Richard Maxam

Obituary of Richard Maxam

Richard E. "Grampa" Maxam, 76, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 2, 2017.

He was born October 12, 1940, a son of the late Charles and Anna (Beach) Maxam. He was a lifelong "Bulldog", graduating from Westmoreland Central School. Rich was united in marriage to Nancy Burns on June 10, 1961. They shared a loving union of almost 52 years before Nancy's passing on March 29, 2013. Rich retired from Clinton Central School and then enjoyed being a crossing guard. He looked forward to spending time at camp on Oneida Lake, where he was known as "Grampa". His favorite times, above all else, were times spent with his grandchildren. He loved attending their events, cheering them on and supporting their every activity.

He is survived by his four sons and daughters-in-law, Rich and Bonnie Maxam, Ed and Julie Maxam, Steve and Ginny Maxam and Doug and Patti Maxam, all of Clinton; eleven grandchildren, Cassandra and Brad Aldrich, Edward and fiancé Nicole Ellsworth, Richie, Steve and Molly, Thomas, Roger, Jenny, Andrew, Tess, Roy and Megan Gagnon and Lissa Gagnon; great-granddaughter Eden; sisters Peg Murfitt, Jeanette DeLuca and Gretchen Maxam; sisters-in-law, Jean Maxam and Betty Maxam; many nieces and nephews and his special friends, Mike and Maureen Ladd and their children Mike and Kara.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Nancy, his brothers, sisters and in-laws, Bob, Paul, Bruce, and Donald Maxam, Helen and Bill Keneally, Gail Dodds, Jack Murfitt, Larry DeLuca, John and Hazel Burns, Anne Burns, William and Margaret Burns, Donald and Mary Siedsma.

Private services will be held for the family with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. All are invited to call Sunday from 1-4pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Clinton Fire Dept., COCVAC or Hospice & Palliative Care.

The family thanks Sandy Harjung for all of her care and kindness.