Gerald K. Maxwell - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Gerald K. Maxwell

Born February 14, 1941

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:


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  • My wife and I had the good fortune of having Jerry as friend for more than 50 years. He was a man who would offer his help to anyone in need. He was also a highly skilled woodworker. His skills spanned carpentry to turning bowls on his lathe and even included creating custom made ball point pens. My wife and I became active in the game/sport of geocaching back in 2005 while vacationing in California. When we returned to Delaware and told Jerry and his wife about this, they,too, took up the sport. All four of us had many happy adventures out there on the geocaching trail. In fact for the last five years Jerry and I would meet for lunch every Monday then spend the rest of the afternoon geocaching.

    I could go on and on but the most important thing is Jerry Maxwell was a man of many talents and a dear friend. He will be deeply missed.

  • I’ve known Jerry and Mary for a few years at Christiana Mall where we walked and talked. Jerry was a great guy. Very kind and friendly with everyone. We all liked him and Mary. I’m very sorry that he passed and I will miss him. Prayers for Mary and their family.
    John Anderson and the group I sit with at the mall.

  • Mary,
    John and I are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great man. Don’t worry my Daddy will take good care of him. They are having a toast as we speak! Love you

  • Mary , Please receive my sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

  • I had the pleasure of being Jerry’s neighbor. He was my Caucasian father who I loved and adored. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Paradise my friend.

  • Mary and family, my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss and thinking of you in this difficult time.

  • I am honored I got the chance to meet Jerry. He was truly a wonderful person and I’m sure he will be deeply missed by everyone he has touched. My condolences to the entire family and my sympathies to Mary. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Dear Mary,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how you love him and how dear he is to you. I use the present tense, because he still is all of those things to you. He is simply in a different plane of existence now. He is a being of light.
    God’s grace, peace, mercy and comfort to you and all of your family.
    With much love from your friend,
    Carol ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • I have known Jerry and Mary Maxwell for three years. Both are very nice people and very friendly. Jerry sat at our table in the food court at the mall. We will miss him so much. Jerry and Mary had lots of friends at the mall and visited with them every day they were there. He will be sorely missed at our table.
    Jerry was a good friend and contributed lots to our conversations five days a week. Rest in peace, my friend.
    Gaston Jones

  • To our most cherished friends Jerry and Mary Maxwell. We are so very sorry for the loss of your husband, Jerry. He was a very loving, happy and a sweet man who was loved by so many people. He will be sadly missed by all. We have been friends since we first moved to Delaware, over 53 years ago, He will truly be missed by his children and grandchildren, he loved them so much and always enjoyed spending time with them. Mary, please take comfort in his being away from all the pain he suffered with, he is truly at peace. You have been a wonderful wife taking care of him, all the wonderful memories you both have shared, he will be looking down from heaven on you, loving you and missing you so much. I can still see him in his chair with his loving cats right on his lap and they enjoying him so much. I will be missing you also Jerry, when I come over to visit with Mary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family. Life Friends Ronnie and Carol Shimko…….We love you

  • I am very sad to hear of Jerry’s death. I got to know and appreciate him on one of his journeys (in Scotland). I know how hard it is to lose a beloved person and feel with Mary and the whole family. God bless you. I will pray for Jerry.

  • Mary, Keith and I are so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. He was a good friend and will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Dear Mary, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a joyful spirit and it was always a pleasure to be in his company. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family in this difficult time. Love, Nina

  • I recently met Jerry n Mary abt 6months ago or more…im a barmaid at Portofinos where jerry mary n thier friend Ms.April would come for a bite to eat n just chat n enjoy themselves. Jerry n i even had a quick dance one day. i took to these 3 wonderful people the first day i met them n we became friends. Im gonna MISS JERRY comin in n havn his DESERTS. n mostly his sweet smile. Thamk u Jerry for the pleasure i had to have met u. R.i.p. my friend.

  • I know you are still with me.

  • I just now learned of Jerry’s passing. He was my manager at Alloy Surfaces, my favorite job I ever had. He was very knowledgeable and kind, he taught me a lot and believed in me. I hope he knew how much I appreciated him. Rest In Peace, Jerry.