Lee D. Maxson


Maxson, 88, of Fredonia

Place, Howard Street,

Fredonia, formerly of

Forestville, passed away

peacefully, Friday, Feb. 8,

at TLC/HN-Lake Shore

Hospital, Irving. A lifelong

area resident, he was born

at home in the town of Hanover, on Oct. 30, 1924, the

son of the late Robert and

Ina (Ball) Maxson.

In his early years, he attended the former Hanover

School No. 5 and graduated

from Forestville Central

School, class of 1943. Mr.

Maxson was a Boy Scout

with former Troop No. 21

in Nashville, N.Y., and

served in the U.S. Army Artillery in Germany and was

honorably discharged on

Aug. 12, 1947, after two

years of service. He then returned to the family farm

on Hanover Road, Forestville and pursued dairy

farming until his retirement. He enjoyed going to

auctions, tractor pulls, farm

shows and a trip to Hawaii

with his nieces.

Survivors include three

sisters: Irene (Edward)

Waxham, of Fredonia,

Grace (Fay) Jones, of Cattaraugus and Alta Ribis, of

Grayson, Ga. Also surviving is an aunt Agnes Ho-

ward, of the WCA Home,

Fredonia, 10 nieces and

nephews, 17 great-nieces

and nephews and 15

great-great nieces and

nephews. Besides his

parents he was predeceased

by one aunt, two uncles, a

great-niece and a


Friends are welcome to

call at the Riles & Woolley

Funeral Home, 39 Main St.,

Forestville on Saturday,

Feb. 16, from 10-11 a.m.,

from where funeral services

will be held at 11, with the

Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United

Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow

in Smith Mills Cemetery,

town of Hanover.

The family suggests

memorial donations may be

made to the Dunkirk

Fredonia Meals on Wheels,

200 Lake Shore Drive

West, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

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