JAMES P. MAXWELL
James P. "Pete" Maxwell, age 76 and formerly of the Grafton/LaGrange area,
gained his angel wings on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Keystone Pointe,
He was born September 15, 1942, in Newcomerstown, to the late Arthur P. and
Betty J. (nee Mardis) Maxwell. He was the oldest of nine siblings whom he
terrorized. He served in the United States Army from 1959-1965. For the
past 33 years, he resided in Painesville with his soul mate Nancy Fortuna.
Throughout his life Pete was a painter and an over the road semi-truck
driver. He enjoyed reading and refinishing furniture.
Survivors include his life companion Nancy Fortuna, daughter Colette D.
Maxwell-Twarek (Mark), son James P. Maxwell Jr. (Donna), grandchildren
Kristi Murphy (Brandon), James Akers (Helen), Sondra Smith (Matt), Trisha
Maxwell (Nick), Frisco Caswell (Sydney), Frank Caswell, great grandchildren
Bryson and Emma Murphy,Owen and Carter Caswell, sisters Sharon Thompson,
Jean Watkins, CindyDalton, brothers Mike Maxwell (Barb), John Maxwell
(Donna), Steve Maxwell, many nieces and nephews, and his great aunt Dorothy
He was greeted at the gates of heaven by his parents Arthur P. and Betty J.
Maxwell, infant son Jeffery Alan Maxwell, grandmother Mildred Mardis, and
sisters Susan Sawyers and Lynn Cahill.
There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst, entrusted with arrangements.