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John Baptiste Maradie

June 24, 1950 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 69)



John {Jack} passed peacefully at his home in Lighthouse Point in the early morning on June 4.  His daughter Kaylan, was at his side. Jack fought a courageous and valiant battle against an insidious and aggressive cancer.

Jack was born in Hartford, CT. in 1950.  He was the third of four sons born to Frank Maradie and Mary Maradie Sharp.  The family moved to Boca  Raton, FL in 1958 when the population was about 5000 residents.  Jack attended local schools including the newly opened St Joan of Arc School in 1962.  He went on to attend Boca Raton High School where he was a member of the football team and active in anything to do with sports. He graduated in 1968 and continued his education at FSU and FAU, earning a BA degree.  He was awarded a Boca Raton Rotary Club Scholarship to help finance his college education.  Following graduation, Jack had a diverse and successful business career.  He worked for Seiko Time Corporation for many years living in Raleigh, NC, Atlanta, Ga, and Destin, FL.  Moving back to Boca Raton in 2000, he pursued a career with Morgan Stanley and Purdue Global University.

Later in life Jack began researching his family tree and discovered many interesting and here to fore unknown facts concerning his family.  This discovery led to relationships with a bevy of previously unknown relatives whose company he was able to enjoy.

Jack will be remembered for his unique and wry wit, his intelligence and his love of sports.  He was a pensive man who picked his words carefully.  His wit would many times catch you off guard because his demeanor made it unexpected.  During high school, his core friends nicknamed him "Flash", from the song "Jumping Jack Flash".  This endearing name stuck with him throughout his life as his close friends always referred to him as "Flash".  Jack will be missed. but when remembered a wide smile will cross your face. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 10 at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton.
 He was a loving and devoted father to Kaylan.  His love of family and friends were a never wavering part of his life.  Jack is survived by his daughter Kaylan. granddaughter Vylah, brothers Rick, Dennis and Peter (Debbie).  Survivors also include numerous nieces. nephews and cousins. 

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.




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Memorial Service
June 10, 2020

6:00 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida 33431


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
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