James C. "Jim" Paxton III

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James Carvel "Jim" Paxton III, 65, of Littlestown, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Carroll Hospice Dove House.

Born Aug. 23, 1947, in Annapolis, he was the son of the late James Carvel Paxton Jr. and Oeria Joan Anderson Paxton. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Dawn M. East Paxton.

He graduated from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, and started working for the National Park Service in Gettysburg, Pa. He also worked at Carroll County Public Schools from 1974 to 1988 teaching instrumental music at Sandymount Elementary, West Middle and Westminster High Schools and Baltimore County Public Schools from 1989 to 2004 teaching instrumental music at Dulaney High School.

Following his retirement, he worked for Stu's Music Shop in Westminster. He was the head symphonic band director for the American Music Abroad Bronze Tour and the assistant director for the Lyric Band of Hanover, Pa. He also conducted pit orchestras for various musicals at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter McKenna Farquharson, of Littlestown; sister and brother-in-law Lucinda Paxton-Bowser and Thomas, of Annapolis; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Rachel East, of Deland, Fla.; mother-in-law Melynda East, of Westminster; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, John Lawson Paxton.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements were made by Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services in Westminster.

Online condolences may be offered at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 24, 2013
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