Richard Madan, a former co-chairman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and a child psychologist in the New York City public schools, died at home in East Hampton on Jan. 23 of unknown causes. He was 85.
He was born in the Bronx on July 3, 1928, the son of Max Madans and the former Rose Porritz, and grew up in that borough. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree at City College, and a master’s degree in psychology at New York University.
As a United States Army private first class, Mr. Madan was stationed in Japan from 1954 to 1956.
From 1957 to 1990, he worked as a psychologist for the New York City Bureau of Child Guidance.
On June 7, 1953, he was married to Phyllis Slaughter. She died on Nov. 14, 2013.
The couple lived at first in Manhattan, including on Riverside Drive from 1960 to 1991. They had purchased a house in East Hampton and moved there full time in 1991, becoming active in the community here.
Two sons, Joshua Madan of New York City and Matthew Madan of East Topsham, Vt., survive, as do two grandchildren.
The family plans a joint service for Mr. and Mrs. Madan in the spring. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 2013, East Hampton 11937.