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Edward Mont Maxwell
07/20/1933 — 05/11/2021
From Pasco, WA | Born in Plain Grove Township, PA
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Edward Mont Maxwell
In Loving Memory of Edward “Coach” Maxwell
Edward Mont Maxwell, 87, of Pasco, Washington passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at his family home where he was loved and supported.
Edward was born on July 20, 1933 to Ralph and Genevieve Maxwell in Plain Grove Township, PA. After graduating from Slippery Rock high school in 1951, he briefly attended and played football at Slippery Rock University before enlisting in the United States Army where he was stationed in Colorado Springs, CO. Upon leaving the military, he attended and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1959. He would remain in Colorado to pursue a football coaching career as head coach for both the Center high school and Florence high school football teams.
As head football coach of Florence high school, he met the love of his life, Arlene Maglietto, and they wed in 1965. The following year, Edward accepted a new position at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA. It was here, site unseen, that they began to establish their roots; eventually having 3 children – a daughter, Sheri and twin sons – Donald and Ronald.
During his 29 years of service, Edward played an instrumental role in the growth and success of the school’s athletic department. During his tenure as the head baseball coach, Edward never had a losing season compiling 90 wins over a five-year span. Twelve of his players went on to sign professional contracts. Notably Dave McKay. Edward also played a key role in bringing back the baseball program after a 14-year hiatus. In addition to baseball, he spent 14 years as the defensive football coach. Notably during the 1972 NWAAC championship football season, as well as head coach for women’s basketball, men’s track, and women’s golf to name a few.
Edward also served 5 years as Division Head of the Health and Physical Education department where he founded and directed the school’s intramural program. He was able to provide hundreds of students, over the span of two decades, with a chance to develop lifelong relationships. Then in 1995, the Board of Trustees granted him Facility Emeritus status and he would eventually go on to be inducted into the NWAAC Hall of Fame.
In addition to a successful career, he was an extremely dedicated husband and father, spending countless hours coaching youth sports and instructing first-time drivers in the summer months. Edward was also passionate about wood-working in the garage and could often be found on the Sun Willows golf course when he wasn’t at home.
Anyone who knew him knew that he was a strong, kind, loving and supportive husband, father, brother and son. His knowledge and guidance was the foundation of his family. Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Genevieve Maxwell, sister Evelyn Paden, brother DeWitt Maxwell and brother George Maxwell. He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene Maxwell, daughter – Sheri (Rodney) Nettnin, son – Donald (Martha) Maxwell, son – Ronald (Roni) Maxwell, grandchildren – Keaston Nettnin, Carlye Nettnin, Isabelle Maxwell, Sarah Maxwell, Olivia Maxwell, Joshua Maxwell, Ava Maxwell and sister – Janet McNees.
At Edward’s request, a private, family gathering will be held in celebration of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made, in his name, to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/image.html?source_code=CMWGTGHDO21&sc_icid=pinups-donate-top
Great memories of Coach Maxwell and his tennis classes at CBC.
We were saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. We have several memories of Ed but we will really miss seeing him on his walks around the neighborhood. We will always remember his smile and gentle soul.
May God bless you and your family during this time and always.
Lynn and I send our condolences to family and friends. We cherish his memory. Ed was a man of faith, humility and many commendable attributes to numerous to number. He will be missed. His faith in Jesus is our comfort. Christ is risen from the dead and promises Heaven to those who turn to him. Ed is indeed in a better place. We will see him again. In the meanwhile our prayers extend to all who knew Ed and were recipients of his love.
My late husband, Harry Porter, knew Ed from their association as fellow coaches, and admired and respected him.
I know Arlene from our membership in Beta Sigma Phi. We attended gatherings and socials.
My condolences to Arlene and the family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.
Our love and prayers go with you, Arlene, and your family. May God give you comfort and His peace at this time.
Love to you all, Bonnie and Jeff Durham
Knowing you ALL, we want to share in your pain and the loss of the BEST man anyone could have the honor to have known. Ed was a friend and a surrogate father figure in our lives too. He will be missed in more ways then I can express. He leaves us with many good memories. God’s blessing.
Love and prayers,
Al and Donnell
Maxwell Family my Heart goes out to you as Ed was a kind, wonderful Man. I know you rejoice as he is with his Heavenly Father! Many Blessings to you all Dana “Davis” Izaguirre
Rest In Peace Uncle Ed. I pray you are at rest with Grandma, Grandpa and your siblings. Please tell my Dad I love him and miss him. Til Valhalla…
You will be missed Papa! I will always be that other girl (as u called me) I cherish all the times I was able to see you and spend time with u and Arlene! I will miss u! I promise I will continue to be the best friend I can be for Sheri, I know her heart is broken but in time she will be better. Please watch over all of us! Say Hi to my grandpa and grandma you will love them! I am so blessed I am able to say I know you and love you!
What a wonderful man. Heaven is for sure lively now with all those Maxwell boys!