Donald T. Maxwell, 91, of Mendham, New Jersey passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville, NJ from complications of COVID-19.
He was the son of the late Michael J. Maxwell and K. Louisa Morgan of Portland, Clarendon, Jamaica W.I. and beloved husband of the late Hazel I. O’Connor. Don resided in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica before settling in the NY/NJ/PA area several years ago and becoming a US Citizen.
Donald graduated from CAST and was a Mechanical Engineer by trade. He worked as a Draftsman, Engineer, School Bus Driver and Production Line Operator. Before retiring, he worked at Reginald Aitken, WISCO, ALCAN, ALPART and the H.J. Heinz Company. Don had an exemplary work ethic and believed it was a key to longevity.
He loved life. His passions were family, friends, food, cricket and dominoes. His illusive but affectionate smile filled the room and his quiet confidence brought stability even in the most difficult of times. He was quick to assist those in need, but slow to mention his good deeds. Whether in work or play, he believed anything worth doing, was worth doing well.
Don, affectionately known as Mr. Max, is survived by daughter Donna Alexis, and sons; Karl, Donald and Gary. He also leaves behind siblings Walda, Sweetie, and Ken; twelve (12) grandchildren, sixteen (16) great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in the US, Jamaica, Canada and the UK.
Due to the current pandemic, there will be no viewing or traditional services at this time. A virtual memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in celebration of his life. For further information please send your name, e-mail address, FB account and phone number to DTMaxwell.firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5, 2020.
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