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1926 John 2022

John James Maxwell

December 18, 1926 — November 4, 2022

John James Maxwell was born December 18, 1926, to John and Gladys (Zimmerman) Maxwell and died November 4, 2022. The oldest of seven children, he was a life-long southside resident and became “the patriarch” to a large extended family. He served in the U.S. Navy and attended Quincy College on the GI Bill. After working for American Fletcher National Bank for many years, he started his own public accounting practice in 1973.


Music, transportation systems, and service to others were his passions. He encouraged his children to sing, learn to play instruments and enjoy the arts, exposing us to free arts programming offered throughout the city. He knew the cross-country routes of many passenger trains and used IndyGo to navigate around the city well into his 90s. He also thoroughly enjoyed his “second career” volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul.


He was married to the former Margaret M. (Marge) Leonard for 68 years; she survives him. Additional survivors include his children Margaret Maxwell (John Krauss), John (Cindy) Maxwell, Jane (Randy) Hughes, Mary Maxwell (Bill Walsh), Tom (Sarah) Maxwell, and Catherine (Patrick) Bonadurer, as well as 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, siblings Michael Maxwell, Mary Jane (Bob) Biro, Paula (Roger) Koch, sister-in-law Carron Maxwell and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Vincent Maxwell, siblings Peter Maxwell, Thomas Maxwell, Therese Maxwell and sisters-in-law Mary Maxwell and Therese Maxwell.


Visitation will be Friday, November 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2905 Carson Avenue, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul at the same address.


Services entrusted to O’Riley Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis.


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