Thomas Clark Maxwell

| June 18, 2018

Thomas Clark Maxwell died earlier this year, on February 11, 2018, at Heatherwood Retirement Center in Honeybrook, PA.

He was born October 3, 1933, in Oil City, PA, and was the son of Donald D. and Irene Sherman Maxwell.

He attended Oil City Schools throughout his youth and was an academic graduate of Oil City High School in 1951. While attending OCHS, he played four years of football under coaches George Hartman and John Kaufman.

Mr. Maxwell earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University, class of 1955. He was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and the Penn State Alumni Association.

He was married in the summer of 1954 to Carmella DeSanto.

Mr. Maxwell worked for National Van Lines in Chicago, Illinois; Firestone Tire in Akron, Ohio; and retired from Quaker State Corporation in Oil City, PA, in 1989 after over 25 years of service. He enjoyed playing golf and biking and canoeing with his very special friend Peg Porterfield Price.

Mr. Maxwell is survived by his children, Clark J. Maxwell (Tom) of Newnan, GA, and Ruth Maxwell Enright (Jack) of Philadelphia. He is also survived by brothers, James F. Maxwell (Joyce) of Kane, PA, and Richard A. Maxwell (Kendra) of Southport, SC; grandchildren, John M. Enright (Michelle) of Ithaca, NY, Jenna M. Enright of Philadelphia, and Jeffrey M. Enright of Philadelphia; nieces and nephews, Scott Maxwell (Candy) of Wilmington, DE, Michele Reuss (Larry) of Pittsburgh, PA, Kevin Maxwell (Whitney) of Atlanta, GA, Shannon Shetayh (Dean) of Allentown, PA, and Erin O’Neal (Sam) of Troy, OH; as well as nine great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Irene in 1978 and his father Donald in 1991.

There will be a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, June 22 in the Morrison Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.

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