YORK Richard S. Maxwell, 90, formerly of Webster, N.Y., died Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Barbara S. (Schwartz) Maxwell. A graveside service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, N.J., at the convenience of the family. The J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc. of Stewartstown is assisting the family with arrangements. Richard was born in Morristown (Morris County), N.J., a son of the late Harry T. and Thyra May (Stiles) Maxwell. He was a WWII veteran with the U.S. Navy, having served in the Pacific Theater. Richard attended St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont and later graduated from Syracuse University with a M.S. Degree. Richard was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Kappa Phi Kappa Education Honorary. He taught Science at the former Manlius High School and then taught Biology at the Fayetteville Manlius School District, retiring in 1978. Richard was an active member of the Manlius Methodist Church and later with the West Webster Methodist Church. He sang with the Dewitt Choraliers and later with the Webster Senior Chorus. He was a volunteer for F.I.S.H.. Richard was a member of the N.Y.S.R.T.A., the Audubon Society, and was an avid SU sports fan. Surviving are three sons, Richard S. Maxwell and his wife, Helen of Stewartstown, Carleton S. Maxwell and his wife, Susan of York, and Bradley T. Maxwell and his wife, Holly of Penfield, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, James, Kimberly, Christina, Phillip, Christopher, Kelly, Kyle, and Kollin; and seven great-grandchildren, Austin, Michael, Matthew, Lorelai, Amanda, Joseph, and Owen. In Richard's memory, contributions may be made to either The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606; or to Hope Builders International, P.O. Box 5465, Charlottesville, VA 22905.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Oct. 27, 2013