David “Max” Maxwell

August 29, 1960 - May 14, 2017 Avondale, PA | Age 56 Loving Fiance, Father, Brother, and Friend

David “Max” Maxwell, 56, of Avondale, PA, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 14, 2017. David is survived by his fiancée, Laurie Blackburn, with whom he shared two loving years.

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Donald C and the late Mary Lois (Young) Maxwell.

After receiving his education David went on to have various jobs, including a stone mason, but was most known for being the manager at Phillips Mushroom Farms of Kelton, PA.

When David wasn’t working he greatly enjoyed fishing and spending time at the beach, specifically Lewes, DE. Most of all, David enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Along with his fiancée, Laurie, David is also survived by his daughters, Melissa Maxwell and Hannah Maxwell; his brothers, Donald C. Maxwell and Keith D. Maxwell and his wife; his sister, Andrea Maxwell Bonner and her husband; his grandchildren, Corey and Gabriel; and several nieces and nephews.

You are invited to join David’s family and friends to celebrate and commemorate his life on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the Red Clay Room, 423 Dalmatian Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. David’s celebration of life will be held from 10am to 1 pm. Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance (1025 Vermont Ave., NW – Suite 1066 Washington, DC 20005) or Forgotten Cats Inc. (4023 Kennett Pike, Suite 422, Greenville, DE 19807).

Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.griecocares.com

Memorial Donations

Colon Cancer Alliance

1025 Vermont Ave., NW - Suite 1066 Washington, DC 20005

Forgotten Cats Inc

4023 Kennett Pike, Suite 422, Greenville, DE 19807


Celebration of Life

May 20, 2017 10AM-1PM Red Clay Room, 423 Dalmatian Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Dave was our nieghbor, we are so sorry for your loss. Please rest assured that God promises we will see our loved ones again in a massive resurrection John 5:28,29. He also promises the earth will be as He orginally intended it to be, a paradise where no one will ever die again. Revelation 21:3,4.

    Tina & Ben | May 25, 2017 at 10:18 AM
  2. I’m very saddened.. David was a great guy .. we had fun laughing in 7 th grade .. I christened him with his nick name .. Max Pax .. great smile .. will be misse by all❤️🙏🏻❤️

    Lisa leonzis | May 25, 2017 at 10:15 AM
  3. Dave was very conscientious and thoughtful; he always tried to do the right thing in as professional a way as possible. In the last six years and more of his life, he showed tremendous endurance and persistence in leading as normal a life as he could despite a number of adversities. I admired his push to be the best he could be whatever the circumstances. I had not seen him in over three years, but I am happy to know that he was being cared for. My very sincere condolences to his girls and fiancée.
    Diana Rarig

    Diana Rarig | May 21, 2017 at 9:44 PM
  4. Dave Maxwell was my first boyfriend back in the 8th and 9th grades. We remained friends through graduation and life happens and you lose touch. He was a wonderful friend and we our group had good times from riding horses to hanging out. Those were the days of innocence. You are missed my friend. Dawn Sexton

    Dawn Sexton | May 19, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  5. I knew Dave and brother Don had not seen them for years I send my condolences

    Ralph Brown | May 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  6. I was a friend of Max when we went through high school. I haven’t seen him since 1979. This news deeply saddens me. My condolences to his family.

    Butch Good | May 16, 2017 at 10:50 PM
  7. Dear Laurie,
    Dave was a hard worker & a good man. May God hold you close & comfort you at this difficult time. We are keeping you in our prayers.

    Pam & Gus

    Gus & Pam Brittingham | May 16, 2017 at 4:50 PM

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