Feb. 20, 1933 – Feb. 12, 2013

Jan Madejski, a retired pharmacist and strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, died Tuesday at his home on Grand Island. He was 79.

Born in Buffalo, he was a corporal in the Army during the Korean War and served stateside in St. Louis, Mo., from 1953 to 1955. Following his military service, Mr. Madejski enrolled at the University of Buffalo and graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1959. He and his wife of 53 years, the former Rose Mary Crimaldi, owned and operated the Herman-Stall Pharmacy on Forest Avenue in Buffalo for more than 30 years.

After they sold the business, Mr. Madejski operated Stall’s Health Services, a medical equipment supply business on Kenmore Avenue. He retired in 1998.

He was a former president of the Erie County Pharmaceutical Association and former chairman of the New York State Board of Pharmacy. Mr. Madejski also was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a James B. West Fellow of the Iroquois Trail Council in Batavia.

Mr. Madejski sang with the City Choir as a youth and was the only non-physician member of the Singing Doctors performance group in the 1980s. He and his wife traveled extensively and served on the welcoming committee for the International Institute of Buffalo.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Panteli and Dr. Mary Ann Spanos; a son, Dr. Thomas; two sisters, Julie Bukowski and Mary; and a brother, Gregory.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island.