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Barbering bloodline: Hair-cutting a life choice for family

The Madelones, from left, Kevin Sr., Cicero and Kevin Jr., are seen in the Cobleskill shop, below, of Kevin Sr. (Alan Ginsburg/For The Daily Gazette)
The Madelones, from left, Kevin Sr., Cicero and Kevin Jr., are seen in the Cobleskill shop, below, of Kevin Sr. (Alan Ginsburg/For The Daily Gazette)
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For the Madelone family barbering isn’t just a profession, it’s a legacy. Cicero “Peter” Madelone, 86, began his barbering career in the Navy during World War II aboard a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) that carried combat troops and equipment into war zones. “Ship’s captain wanted someone to cut hair for the 133 crew members on the ship,” said Madelone. “When he found out I was already cutting the men’s hair he came to me and ...

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JIMOCONNOR
January 14, 2013
9:59 a.m.

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Bravo Madelones...Cut my hair for 18 years...I never looked, or, felt better..In the 60's 70's Pete, Cicero, took me from 'a Princeton, to a shag. He resolved major disputes between my dad and i over the length of my hair by making me 'look presentable.'

His daughter, Maria, gave my son his first hair cut mid-85.

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