Donald J. "Jay"Maxwell

4/22/39 - 8/12/21

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Photo courtesy of Capt. Paul Jordan
Photo courtesy of Donald Maxwell, Jr. 

Donald J. "Jay" Maxwell was born in Chickasha, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan. He and Luceile Lynch began as pen pals and married in 1964. They moved to Middletown, NJ to raise their three children. Jay joined Seaboard as a flight engineer in 1969.

Jay is survived by his wife of 57 years, Luceile A. Maxwell, his children, Donald Maxwell Jr. and his wife Kathleen, Linda Fair and her husband Jamie, Colleen Richter and her husband Sean, his grandchildren, Kayla, Aidan, Maeve, Owen, Maggie, Evan and Gavin, and his sister, Verma. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Willis.

Jay is seen above at his wedding in 1964 and in the 1970s working on Capt. Paul Jordan's de Haviland Tiger Moth biplane which he helped to restore to prize-winning condition.

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