Frederick O. Maxwell, Jr.

April 14, 1969 - April 9, 2023 Kennett Square, PA | Age 53 Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Godfather, and friend.

Frederick O. Maxwell, Jr. of Kennett Square, PA departed this life at the age of 53 on April 9, 2023.

Born 1969 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Frederick and Sonia Maxwell.

Fred was a 1987 graduate of Kennett High School. He went on to attend Drexel University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business. While working full-time, he earned two Master’s degrees and obtained a Six Sigma certification in Project Management.

Fred loved sports. He played baseball, beginning with Little League, and went on to play in high school, as well as into his adult years. In addition to baseball, Fred played basketball and enjoyed sharing his love for the game with his nephews. He believed if they were going to play ball with him, they had to learn the right way, so he taught them the art of sportsmanship by dominating over them, even though they were under 12 years old at the time. Not only did Fred enjoy playing sports, he enjoyed watching it. He was a true Philadelphia “Phanatic.” When it came to the Eagles v/s the Cowboys, get out of the room and leave him alone, or you’ll get hit with is rally towel.

In addition to being passionate about sports, he was passionate about family and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a loving son to his father and mother, had a close relationship with his sister, Kim, and enjoyed partnering with his brother-in-law, Hallie, to have fun at Kim’s expense. Fred was a loving uncle to his 3 nephews, Stanton, Cedric, and Kolton. Just like any great uncle, he was their “big brother” by giving them that ear they needed to listen and gave them advice in a way only a true big brother / uncle could give. Fred embodied the word love, and showed it in his own special way. His infectious smile and his little sayings, like “No wayyyy!” will be forever missed.

Fred is survived by his parents Frederick Sr. and Sonia of Kennett Square, PA; his sister Kimberly Jones (Hallice) of Kennett Square, PA; three nephews Stanton, Cedric, and Kolton Jones; godson Aristotle Miguel; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services and burial will be held privately.

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Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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  1. He was the nicest guy and was always a pleasure to hang out with, when we were in high school together. He will be so missed.

    Candice Bunch (Stewart) | May 23, 2023 at 10:34 AM
  2. Fred played baseball for me, and was a great help to the team! With his speed and skill in the infield he helped us win many games. I still remember him stealing third base in a district game and when the third baseman missed the throw, Fred scored the winning run. Wonderful memories of a class young man! Miss you Fred. Coach, Tim Skiles. Kennett High School.❤️

    Tim Skiles | April 27, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  3. We were very saddened to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    He was a dear friend going back to our days at Drexel University, and later on in California as we continued on our journey. He had a big heart, and the greatest personality to match. He was always the first one to offered a helping hand to a friend in need.
    We had so much fun going to the Eagles’ hang out in Irvine to watch the games. We also would be chatting with each other during the games through the good times and bad times. The Eagles would drive us nuts at times!
    Fred will always be remembered for his kindness and for being a great friend! We would like to pay our respects the next time we go back to the Philadelphia area.

    Andrew Nguyen and Family

    Andrew Nguyen | April 27, 2023 at 4:46 PM
  4. Wow very sorry to hear this; Fred played basketball for me at Kennett HS . He was quick and competitive .He was a pleasure to coach and will be sorely missed. My sympathies to his family.

    Rick Nelms | April 27, 2023 at 4:46 PM
  5. Fred and Sonia
    We are so sorry for your loss. We did not know Fred Jr. but we are sure he was a wonderful son. Blessings and peace to you during this difficult time. You two and your family will be in our prayers.
    Chuck and Sue Thayer

    Charles Thayer | April 24, 2023 at 9:18 PM
  6. Fred, blessed be the Righteous Judge who decreed that your beloved son’s mission on this world was fulfilled. The pain of loss is proportionate to the love that endures, and is a testimony to lives and relationships fully lived. May you find peace in this tragic loss. Your high school friend, Marc Pevar

    Marc Pevar | April 24, 2023 at 12:54 PM
  7. Fred and Sonia, we send our deepest condolences. To loose a child, there is no greater pain. We wish you peace at this most painful time, may memories of Fred Jr fill you heart with a comfort for being part of his life and you his.

    Wendy Williams | April 22, 2023 at 5:39 PM
  8. Fred and Sonia, Prayers that the sting of your loss will soon be replaced with joy in remembering happy times with your Fred Jr.
    I wish Fred Jr. and your entire family peace.

    Gerald Corby | April 22, 2023 at 5:31 PM
  9. To our friends, Hallice & Kim Jones and Fred Sr. & Sonia Maxwell, we send our love, prayers and condolences to you and your extended family.
    Fred was a kind, gentle hearted man who loved life, his family and friends to the fullest. It is our prayer that the Lord God will comfort, strengthen and keep you during this difficult time. May God who sees your grieving heart and hears each tender prayer, be ever near you and
    give you His Peace, the Peace that passes all understanding and Keep you in His loving and tender care. We love you all so very much.
    Deacon La-Don & Sister Terri Walker, Greater Emmanuel Temple Church, Kennett Square PA.

    Terri Walker | April 18, 2023 at 10:16 AM
  10. I was very surprised to see this. I am so sorry. Fred was such a nice guy. I will miss seeing him.

    Valerie Layne | April 18, 2023 at 8:13 AM
  11. Fred Jr….only great memories of you growing up and as the one who took care of the little cousins, while the Aunties and Uncles all went to Vegas….you my cousin, were the lead instigator of the “Chili Rebellion”. No one liked my chili so you and the rest of the cousins put it all back in the pot. But you couldn’t lie, you fessed up, and I would never have known if you had kept it to yourself. Fred Jr, you are genuine, gentle soul and kind; I will miss you. Say hello to the family in heaven. Give them all a hug for us. 💗

    Uncle Fred, Auntie Sonia, Kim & family, we are thinking of you all, during this difficult time. Sending you our sincerest condolences, our love and hugs. 💙 Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Dominie | April 18, 2023 at 7:18 AM
  12. Sister Kim and the family,
    I am continuing to pray for you and the family for strength during this grieving period. Only God can truly bring comfort during this difficult time. Dr. Shirley Stewart, Greater Emmanuel Temple Church

    Shirley Stewart | April 17, 2023 at 2:06 PM
  13. My prayers and condolences to the family. Growing up on Pemberton Road, I remember Fred from our school bus rides and seeing him throughout the day in school. He was such a genuine person with a big smile and was always kind and considerate of others.

    Becky Austin | April 17, 2023 at 10:18 AM
  14. In Loving memory of your brother, someone who brought a smile to every occasion. He’ll be so missed. Our sincere condolences and prayers are with the Maxwell and Jones family ❤️
    Bro and Sis Nash & family

    Shari Nash | April 14, 2023 at 10:28 AM
  15. Deepest sympathies to Fred’s family. He was a very good man who I greatly admired. I will miss you deeply old friend.

    Michael Demetry | April 13, 2023 at 11:35 PM
  16. Rest In Paradise Uncle Fred Jr. May God Bless Your Soul Uncle Fred Jr I Remember When You’re Young Teen & Kid I’ll Miss All Your Laughs & Funny Though. My Deepest Condolence Maxwell Family. 🙏🏼😢🕊️
    Until We Meet Again
    -Jason Woo
    Woo Family ❤️

    Jason | April 13, 2023 at 6:50 PM
  17. Rest In Paradise Uncle Fred Jr.
    1 Corinthians 6:14
    By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
    I’ll see when when I get there.
    My condolences to my Maxwell Family.
    From the Woo Family.

    Johnathan Woo | April 13, 2023 at 5:18 PM
  18. My sincerest condolences to Fred’s family. He was a great friend. He was a great listener. Truly missed him when he left back home to PA. Always be in my heart and memories.

    Olivia | April 12, 2023 at 9:42 PM
  19. We will really miss you. It was always great being around you and hearing your perspective on things. You were always there to help and listen. Till we see you again brother.

    Stephen Ruiz | April 12, 2023 at 5:34 PM
  20. Although I don’t have to many memories of my cousin Fred JR. He still family. May God Bless his Soul !
    To my Aunt Sonya and Uncle Fred my heart goes out to you and yours always, but especially at this troubling time.
    Your forever in my prayers and in my ❤️ heart!
    I can speak for my Dad and Mom( Vic and Marilyn Wilson) We all Love you,
    Your Great Niece,
    Ollishia Boulware

    Ollishia Boulware | April 12, 2023 at 4:13 PM
  21. I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I was fortunate to work with him until very recently. His sense of humor will be sorely missed! My sincere condolences to your entire family.

    Rebecca Spence | April 12, 2023 at 2:15 PM
  22. Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of Fred Jr.’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏

    Jeff and Lori Foster | April 12, 2023 at 1:39 PM
  23. Freddy, we love you. You are one in million. I’ll keep it on Seinfeld for you.

    Tim, Heather, and Oliver Fast | April 12, 2023 at 12:28 PM
  24. Minister and Mother Morris
    We sent our condolences and prayers to your family members. Just know that we’re here for you .May God be with you at this hour of your pain and heavy hearts.
    We love you so very much 🧎🏽‍♀️💗🧎🏽‍♀️

    Alberta Morris | April 12, 2023 at 12:01 PM
  25. I worked with Fred for 4.5 years. Fred was not just a colleague; he was a friend. I will forever miss him answering the phone: “What’s going on?” He had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. He was a great sounding board and an amazing person. I enjoyed really getting to know Fred more this past year over lunch at Hood’s and dinner at Harry’s. Fred often talked and gushed about his nephews and how proud he was of them. I admired his commitment to family and friends across the country. My sincerest condolences to his beloved family. I will miss him!

    Donna Martin | April 12, 2023 at 11:42 AM
  26. I love you Fred Jr May You Rest In Heavenly Peace you’re with my Grandma now please watch out for the family and keep us strong. I have a lot of memories with you as a kid and wild teen and always felt welcome around you. We Love You Soo Much And Will Miss You Everyday. Much Love Eleonor & Candace “your lil Raven”😘😘💔💔🙏🏽😇😓😢

    Candace Vieira | April 12, 2023 at 11:31 AM
  27. Praying for God’s comfort in this time of bereavement ,for everyone in the family. To Mr. n Mrs Maxwell , the Jones Family, to all relatives n friends. From Elder Wayne n Sis Beverly Glasco … earth has no sorry that Heaven can not heal …

    Beverly Glasco | April 12, 2023 at 10:36 AM
  28. My sincere condolences to the entire Jones family! ♥

    Judy McCloud | April 12, 2023 at 10:28 AM
  29. So sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family

    Priscilla Boykin | April 12, 2023 at 9:50 AM
  30. He was one of a kind. I miss his silliness, his smile, his ability to listen, easy to talk to, his passion for food and movies, his views on the world, he was a news junkies and most of all he never judge anyone. He never turned down anyone when they needed his help. He was charismatic, kind and very personable. Everyone took an instant liking to him. And yes, when it came to Eagles vs Cowgirl (as he would say) he was brought all his excitement and passion with him. I miss my friend and a brother.

    Ish and Trupti | April 12, 2023 at 9:28 AM

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