA Medical Center, a position, which enabled him the ever-challenging roles of administrator, researcher and clinician. As an educator, he was a Professor of Medicine at OHSU.
Taking his responsibilities to his family and friends as earnestly as his work, Scott loved to spend time with them by skiing, backpacking, fishing and playing backyard badminton with "Mader House Rules." Music played a central role in his life and he enjoyed playing a wide array of instruments and tried much to the delight and chagrin (depending on the instrument) to imprint this passion to his family and friends. He never forgot his roots and loved spending time at his 150-year-old family farm. His only regret was that he could not live out his retirement picking up rocks, weeding and plowing fields.
For information on services as well as memories, stories and pictures, please visit http://scott.mader.muchloved.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made in Scott Mader's name to support Patient Support Services at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Please make your checks payable to the OHSU Foundation and mail to Mail Stop 45 PO Box 4000, Portland, OR 97208-9852.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Young's Funeral Home in Tigard, Oregon. Our entire staff extends their sincere condolences to the extended family and many friends of Scott Mader. May God's peace sustain you during this season of loss. It has been an honor to serve you.