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BENNINGTON -- Gerald Norman Maxon, 75, a former longtime resident of Settlers Road and more recently of Emerald Lane in Williamstown, Mass., died Thursday evening, April 21, 2005, at New England Medical Center in Boston.

Born in Pownal on Feb. 20,1930, he was the son of the late Ellis and Florence (Crawford) Maxon. He grew up in Pownal attending local schools. He was married to MaryLou Stone on April 20,1957. She died Sept. 7, 1999. Mr. Maxon was a career serviceman in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1947 until 1967,specializing in electronics.

Upon his discharge from the military he and his family settled in Indian Springs, Calif., eventually moving to Newark, Calif. and then Freemont, Calif. While in California, he had worked as an electronics technician at Dalmo-Victor Electronics. In 1976 they relocated to Plattsburgh, N.Y. and then to Bennington where he worked for many years at the former Vermont State Liquor Store on Depot Street.

In earlier years, he had been a member of the Tucker Lodge F&AM in North Bennington. He enjoyed working with wood, especially wood carving, and had always enjoyed working on cars.

He leaves his son Gerald N. Maxon Jr. of Rotterdam, N.Y.; two daughters, Melody Watson of Rentz, Ga. and Denise Betts of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Cameron Maxon and Alexas Betts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by sister, Sonia Walk and brother, Ellis Maxon.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday evening, April 26, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington with the Rev. Deborah Estey, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Bennington, officiating. Calling hours will continue following the service until 9pm. Graveside committal services will take place on Wednesday morning, April 27, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Maxon family lot on Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal.

Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Chapter of the American Cancer Society in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send condolences to the family of Mr. Gerald N. Maxon, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2005
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