Allen I. Maxim, 72, of Church Street, Arkville, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 26, 1940 in Fleischmanns, a son of the late Hiram and Chloe Vermilyea Maxim. He was a native and life long Catskill Mountain resident.
Allen was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1961 to 1963. He logged with his brother-in-law, and early on logged with his Uncle Ray using horses when horses could go places that machines couldn’t. He was on the ski patrol at Highmount Ski Center, and later was a lift operator and maintenance crewmember at both Belleayre and Windham ski centers. His last employment was as a driver of over-sized loads for Banner Homes of Woodstock.
Allen had a great appreciation for the great outdoors, and a respect for nature. He enjoyed whittling, picnics, camping, hunting, fishing, horseshoes, bowling, and most of all, the solitude of his varied walks. He was a chief, and for many years, was a member of the Arkville Fire Department.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Mountainside Residential Care Center for all of the compassionate care that they extended to Allen.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Kathleen Green Maxim; a son, Timothy of Andes; three daughters, Tammy, Terry, and Tanya all of Arkville; a sister, Patricia Kratochvil of Roxbury, and a brother, Wayne Maxim. Eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Chloe Pebler, and Burton, Robert, and Raymond Maxim.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia.
A service to celebrate the life of Allen will take place privately.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Arkville Fire Department.
You may share a condolence or light a candle at Allen’s memorial page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com.