Born in Ellwood City on August 25, 1937, James was the son of the late James A. and Elizabeth Jean MacMurdo Maxwell. He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Gabler whom he married on August 30, 1963. James had retired in 1986 as a crane operator at the West Mayfield Plant of B & W. He was Presbyterian by faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army. James enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening and being outdoors. James loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Besides his wife Shirley Maxwell at home James is survived by 2 children and a son-in-law, Jeffrey Maxwell and Christine and Ronald Sabatino all of Perry Township, 2 grandchildren, James and Marissa Sabatino,a brother, Thomas Maxwell of Ellwood City and 3 sisters, Betty Meyer of Ellwood City, Sally Fraser of West Pittsburg and Judy Morabito of New Brighton.
Private Services were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.
Memorial contribution can be made in James name to the Good Samaritan Hospice, c/o Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023
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