Memorial Wall

Private Floyd W. Maderia

March 14, 1900 - December 11, 1934

Floyd W. Maderia was born March 14, 1900, at Reading, Pennsylvania. Prior to his enlistment with the Constabulary, he served in the U.S. Navy from July 2, 1919, to July 3, 1924, as a musician, first class. Private Maderia enlisted with the Constabulary from Philadelphia on May 1, 1930, and was assigned to Troop B, Wyoming. He was 30 years old.

At 4:20 p.m. on December 10, 1934, Privates Maderia and Worden A. Bader were returning from court, where they had testified in the Theodore Morro murder case. In the city of Minooka, Lackawanna County, their vehicle skidded on an ice-covered street and struck a telephone pole. Private Maderia died of a fractured skull in the Scranton State Hospital at 1:45 a.m. the following day. Private Bader survived his injuries.

Private Maderia is buried in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. He was survived by his father, Mr. William Maderia, Reading. Private Maderia, 34, had completed four years and eight months with the Constabulary.

Private Floyd W. Maderia