Martin Maxwell(1952 - 2013)

Martin Michael Maxwell

Hyde Park - Martin Michael Maxwell, 60, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home in Hyde Park.

Born December 15, 1952 in Newburgh, he was the son of the late Jack M. Maxwell and Barbara Eckert Maxwell Chase.

He was a 1970 graduate of FDR High School, Hyde Park; received an Associate's Degree from Dutchess Community College; and graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1979 with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology.

Mr. Maxwell proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Marty was a former elevator salesman for Dover Elevators, ThyssenKrupp Elevators, and Schindler Elevators.

He attended Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park.

Mr. Maxwell's hobbies included coin collecting and playing chess. He also enjoyed playing racquetball and was a member of Mike Arteaga's Health & Fitness Center in Poughkeepsie.

Survivors include his daughter, Amy Marissa Maxwell, and son, Paul Christopher Maxwell, both of Hyde Park; sisters, Cynthia Parow of Pleasant Valley, and Diane Sindone and husband, Al, of Hyde Park; nephews, George, Kirk, and Dane Utter, and Jarrett Parow; niece, Meghann Morano and husband, Bob; cousin, Nathaniel Dawes and wife, Helen; special aunt, Katherine Thorpe of Newburgh; and several good friends, especially Jeff Lewis and wife, Mary.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Michael J. Maxwell.

In keeping with his wishes, there are no calling hours. Cremation has taken place at the convenience of the family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 Am, Thursday, July 18th at Regina Coeli Church, Rte. 9,, Hyde Park.

Burial of his ashes will follow in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.

Marty's family respectfully requests memorial donations to Regina Coeli Church, 2 Harvey Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

To send his family an online condolence or for directions, please visit

Funeral Home

Sweet's Funeral Home
4365 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2624

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 16, 2013