Thomas Maxwell, 68


Thomas Maxwell, 68, of Ellwood City died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 21, at his residence.

Born January 1, 1947 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late James A. and Elizabeth Jean McMurdo Maxwell .

He was married to Joyce McDevitt Maxwell, who passed away in 2005.

Tom retired in 2008 after 40 years of service as an accountant for the Heritage Valley Health System.

Tom was a poster child for polio when he was 8 years old. Despite his handicaps, he saved the neighbor boy from drowning in his youth. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, who belonged to the N.R.A., collected coins and guns. He enjoyed building models with his grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (Tonya) Maxwell Jr. of Ellwood City, three sisters, Betsy Meyer of Ellwood City, Juju Marabito of New Brighton, Sally Jo Fraser of West Pittsburgh, two grandsons, Austin Javens, and James Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Leroy Maxwell in January of this year.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday November 24, from 2 to 4 and 6 to the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave, Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City on Wednesday, November 25, at 11 am.

Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts Troop 806, or the March of Dimes. .

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3 thoughts on “Thomas Maxwell, 68

  1. Dear Maxwell Family,
    I want to express my sincere sympathy to you all. Tom and I started 1st grade together at Wayne School and I always felt he was a friend. You will all be in my thoughts as you deal with this loss.
    Barbara Klingensmith Nagel

    • Thank you for your condolences. It has been a few years since then but I and everyone who knew him will remember him and what he did.

  2. To Tom, Tonya,Austin,and James,
    You have a very good man in your lives, I’m so sorry he left you guys so soon, he was a very kind and loving person, he never let anything stop him. When he would come in where I worked to play lottery I wouldn’t let him wait and he would yell at me for it, he never wanted anyone to feel sorry for him. He was a really kind and warm hearted man. He was loved by many, he will be missed but never forgotten. I always told him he was my boyfriend. He was one of a kind.

    Love all of you,

    Love the Beighleys

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