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LeRoy S. Maxwell


1915 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
LeRoy S. Maxwell Obituary
LeRoy S. Maxwell, of 100 Country Club Road, Wynnecrest Development, Waynesboro, Pa., age 98, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Waynesboro Hospital.
Born July 12, 1915, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Levi H. and Maye Stevenson Maxwell. He was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro.
On Dec. 28, 1939, he married Pauline K. (Kauffman) Maxwell, his high school and college sweetheart, who became his wife of over 70 years; she died Sept. 13, 2010. He is survived by his daughter, Ann K. Maxwell, of Rio Rancho, N.M., his son, LeRoy S. "Tucker" Maxwell Jr. (and his wife Judy), of Waynesboro, three grandsons, two granddaughters, and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Maxwell graduated from the Waynesboro High School in the class of 1932, from Juniata College in 1936 and from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1939. He was Juniata College's National Alumni Association President in 1953-54, a Trustee of the College for 14 years and, since 1981, a Trustee Emeritus. In 1981 the college honored his wife and him with its Alumni Service Award.
He was an attorney at law in Franklin County from January 1940 until January 2002, during which time he had eight partners and six associates; he served Franklin County as its elected District Attorney from 1944 until 1948. Among his partners were Anson B. Good, later Trust Officer and President of First National Bank and Trust Co., Waynesboro, Pa., and Richard J. Walsh, until recently a Judge in the 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and his son, LeRoy S. Maxwell Jr., who had been his partner from January 1969 until his retirement.
Maxwell was a member of the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren and, for 40 years, active in its affairs. He served as Sunday School Treasurer, Finance Committee Chairman, Building Committee Chairman, and Ministerial Committee Member. In Church related organizations, he served as Board member of the Brethren Home, Cross Keys, New Oxford, Pa., and of Price's Church Cemetery.
In community affairs, he served as a Director of First National Bank and Trust Co., Waynesboro, Pa., for 26 years, from 1964 until 1990, and prior thereto for nine years as a Director of First National Bank of Blue Ridge Summit. He was a Waynesboro Hospital Board member from 1953 until 1983 and its President from 1955 until 1963. Membership in the Rotary Club of Waynesboro began in 1949 and he served as Club President in the year 1953-54. He was a member of the Board of Renfrew Museum and Park from its inception in 1973 until 1991, when he became a Director Emeritus. Upon the formation of Renfrew Committee Inc., he was appointed to its Board in 1996 and served until March of 1999. He served on the Boards of Waynesboro Motor Club, Waynesboro Chapter of American Red Cross, Memorial Park Association, Green Hill Cemetery Association, and Waynesboro Junior Chamber of Commerce, serving as its first President in 1941. As an Eagle Scout, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and served as Chairman of the Tuscarora District of Mason-Dixon Council, BSA, 1951 until 1953, and as Chairman of the District Eagle Board of Review from 1955 until 1994. In 1965 he as honored as an Adult Scouter with the Silver Beaver Award. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a 50-year member of the Acacia Lodge No. 586, F&AM, and a member of the Harrisburg Consistory and Zembo Temple Shrine.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Joel Nogle officiating where Masonic memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa., or Renfrew Committee, Inc., 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Oct. 15, 2013
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