Gerald K. Maxwell
February 14, 1941 – June 29, 2017
Gerald K. Maxwell, age 76, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Born in Pueblo, CO on Valentine’s Day of 1941, Jerry was a son of the late Walter and Edna V. (Downey) Maxwell. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1961 until his honorable discharge in 1967. Jerry made his career as a purchasing manager with Alloy Services, retiring in 2008 after many years of dedicated employment.
He enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, and geocaching in his leisure time. Over the last few years, Jerry, along with his wife, Mary, had the opportunity to travel extensively. Together, the couple visited a number of countries and shared many happy memories. Above all else, Jerry adored spending time with his family. He will be remembered as an exceptional husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed.
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Mary C. (Riggs) Maxwell; beloved daughters, Deborah Stanish (Paul) of Lafayette Hill, PA, Victoria Fischer (William II) of Clarks Green, PA, and Jennifer Skripchuk (James) of Wilmington; son, Gerald K. Maxwell, Jr. of Newark; brother, J. Maxwell (Susan) of Colorado; and grandchildren, James, Douglas, Mary, Ava, Jimmy, Jacob, Liam, and Mia.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 9:30 am on Thursday morning, July 6, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 9:30 am. Interment with military honors will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to AiMIN (Aid for the Medically Indigent) by visiting: http://www.aidformedicallyindigent.com/.