Warren “Niney” Maxson

Warren W. “Niney” Maxson, of Scranton, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 peacefully in the Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness.  His wife of 53 years was the former Phyllis Ann Jones. 

Born April 19, 1932 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Herbert E., Sr. and Gertrude Morgan Maxson and was a 1950 graduate of West Scranton High school and also attended the University of Minnesota.  He was a United States Army enlistee, serving from 1951-1953 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

Warren was employed by Capitol Records for 15 years as a mechanical draftsman as well as lab technician and International Export Manager at 55 at Broadway in New York City.  He joined Marquette Corporation in Minneapolis Minnesota for seven years prior to returning to Scranton.  Upon his return he became a plant manager for Superior Generator Company and continued as plant manager for Pocal Insustries when they purchased a 10acre property and production facility.

An avid and meticulous researcher, Warren enjoyed the 36 years it took researching the family histories of both sides of his family.  He also enjoyed Bee Keeping for 46 years.  He also served as President of the Acre Lake Association for 6 years.

A trusted, dedicated and proud Freemason, Warren was a 1978 Past Master of Union Lodge 291 also serving as secretary for 32 years, retiring in 2017.   He was a member of various Masonic bodies, receiving the York Rite highest award, the Knight York Cross of Honor.  Warren’s legend and deep voice will live on in the hearts of the brethren who were blessed to have known him.

The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to Drs. Padmaja, Longstreet, Pronne and Stefanelli along with the class nurses and staffs of the Geisinger Community Medical Center, Hematology and Oncology of NEPA and Moses Taylor Hospital.

Also surviving are his daughters Shirley Kramer and husband Stanley and Shelly Wigley and husband Bruce; sons Steven C. Maxson and wife Debbie and Warren S. Maxson; sisters Joan Campbell and husband Frank and Diane Newman of Boston; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; countless friends.

He was also preceded in death by his beloved daughter Sandrea Ann Maxson; brothers Herbert, Norman and Morgan Maxson.

Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made to MASONIC BLOOD DRIVE PROGRAM c/o Brother Gary Davis, P.D.D.G.M.; 224 Red Haven Dr., North Wales, PA 19454-1439


  1. David L. Burrier

    Warren’s Name is written in The Book of Life!

    David L. Burrier, P.M. #579, P.H.P. #185, Scranton, Pa.

  2. Joan shrenk &Joan wallace

    Dear friend &classmate. We will miss you, but be together at our next class reunion in heaven. Joan GustinWallace, & Joan Rees Shrenk.

  3. Carol Morgan Brogan

    Cousin Warren was our Morgan Family Historian. He was proud of his Welsh Heritage and compiled valuable information on the Morgan Family and documented it in a book containing data and photos of each family member. The book also includes his favorite Welsh Cookie Receipe! Warren made sure that copies of the book were provided to each Morgan family member.
    Warren was a proud and dedicated Member of the Masonic Lodge.
    Rest In Peace Cousin Warren
    The Family of Walter Herbert Morgan
    Carol Morgan Brogan
    Dianne Morgan Musgrave
    Sherri Morgan Musgrave

  4. Robert J. Davis

    Sorry for your loss, I worked with Warren many years ago at US Textile Co on Gilligan ST in Scranton
    he was always a square shooter and a decent gentleman in all of our dealings. May God bless his wife and family.
    Blessings Bob Davis

  5. Ann Mellert

    Warren was the most perfect gentleman I have ever had the fortune to have known. He will always be remembered for his kindness and knowledge. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Vince Fedele

    Warren was a true professional in engineering and manufacturing. I learned so much from him. He always saw the positive aspect of all things and people. I will never forget his accomplishments at Superior Generator, Pocal Industries and Lifton USA. We had great times at work and enjoyed many lunches together.
    Your good and forever friend.

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