John T. (Jack) Madden, 70, a retired head bartender for the National Press Club who was active in the National Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation in Baltimore, died June 17 at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore from injuries suffered in an automobile accident last month.

Mr. Madden came to this area in 1929 and began working in the catering business. He joined the press club staff in 1936 and was head bartender there until his retirement in 1973.

He then devoted full time to volunteer work with the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, where he served as a liaison director and coordinator.

Mr. Madden was born in Stoughton, Mass., and attended the Boston Trade School and the Wentworth Institute in Boston.

During World War II, he served with the Army Adjutant General Student Officers School at Fort Washington.

He was active in the Lions International for more than 20 years and was a past district governor of Lions District 22. He also was a past director of the Maryland Sight Conservation Association and a 32-year member of the International Geneva Association, a catering organization with which he had held offices at the local and national levels.

His wife of 30 years, Annabelle Cameron Madden, died in 1977.

Survivors include three sisters, Edna LaCivita of Massachusetts, and Margery Gillen and Gail LaCivita, both of Florida, and three brothers, Charles, and Frederick, both of Massachusetts, and Arthur, of California. CAPTION: Picture, JOHN T. MADDEN