Charles Maxwell, 62

Machine operator

November 20, 2007

Charles Gillis "Max" Maxwell, a retired Western Electric Corp. machine operator, died of a stroke Friday at a Hanover, Va., hospital. The former Dundalk resident was 62.

Mr. Maxwell was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Parochial School. He served with a Marine Corps infantry unit in Vietnam from 1963 to 1967. He attained the rank of corporal, and his decorations included the Marine Corps Rifle Sharpshooters Badge.

After being discharged from the Marine Corps, he joined Western Electric's Point Breeze plant, where he worked as a quality-control inspector until transferring to the Hanover, Va., plant in 1983. He retired in 1997.

Mr. Maxwell, who lived in Mechanicsville, Va., enjoyed spending time with his family and collecting coins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Diane Sharp; two daughters, Rebecca M. Stark of Mechanicsville and Mary V. Maxwell of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Norman Maxwell of Northeast; two sisters, Patty McGee and Verna Lea Wilhelm, both of Perry Hall; and two granddaughters.

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