Norman R. Maxson, 78, West Scranton, died late Monday in the new Allied Services Hospice Center, after an illness.
Born in Scranton, he was the son Herbert E. Sr. and Gertrude Morgan Maxson. He was a 1957 graduate of West Scranton High School. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the Collins Supply Company for 30 years. He was a gifted artist and drew many pictures for family members. Norman was a U.S. Army Sergeant (E-5) and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served six years as a technical illustrator for their training manuals at Fort Sill in Norman, Oklahoma. He also designed Christmas cards for many ranking officers at Ft. Sill. He was a member of the American Legion, Post No. 920, Scranton.
The family would like to thank Dr. Digwood as well as a special thank you to Kelley Langan, her staff and nurses Karen, Dawn and Christy of the Allied Services Hospice Center for the exceptional care given to Norman during his illness and the compassionate support they gave to the family.
Surviving are brothers Morgan E. Maxson, Sr. of N. Tonawanda, NY and Warren W. (Niney) Maxson of Dunmore; sisters Joan L. Campbell and husband Frank of Olyphant and Diane s. Newman of Bellingham, MA; eight nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother Herbert E. Maxson, Jr.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at Noon in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton by Rev. Joseph Sica.
Friends may call Saturday morning from 10:30am until time of service.
Interment will be private at a later date in the Tower Cemetery, West Lenox, PA
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Legion, Post 920 815 Smith St. Scranton, PA 18504