William “Bill” Maxon Jr. 95 of Roscoe died Wednesday February 26, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born in Elco on February 8, 1925, a son of William and Eliza Giles Maxon Sr. Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsbrugh Steel Allenport where for 40 years he worked as clerk. Bill was a member of the former St. Joseph’s RC Church Roscoe, a member of the Allenport Rod & Gun Club and a social member of the Roscoe American Legion Post#801. Bill was a drummer and had his own band called the Billy Maxon Band and was also a drummer for many local bands as well. He loved the “Big Band” sound and also loved the Pitt Panthers, Steelers, Penguins and the Pirates.
Bill is survived by 2 daughters and a son-in-law; Cindy Maxon Gedda of California and Brenda (Joseph) Misenko of Redstone Twp., 3 grandchildren; William Lane, Amy Lane and Ashley Gedda and 2 great-grandchildren; Jordan Lane and Kyleigh Good. He is preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Dutton Maxon, a daughter Cheryl Groves, 2 brothers; George Maxon and Lee Trettle, and 3 sisters; Lucy Rutherford, Grace Maxon and Sara Cappelli Morgan.
Visitation will be held on Friday February 28, 2020 from 10:00am-12noon at the Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe where a Blessing Service will begin at 12noon with Rev. James Bump presiding. A private interment will immediately follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Twp.. The family would like to thank Dr. Krishnan and the nurses on the Cardiac Floor of MVH, and the nursing staff of Amedisys and Vitas Hospices.
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