Chapter Eternal - Thomas Maxwell '55

We have been honored to call this man our Brother. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brother.

Thomas Maxwell '55 - LaVie Portrait

Thomas Maxwell '55 - LaVie Portrait

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of:

Thomas Clark Maxwell '55 died 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 & 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 and nine great nieces and nephews. 

Thomas C. Maxwell

Thomas C. Maxwell

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

There will be a memorial service in Tom's beloved hometown of Oil City at Morrison Funeral Home in June of this year. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heatherwood Retirement Community, 3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344.

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