A zest for life filled every one of Dr. J.J. Macedonia's days, and anyone who knew the congenial physician would undoubtedly say no one would be prouder to be inducted into the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame today than he.
When Dr. J. passed away in 1997 at the age of 57, he left behind a void that has been impossible to fill. But he has also left behind a legacy of unparalleled service, devotion to his family, and kindness to his fellowman that will never be forgotten. A native of Jefferson County, Ohio, Dr. Macedonia was graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central High School, receiving his undergraduate degree at the university of Notre Dame, and his medical degree at the University of Guadalajara before returning to his beloved hometown to establish a highly successful medical practice.
J.J. was not only a fine physician and surgeon, but he was a friend to his patients as he continuously put service above self. His 23 years as team doctor for the Steubenville Central Crusader football team is but one example of the continuous service he rendered for the benefit of the team. On a community level, his commitment was above and beyond his medical practice and business ventures. Dr. Macedonia supported virtually every charity in n in an extremely generous manner.
To his wife Diane, and daughters Marla, Marci and Mica, and son-in-law Bill Phillips, we share in your pride as we recognize an exemplary individual, Dr. J. J. Macedonia, inducted into the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame July 5, 1998.