Francis O. Maxfield

Francis O. Maxfield, 87, of Douglassville, PA, husband of Dorothy (Eagle) Maxfield, passed away on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Washington, DC, he was a son of the late William Maxfield and the late Mildred (Barron) Maxfield.

Preceding in death by his two brothers, Ed Maxfield, and Bill Maxfield, and his loving daughter Teresa Ann Maxfield. He is survived by his two sons, James Maxfield, and Daniel Maxfield of Colonial Beach VA, and daughter, Susan McClintock of Woodbridge, VA, and numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Bud Maxfield was a Washington DC native, and a retired Journeyman Mechanical Insulator for The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers of Local 24 in Washington DC. He was an extremely hard working man, and provider for his family. He loved his children, and was very proud of them. Bud and his brothers grew up in the south west streets of Washington DC in a very economically challenging environment. He got his first job at age 8, where he would load and unload boxes at the local corner store. He also picked up soda bottles in the city streets and returned them for their deposit value to help make ends-meet. Bud was a very good athlete and enjoyed playing baseball, football and basketball at the local boys’ club. However, he really excelled at boxing, where he was a Golden Gloves amateur champion at three different weight classes. Bud’s high school education was interrupted due to family economic hardships, but he persevered and obtained his high school diploma as a young adult. He joined local 24 and successfully graduated from the apprentice program. Bud’s strong work ethic was evident in his 30 plus years of service with The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 24 in Washington DC. During the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s he worked on countless federal, commercial, state buildings, and nuclear or coal power plants all around the DMV and North Eastern US areas. In his career, Bud also served as Local 24’s Business Agent, but returned to working as a Journeyman Mechanical Insulator, preferring working with his hands and interacting with the various trade crews on the job sites. Bud retired in Pennsylvania but remained an avid Washington Redskins fan. He enjoyed music, dancing, and DIY projects around the house. Bud will be missed by his family, and all that loved him. May God’s love and grace surround him, and may his soul rest in eternal peace.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be private. There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA.

All services for Francis O. Maxfield will be kept private at the request of the family.