William Maykel
1953 - 2020
BORN
September 3, 1953
DIED
November 22, 2020
Dr. William M. Maykel

Paxton - Dr. William M. Maykel DC, 67, of Paxton, MA, Chiropractor, researcher and published author, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in the comfort of his home.

William is survived by his long-time beloved partner, Deborah Gayner, with whom he lived; two daughters, Vanessa Maykel and Tiffany Scanlon, along with her husband James; two grandchildren, Quinn and Conor Scanlon; a brother, Mitchel Maykel and his partner April Cassata; four sisters, Dr. Linda Maykel, Elaine and her husband George Manneh, Diane and her husband Kevin Norcross, and Michele Maykel and her husband Joseph Dick; his former wife and friend, Marla Maykel Pyle; nieces, nephews, and friends. Dr. Maykel was born in Worcester, son of the late William G. and Helen Maykel.

Dr. Maykel graduated from Worcester Academy, UMass Amherst, and Western States Chiropractic College. Following graduation from Chiropractic College, he achieved his diplomate status with the International Board of Applied Kinesiology and became board eligible in orthopedics. He was a career-long member and officer of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, U.S.A. chapter, which included his role as Vice Chairman. Dr. Maykel has lectured throughout the world and treated over 50,000 patients from over 90 countries, including an array of executives, famous musical artists and professional athletes.

Dr. Maykel owned and operated a Chiropractic and Kinesiology practice in Auburn for 40+ years. He was a proud Eagle Scout and enjoyed fishing, hunting, bicycling, running, skiing and spending time with nature. He had a countless number of jokes up his sleeve and was always making people laugh. Dr. Maykel was an activist and lifetime student who loved reading and sharing his wealth of knowledge with others. Above all else, he wanted to heal and help everyone's lives that he touched – which he did on a daily basis. Dr. Maykel will be sorely missed by family, friends, patients, and colleagues. He will always be remembered as a truly gifted humanitarian and doctor.

Memorial Calling Hours will be on Sunday, November 29, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. Due to COVID safety concerns, a Memorial Service will be live-streamed from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. online at www.mercadantefuneral.com and then select the "live services" tab, to accommodate remote attendance.

You can also visit the online guest book to share stories and condolences with his loved ones at the funeral home website. The family wants everyone to be comfortable, and honors the decisions individuals make on how they choose to pay their respects. Those attending in person should kindly refrain from personal contact. Social distancing and the use of face masks will be required at the funeral home.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, 2020.
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I am SHOCK to just hear this horrible news I had NO IDEA!! I was a patient of his for over 40 years! My heart is broken Rest in Peace Dr. Bill, you truly were one of a kind!!! Rest in the SWEETEST PEACE
Gail Tebo
Friend
February 1, 2021
To the Maykelfamily I would like to offer my condolences my brothers and I grew up with Billy he was a famed individual and loved by my parents as well as a youngster he Love the boating and fishing with us on Lake Quinsigamond as well as striped bass fishing down the Cape bass River he will be missed dearly and there is a special place in our heart for Billy You will not be forgotten my friend Eric
Eric Abdow
January 24, 2021
Bill Maykel was not always easy.. ...to the two young lady attendants who trundelled out into the middle of a frozen-solid pond to retrieve a fish for him... ...to the construction worker who wound up in his waiting room holding onto one of the massive pillars that held the building up... Waiting for Bill to show up and quite unable to breathe... There are so many lives that have been touched by Bill Maykel with skill in his profession, by his sense of humor by his kindness and generosity. I wish this world many wacky and loveable Bill Maykel's.
Joanne LaLiberte, patient&friend
January 19, 2021
I would describe Bill Maykel as colorful... And I think he would approve! The other thing I'd say... was that he was forever HAPPY and he shared it with the world. It was his JOY of being FILLED with LIFE and HUMOR that HE gave to each of us.. UNSTOPPABLE ENERGY that he could NO MORE control than TREES can stop turning RED in AUTUMN! I have learned many things from our FRIEND and KIND SPIRIT, DR. Maykel... keep your HEART OPEN, LOVE ALL who are dear to you and MAKE OTHERS LAUGH... Because laughter HEALS! LOVE EVERYTHING .. because God knows the place in which you and I still NEED to HEAL. BE A BRAVE MAYKELETTE! Follow King Willie's example... share the KNOWLEDGE AND KINDNESS HE gave to you with the person NEXT to you. If we all do this, the entire WORLD WILL HEAL! Love NATURE for it is GOD'S GIFT TO US ...and Lastly, LOVE YOURSELF because that's where DR. MAYKEL did his FINEST work. EAT a little LESS; LOVE Everyone you meet Love NATURE and all Little&Big FISHES and LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF AND ALL THOSE NEAR AND DEAR TO YOU. TAKE SOME TIME EACH DAY AND SEND A LITTLE LOVE FROM YOUR HEART TO THAT PERSON WHO IS LOVED... OR STRUGGLING. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and We WILL ALL HEAL TOGETHER. Dear King Willie (as I call him), You have showed us by your excellent and loving ways just how we should be living our lives each day..... And now it,sadly, is up to us to follow your humorous and energetic example that you have left for us. I am sure that I am not the only one who feels so honored and grateful for the way you have chosen to live a healthy and happy life and to educate the rest of us with your caring humor. I will miss you horribly. Perhaps some day we will meet up on the other side and I am sure you will have found a fantabulous fishing stream that you can share with all "YOUR FAMILY WHO LOVE AND HONOR YOU". Be overjoyed as always and we shall meet once again. LOVE TO YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN... IT HAS BEEN MY SINCERE PLEASURE. I WILL MISS YOU.
Joanne LaLiberte, patient&friend
January 10, 2021

i am so sad to say that I just found about Bill’s passing today.

I loved and trusted Dr. Maykel as my doctor and friend for 25 years. There is no one who can replace him or the work he did.
I will miss him and his jokes!

He was a loving and kind man who would adjusted me perfectly every time and always made me feel better instantly!

My heart goes out to Deb and his family for he will truly be missed!
He was a super light being!!
Diana cress - Beaulieu
Acquaintance
December 30, 2020
Linda and family, I just learned of your brothers passing and want to extend my sincere sympathy. I remember Dr. Bill Maykel speaking to may class at QCC (dental hygiene program) back in 1981 on holistic health. I knew of the special gift he offered his patients and although I did not know him personally, I know he will be greatly missed by his patients and the community. I understand he was a truly remarkable facilitator of healing. My condolences. Jane Gauthier
Jane Gauthier
December 30, 2020
Sadly, I just recently found out about Dr. Maykel's passing. Although I only knew him as an occasional patient, when I first met him years ago, it only took a few moments to sense he was "not like everyone else" as in very unique. Someone who was not afraid to think outside of the box. I'm not surprised to see the long list of tributes to Bill, from his many close friend. And I'm sure he had so many. Heartfelt condolences to his companion and family.

Sincerest,

Brian Lawrence
Brian Lawrence
Acquaintance
December 20, 2020
Fishing, skiing, healing, entertaining, conversing, partying and joking around; Billy was the "MAN". He was my friend and will be missed but always be remembered!
Bill Knowles
December 17, 2020
So very sorry to hear about your dad and brother. Your dad was a very gifted healer He loved you and your sister dearly and everything was about you both May he Rest In Peace
Cheryl Hartsough
Friend
December 8, 2020
Dr. Bill was by far the most interesting and helpful Doctors that I knew. He was always there to answer any questions I may had no matter the day or time. I will for sure miss his knowledge on all things health related, as well as his priceless jokes. My most sincere condolences to his family.
Kirk Atamian
Friend
December 7, 2020
I send my condolences to the Maykel Family. I am sorry for your loss.
- Mary Dick
Mary Dick
Acquaintance
December 6, 2020
I am so blessed to have had a connection with him in this plane of existence. From our many wonderful conversations I know Dr Bill has moved on from the limitations of this incarnation and is now free to explore the true nature of his being in all of his amazing Glory. I look forward to his continued contribuation to all of creation from above the veil. So many people mourn his loss and I know he would never want any of us to feel pain and would want all of us to celebrate his graduation from earth school. God bless my very dear friend. Always and forever
Susan Sheldon
Friend
December 5, 2020
Three weeks ago Bill and I had dinner at the Sole Proprietor... with no idea it would be our last....ever.
Shocking...Sad..!

Bill...was my oldest friend. We met in the late fifties at UncleJacks Camp in Rutland Mass.
We enjoyed nature and travel...for over 60 years. He was such a wonderful person. I will never forget Billy Maykel.
Miss ya...Bigtime.
From: Joey Miller
Overseas-Indonesia
Joel Miller
Friend
December 4, 2020
Sincerest of Sympathies to his families. He was an Amazing individual, a wealth of knowledge and willing to share it with others. A true humanitarian who touched so many lives on his short time with all of us. May the family take some comfort on the legacy that he leaves behind. May the only remember the wonderful stories...and forever keep him alive in speaking his name whenever possible. Prayer to the families,
from Lori-Ann and Neil Copeland
Lori-Ann Copeland
Acquaintance
December 3, 2020
Diane Harrison
December 3, 2020
The world lost a bright light. There is nothing I can possibly add to the beaming smile in that photograph... Exactly as he always looked to me-- a bright bright light. Keep going Bill, keep your Joy alive. Where ever you are going you will make that place better.
Scott Walker
Friend
December 3, 2020
We're so sorry to hear that Dr. Bill will no longer be sharing his chiropractic expertise and knowledge. Our prayers go out to the family and may he rest in peace.
Randy & Denise Packard
Friend
December 2, 2020
Dr. Bill you were an awesome person, who cared about everyone, always had a smile and the best jokes. You were a pleasure to know and work with. Your departure from this world makes it a little greyer. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Nicole Lavallee
Friend
December 2, 2020
Bob Dirsa
December 2, 2020
Doctor Bill was a plethora of medical knowledge and beyond and has helped so many people including myself, he will be missed by so many.
his family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael Burbank
Friend
December 2, 2020
The neatest doc to ever walk. Dr. Billy our family will miss your infectious smile, open heart and brilliant mind. Love to your family, all of the love right now.
Glinda Fandango
Acquaintance
December 1, 2020
The neatest doc to ever walk. Dr. Billy our family will miss your infectious smile, open heart and brilliant mind. Love to your family, all of the love right now.
Glinda
Acquaintance
December 1, 2020
The neatest doc to ever walk. Dr. Billy our family will miss your infectious smile, open heart and brilliant mind. Love to your family, all of the love right now.
Glinda
Acquaintance
December 1, 2020
Words can hardly convey how much my wife and I will miss Bill. His loss cuts deep as we so much loved, not only “Dr. Bill” the healer, but the man himself. He touched us all so profoundly with his light, laughter, intellect, and wit. We both experienced, inexplicable healing after healing with Bill over the last twenty plus years. What a beautiful man. How blessed I am to have known Bill, not only as my doctor but to have known him as my friend. Over the years I was fortunate to share many adventures with Bill, fly-fishing the wild rivers, lakes, and ponds of northern Maine. Fly-rod in hand, wild eyed, passionate, and ready for an adventure best describes Bill as we took to the woods. Being with him in Mother Nature (“the Big Woman” as he called it), catching that look in his eyes when stalking wild, native brook-trout was like plugging into 10,000 volts of electricity. How lucky am I to have spent quality time in “God’s Country” with such a quality and truly spiritual man. His enthusiasm for life was contagious. His love for his daughters Tiffany and Vanessa and grandchildren and Deb was always present in stories he would share. The world has lost a medical genius and extraordinary healer. I am deeply honored to have known you Bill and to have you as a friend. God Bless. Rest in Peace. I (we both) love you.
Craig Shepard & Jerilyn Asher
Friend
December 1, 2020
Arthur Gertler
December 1, 2020
Bill Maykel will never be forgotten.
What an extreemly wonderful guy..!
He was a best friend for over Sixty years. I met Bill at "UncleJack's Camp"
in the 1950 s. We became immediate friends through our love of Nature, fish, frogs n turtles...and Butterflies...!
We had dinner at "theSole"3 wks ago.
I am shocked and saddened by this unexpected passing and dont have all the words. I qill surely miss my 60 year buddy...Bill.
My deepest Condolences..
Love...from
Joey Miller....
in Bali Indonesia.
Joey Miller
December 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Maykel family. I am an old friend of Mitch and Michelle and have fond memories of the old neighborhood and Billy, who was the coolest kid ever! He spent his life healing and helping others. God bless his soul and may his memory be eternal.
Pete Vessio
Friend
November 30, 2020
I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Dr. Maykel and I conferred over the wireless radiation issue and he was very generous with his time and support. I know others who were patients, and have ever only had kind and inspirational words to share about him. His light and energy will be missed my many.
Cece Doucette
Coworker
November 30, 2020
Paul Fendler
November 30, 2020
Peter Pappas
November 30, 2020
Gary Wetreich
November 30, 2020
I was so very sad and shocked to hear of the passing of my dear old friend Billy. We shared many great times together at Umass and then later when he was starting his practice. He was a wonderful, special human being who will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched. RIP Dayglo.
Colleen McCue Anderson
Friend
November 30, 2020
Norah Valentine
November 30, 2020
Shocked does not even describe how Mark and I are reacting to this news. We had been patients of Bill's since 1978. His work was thorough, insightful, was a master at his profession and focused. He would often recount the time we called him on a Sunday when Mark was run over by our tractor and he promptly told us to meet him at the office immediately. That is dedication to your clients. To the family and those who worked with him we share you sadness and I am sure your disbelief. We are thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.
Mark & Lis Giroux
November 30, 2020
Dear Dr. Bill, What do you call an anesthetized rabbit? The Ether Bunny....

You are adored beyond measure... an extraordinary, timeless healer.
"From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."

Your passing at Thanksgiving reminds me: to be always
Grateful Grateful Grateful

(I can't help but wonder, who in heaven needed to be adjusted more than we needed you here?)
Best, Patricia Burke
Patricia Burke
Friend
November 30, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathies to Deb and and the Maykel family. Dr. Bill treated us for about two decades. He made us feel like family and we ALWAYS felt better after each treatment. This is truly a grave loss to everyone in his life. God Bless You!

Doris Sweeney & Matti
Kullam
Doris & Matti Sweeney/Kullam
November 30, 2020
Our hearts are with all of you during this difficult time.
Donice Valentine
Acquaintance
November 30, 2020
Dear Deb and the Maykel family, I was so shocked and saddened by the news of our world loosing Dr. Bill! He was a gifted healer and a loving, kind humanitarian. My deepest sympathies go out to you all. He will be so missed by so many. I have been a patient for 16 years starting at his office in Wellesley. He was always so cheerful and friendly asking about your life in general. When we discovered we both loved to ski the first question he would ask in the winter was have you skied yet this year and where? Then he would share where he had recently skied. He always was upbeat and optimistic and seemed to love life and learning and of course helping people. Dr. Bill helped me so much over the years I came to depend on him for my every 3 month appointment fix. I don't know what I will do now that he is gone. I feel my life was so much better with him in it both physically and mentally. Dr. Bill seemed to be ageless. His youthfulness inspired me. I felt like he would be there for me and all of us forever. This makes it all the more a shock that we won't see him again. I think we can all keep Dr. Bills spirit alive especially with all these wonderful memories posted here today. I would like to think he is helping all the people in Heaven. Maybe God needs Dr. Bill more than he thinks we do now. God bless you Dr. Bill!! Thank you for helping us all these years. You will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you Deb and the Maykel family!
Catherine Wilkie
Friend
November 29, 2020
My heart breaks for the wonderful Maykel family, friends and loved ones. Dr William Maykel was a larger than life personality, brilliant, charismatic and nurturing. I am thankful to have know Dr Maykel. Rest In Peace.
Byron Cancelmo
Friend
November 29, 2020
Speechless he was family and will be missed so much forever in my heart such an amazing man with so much knowledge forever greatfull for him and everything he has done for everyone
Tammi Greene
November 29, 2020
Dr. maykel was a good friend and the one and only person who could keep my body aligned for the past 25 years! I am shocked and devastated by his passing. He will be sorely missed by so many! What a gift it was to know him.
Nicole Alio
Friend
November 29, 2020
For almost 20 years I have had the great fortune to have Dr. Maykel in my life, not only as an incredibly gifted healer, but someone I considered a good friend. He was telling me an off color joke one day, and told his assistant it was ok because I was like his little sister. Words cannot possibly express how I, like so many others will miss him. Thank you, Dr. Bill. Much love and Godspeed.
Diane Harrison
Friend
November 29, 2020
Eileen and I are heartbroken. We love Dr Maykel...not just because he kept putting us back together like Humpty Dumpty...but because of his beautiful energy. We always felt better just walking his office. We're sure he's flying with the angels now...while are left here to muck about. But apparently it was his time to fly away.

We sincerely hope he continues to work on his jokes. By the time we get to see him again, we expect him to have his act down pat.

Much love to Deb and all his family.
Eileen & Paul Fendler
Friend
November 29, 2020
I am so sad to hear about the loss of Dr. Maykel. He was a gifted and dedicated healer, and I feel honored to have been treated by him. The world has lost a compassionate, kind, funny, healing presence. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.
Sabrina Katz
November 29, 2020
Jean Helwing
November 29, 2020
I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to Deb and all of Billy's family. Billy was the most gifted medical practitioner I have ever met; he truly wanted to heal everyone. He did seem like he would live forever. Billy will be sorely missed and his memory will always be a blessing.
Kay Power
Friend
November 29, 2020
Andy Segal
Friend
November 29, 2020
Condolences to the family.

I've been a patient of Bill's for over 30 years. If had to choose one word to describe him, it would be "Healer." I echo the sentiments of other well-wishers and their shock on hearing about his passing. He was full of vitality.
Lisbeth Shaw
November 29, 2020
Thanks for all you did. Always enjoyed our time together
Dr Andrew Linial
Friend
November 29, 2020
I've always given people who could make me laugh a wide berth and Dr. Maykel always had a new jokes at every visit. Nothing like hearing the latest joke while you were twisted around like a pretzel.

He always fixed me when I hobbled in and he helped me de-code what kept going awry and required the fixing. Never met anyone like him and as I write this, I think of him fondly and smile. He cared.

Fair thee well my friend, may you be well received.
Mark Lee
Acquaintance
November 29, 2020
My thoughts and condolences go out to your family and all of those whose lives Bill touched. We will all miss his insights, his vision, his caring, his pacesetting, his healing......his belief that we can all make a difference.

This is such a loss to the community of chiropractic and healing modalities. He was always forging new paths...was amazing and I truly valued his expertise. He is the gold standard I measure all others by!

As a patient What I remember first and foremost was his “light”, his love of life, his smile and always feeling graced by his presence in my life.
May memories and your love of each other sustain you in this loss.
Patricia Brigham
Friend
November 29, 2020
He had the magic touch.
William Wood
Acquaintance
November 29, 2020
Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Maykel Family. We are thinking of you all.
Craig and Marjory Masterman
November 29, 2020
Love you much, always remember you with a positive attitude. A man that never complained about any thing and some one who loved his work, was always willing to charge me a fee that I could afford. He is in heaven now. Always said good things about his girlfriend and family.
Deborah Ward
Friend
November 29, 2020
We are heartbroken and heart sick over the loss of our dear loving childhood friend and magic man , our healer.
To Deb, Linda , Mitch , Tiffany, Vanessa and all Bills siblings and extended family we hold you in our hearts and surround you with love.
Harri-Ann and John
Harri-Ann Porter
Friend
November 29, 2020
Healing is the best gift a person can give. Love and peace to you Dr. Maykel. I will look for you in the stars.
Maggie Vale
Friend
November 29, 2020
We were so devastatingly shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was way too young to be taken from this world; and Bill had so much more to give. Bill was a wonderful person and a great, caring friend and colleague for over 35 years. He derived such tremendous pride and pleasure from helping to heal so many patients, many of whom had been unable to receive help elsewhere. Bill was the glue that kept both of us together with all of our own physical ailments, always willing to see us whenever needed. Billy was an uncommonly accepting and nonjudgmental person; and he was so kind and giving. When Willie (to me, Gary, he was “Willie”) and I went fishing, I marveled at his jumping from rock to rock, pulling in fish; while my line sat idly in the water. We loved Bill Maykel and to Debbie, the entire extended Maykel family, and all of Bill’s many friends we wish comfort and healing during this most difficult time.
Gary and Stephanie Wetreich
Friend
November 29, 2020
Dr. Bill was a brilliant, caring, giving man with gifted healing hands. I met him forty years ago and he continued to help people eliminate their pain. His good deeds surely earned a seat in heaven. Bob platukis
Bob platukis Platukis
Friend
November 29, 2020
Bill's depth of knowledge, curiosity, energy and conviction are firmly implanted in me, since I was lucky enough to be able to work with him for a number of years. Thank you Bill, for having inspired me so. I shall miss you deeply and hope in some small way that I will be able to carry on the mission to which you were so dedicated.
Anthony Rosner
Coworker
November 29, 2020

My condolences to the family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am honored to have had nearly thirty years of healing by Dr. Maykel. Thank You Dr. Maykel
Tami Baker
Friend
November 29, 2020
Donna Hahnel
November 29, 2020
What comes out of your nose at 150mph? a Lambogreeny.
What did the elephant say to the naked man? "how do you breathe through that thing"
Why did the ketchup blush? because he saw the salad dressing.

What we'll miss the most: The endless jokes, laughter, love and fun. My favorite characteristic of Billy was his sense of humor and seemingly bottomless pit of jokes. Jokes known to be a little corny, sometimes hard to follow, sometimes very dirty, but ALWAYS genuine, leaving you with a smile and feeling better about yourself and life. Come to think of it, Billy was kinda a lot like the jokes he loved to tell. He was a gifted healer, a comedian, a father, a grandfather, a friend, a Cuzzie. He will be forever remembered and truly missed in our household. We love you Cuzzies and we are thinking of you all
Al, Cheryl, Jackson and Aliza Maykel
Family
November 29, 2020
In shock that he is no longer here... he seemed like he would live forever. I truly believe he was a miracle worker. He fixed body pain since I was a teenager. He was a healer with a beautiful aura. You will be greatly missed Dr. Maykel.
Laura Erickson
Friend
November 29, 2020
I am so sad to hear this news. Dr. Maykel was a great healer. My deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones.
Maria Sangiolo
Acquaintance
November 29, 2020
I've been a grateful patient of Doctor Bill for 20 years and when nothing else would work Bill could fix; his skill, sincerity, brightness of being, even the bad jokes...don't know what I'll do without him, I'm deeply saddened.

My condolences to the Maykel family, but especially Deb; living daily with someone so many years they become part of your "fabric." With much sadness, Toni Begman (grateful patient)
Toni Begman
November 29, 2020
Everything about your passing seems surreal.
The world has lost an amazing healer. I have loved working with you over the past 35 years. I will miss so much about you it's hard to put it all in words. Your incredible knowledge of healing , your sense of humour, even the conspiracy theories. Your compassion and friendship. Almost everyone I know has at least one amazing story of healing in their family because of your abilities Your work here is done. Rest in Peace my friend, until WE MEET AGAIN, IN HEAVEN
Bernice Morrissette
Bernice Morrissette
Coworker
November 29, 2020
I am deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Bill’s passing. I met him 40 years ago when he was just starting out– he helped me then and I never forgot him. When recently involved in a car accident, I was so glad to reconnect with him. So intelligent and caring and hopeful-- a true healer of body, mind and spirit. His energy was intense but wrapped in a calm manner that just made you feel good. And of course, the corny jokes always drew a smile. He was the best and I will miss him dearly. Deb, my heart goes out to you– your light will shine again.
Sincere condolences to his loving family. I will offer up prayers for Dr. Bill, but I don’t think he needs them.
RIP, my friend.
Renee Maiorana
November 29, 2020
Aimee Facchini
November 29, 2020
My deepest condolences to family and friends. Dr. Maykel was and is a one of a kind soul and will be deeply missed here on earth. A great healer and MIRACLE WORKER, he took a great interest in each and every one of his patients, including 4 of us in our family. We supported each others work and he even took the time to watch a film I produced and then sell some copies at his work. I will always remember when I hurt my left wrist playing basketball and it was weak and in pain for months. Dr. Maykel took my wrist in his hands, did a couple of quick adjustments, and it was instantly healed and hasn't bothered me since. I am shocked and saddened at his sudden departure and can only hope that others will be inspired to follow closely in his footsteps.
Oryx Cohen
Friend
November 29, 2020
Our family was in disbelief and saddened to hear of Dr. Maykel’s passing. We are grateful to have had him a part of our lives these past 30 years. He kept us healthy and working as he treated us through accidents and ailments, all while making us feel like family, not just patients. We will miss his quick wit, his corny jokes, but most of all his vast knowledge and his amazing ability to make each us feel so much better. My son will miss his warmth and patience when all Braden wanted to do while he was in the office was pretend to be just like Dr. Bill. Taking ‘notes’ on his clip board and making his grandmother lay on the floor for her ‘adjustment.’ We will all miss him immensely. We send our condolences to his family, friends and office staff. We know that nothing will ever be the same, but hopefully the knowledge of how much he helped people and cared for all of you will help you through this difficult time.
The Shivicks anad Rogersons
Rich, Nancy, Joe; Kathy, Mike and Braden
Shivick and Rogerson Families
Friend
November 29, 2020
Dear Billy... thank you for being my friend and client for the last 26 years. You came to my rescue both physically and emotionally when I needed healing and especially when I needed to relocate my salon back in 2010. When I had to find a new location you said you had a space and allowed me to build my new salon in your building. I enjoyed being there for the last ten years .. I will miss hearing your laughter in the hallways and seeing you around the corner saying “hello” as we went about our busy days. I will definitely miss having you as my doctor and know that there will never be another “Dr.Bill” Good-bye my friend. Thank you for being there for me .. you are sorely missed. Barbie xox
Barbie Emco
Friend
November 29, 2020
Patricia Stepanski Plouffe
November 29, 2020
Offering my heartfelt condolences with love and friendship. Although I never had the pleasure of utilizing his medical services, I learned to trust his judgement in other areas. Years ago, I was in Worcester and was looking for a place to grab a quick lunch. I came upon a restaurant called El Basha, but had my doubts about the place because there appeared to be only one person dining in the entire restaurant. Well I entered and found Billy Maykel finishing a kibbee sandwich and knew I had found the right place! May He Rest In Peace
Bernie Harris
Friend
November 29, 2020
So many wonderful childhood memories of our back door neighbors. We are shocked and saddened by the news of Billy’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Sending love.
Sally Kilroy Talbot
November 29, 2020
A warm, radiant light has been extinguished with the passing of Bill Maykel. I’m so deeply sorry to hear this news. I began as a patient with him at 15 years old and I grew to consider him like a family member during the last 29 years. My husband and children also became patients of his. His vast knowledge and revolutionary approach to Chiropractic/AK had an enormously positive impact on our health. I echo the many others who have shared his healing abilities. But, more than that he was a compassionate listener who truly had a love for his family and a zest for life. His eyes would light up as he shared stories of his experiences or of his youth. He bursted with pride for his girls; delighting in their accomplishments. He lit up when he shared his recent experiences as a grandfather—and the gift it was to hold them and watch them grow. He loved and embraced others with his whole being. What a gift he was to all who knew him. Deb and family, please accept our deepest condolences. May you be embraced by love and light and lots of funny stories as you reflect on his life. Love, Megs and family
Meghan Parisi
Friend
November 29, 2020
Deb and the Maykel family. I am still in shock and heartbroken. My family and I have been blessed to have been patients since 1982. First bringing my son when he was 12 and he remained a patient all these years, making our quality of life so much better. My 95 year old mom has also been a patient and I know Dr. Maykel has played a huge role for her longevity. He always fixed us like no other. But also lucky enough to have worked for Dr. Maykel and learned so much from him. But most of all his friendship to us was so special. He was the best and will be dearly missed.
Deb, my love and heartfelt sympathy to you and his family in this difficult time.
Love,
Maddy
Maddy Vega
Friend
November 29, 2020
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of my good friend and fishing partner. Bill was a kind and caring doctor. Sue, the girls and I send our deepest condolences.
Glen Wojcik
Friend
November 29, 2020
I am still trying to process the loss of this wonderful man. As I read through these messages it is so beautifully expressed that his spirit touched everyone he met. His jokes, his smile, his wisdom and his healing enriched all of our lives and he loved sharing his God given gifts with the world, yet he always made you feel like you were the only one who mattered when you were in his care. All who knew him were blessed to have been in his presence. He was the essence of love.
Pat and Charlie Anderson
Friend
November 28, 2020
I am heart sick to hear of Dr. Maykel's sudden death. I have been a very fortunate and appreciative patient for nearly 20 years. At every appointment he helped me heal, and he always made me laugh. I can't imagine that I'll never see him again. I will miss him greatly. My sincere condolences to his long time partner, Deborah, and his family.
Frederica Robinson
November 28, 2020
It's hard to find a family more wonderful, more giving, more caring or more kind than the Maykels; it's in their DNA. And losing any one of them is a huge loss, not just to their family but to everyone who had the good fortune of knowing them. I send love and my heartfelt condolences to Michele and Joe Dick and the entire family at this very sad time.
Susan Berlin
Friend
November 28, 2020
Our family is grieving the profound loss of Dr. Maykel. He was used countless times in healing in our family. He was a loving, kind man and a brilliant doctor. He will never be replaced and never forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones.
Paul & Betsy Stern
Friend
November 28, 2020
Dear Linda and family Tom and I are so sorry for the loss of Billy, he was such a gifted Doctor and kind person he will be missed by all our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
Love Ann and Tom Kennedy
Ann Kennedy
Friend
November 28, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. I was very fortunate To have worked for Dr. Maykel when first starting out as a massage therapist and his chiropractic assistant. Dr. Maykel taught me so much and even paid for continuing education. I still use this valuable education today. What a remarkable healer he was. To witness the improved health of so many patients was humbling.
suzette howland
Coworker
November 28, 2020
I am so sorry about Billy. He was truly an amazing human being. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your hearts heal soon. I love you guys.
Donna Hahnel
Friend
November 28, 2020
My first visit to Doctor Maykel’s office was in 1984. It became obvious to me that Bill Maykel was, and still is the best Chiropractor that I have ever met. More times than I could count, I would enter Bill’s office in extreme pain and leave with great relief. Doctor Maykel was always striving to find new solutions to health problems. He was a true pioneer.
Bill was also one of my closest friend and he will be dearly missed. This is a great loss to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing the great Doctor. He is one of those that has made this world a better place to live. God Bless you Bill, you will be greatly missed.
Richard Mungovan
Friend
November 28, 2020
I was saddened to hear about Dr. Maykel. I New him because I took care of his ElevatorAnd he took care of my sore back It took quite a few sessions to straighten me out but he fixed my back. He was a good guy and a good chiropractor I will surely miss having conversations with him.My condolences to his family
Stephen Turner
Acquaintance
November 28, 2020
Linda and family, We would like to express our condolences to your family during this difficult time. Bill sounds like a man who achieved so much in life. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
George & Diane Saad
George Saad
Friend
November 28, 2020
With deep sadness to learn of Bill's passing. Always a compassionate and caring person, also a terrific teller of many jokes. The world lost a special physician with remarkable knowledge and skills...and many he shared with students and practitioners...his friends of Applied Kinesiology shall miss him very much...
Alan Cheng
Friend
November 28, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Billy. He went to Worcester Academy with my brother Ricky and frequently was at our house while I was growing up. I always had a crush on him, of course I was only about 10 years old !! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lynne Abbott
Lynne Abbott
Friend
November 28, 2020
Rest in Peace Dr. Bill! You made a tremendous difference for the good in this world. We all have been truly blessed to have your expert alternative healthcare and warm sense of humor to guide us through the haze/maze of the traditional medical mainstream. A profound loss of a truly remarkable man... may your light shine on through those under your care and love! Deepest condolences to Deb and the Maykel family.
curtis barnes
Acquaintance
November 28, 2020
I am so shocked, sorry, and saddened of the news of Bill's passing. The world has lost a great person and an amazing physician and healer. Dr. Maykel was a Visionary who was dedicated to the growth and expansion of Applied Kinesiology. His many contributions have been invaluable to Health Care.
Robert Blaich
Friend
November 28, 2020
Dr. Bill was one of the most wonderful kind and considerate people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and the best doctorthat I have ever gone to my condolences to his family and everybody that has had the pleasure of knowing him
Mark. J. Sahagen
Friend
November 28, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Bill's passing. I have enjoyed great times, many laughs and warm embraces of compassion from Bill. My condolences to his family. Sending prayers.
lisa Cassettari
Friend
November 28, 2020
He was the most caring doctor and friend that my family has ever known he will be dearly missed by all in my family.
Cynthia Beausoleil
Friend
November 28, 2020
The world became a better place the day “Dr. Bill” was born and it is a sad day to know that many will not share the experience of his healing. Dr. Bill was a true healer and we were blessed to have had his healing touch over the years. You could always bet each visit would be filled with jokes to offset any pain or discomfort. A brilliant man who touched so many and will be sorely missed. We are proud to call him our “friend”. Deb, Linda, Elaine, Michele, Mitchel and Diane please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and that a candle has been lit in his memory.
Hugs

Chris and Marcia Warrington
Friend
November 28, 2020
My condolences to the family and those closest to him.
Not too long ago, I left an appointment feeling so wonderful and put together, and I remember thinking, what would I ever do without Dr. Maykel? Clearly, he excelled in his craft like no other. A wealth of knowledge, he helped me navigate a healthful lifestyle coping with physical problems throughout my life. Having been his patient since the early days (over 40 yrs), it truly was a shock to hear. A reminder of the brevity of life; but we'll meet again in heaven with Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.
Mark Abasciano
November 28, 2020
R A Ghia
November 28, 2020
Kevin Donahue
November 28, 2020
I only met Bill once but I feel like I know him well, and the Maykel family as well, from all the stories Deb has shared over the years. I am so saddened and send love and condolences to all of you, most especially my dear soul sister.
Denise Gayner
November 28, 2020
Bill, you will always be part of ICAK-USA, It was my honor to serve with you on the Board & Committees of the Organization you Loved. I hold a warm memory of the time we spent together with you and the Goodhart's during our Annual meeting in Boston .
Dr Robert Porzio
Friend
November 28, 2020