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Raymond Maddock, 82, Lifelong Westport Resident, Computer Salesman

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Raymond Robert “Ray” Maddock, 82, a lifelong resident of Westport, died on Jan. 7 at Greenwich Hospital, of complications from pneumonia.

Maddock was born on July 5, 1932, in the West Parish Road home of his parents, Lawrence and Irene Crossman Maddock.

A member of the Staples High School Class of 1951, Maddock played center on the basketball team. He also ran track and played baseball. In 1994, he was honored for those accomplishments by the Sportsmen of Westport.

He attended the University of Connecticut but left to join the Air Force. He returned after his service and graduated in 1958 as a business major. He was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity, and during summers while in college worked at Rex Marine and as a chauffeur for the Warburg family.

Also during college he married his wife, Carole McGarrie Maddock. They bought a house on Old Mill at Compo Cove. When Allen Raymond died last spring, the Maddocks became the longest-owning residents of Compo Cove and Old Mill.

After college Maddock became a salesman in the computer field, disregarding warnings that computers were just a fad. He sold mainframes for Remington Rand Univac, and won many awards as the company’s top salesman. His proudest achievement was selling the computer that became the NASDAQ system.

After more than two decades with Remington Rand, Maddock moved to Nixdorf Computers. He rose through the management ranks. He retired 22 years ago as Tandem Computers’ director of sales for the Eastern United States.

In retirement, Maddock enjoyed reading, and playing golf and tennis. He was also a member of the Y’s Men. Maddock and his wife continued their long love of skiing throughout the United States. He also enjoyed sailing. He was a member of the Patterson Club and Fayerweather Yacht Club.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carole; son Gregg and his wife Dana of Huntington Beach, Calif.; son Todd and wife Laurie of Bay Village, Ohio; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Lawrence “Larry” Maddock and his wife, Fran Nevins Maddock, of Wolfeboro, N.H. and his brother in law William “Bill” McGarrie of Westport and 13 nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, Jan. 16, at 2  p.m. at Greens Farms Congregational Church, Westport.

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