By: E&P Staff
Long-time journalist Forster E. Maxwell has died in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 76.
Maxwell, who had been under treatment for esophageal cancer for last year and a half of his life, died May 17, his widow, Doris G. (Shawe) Maxwell told E&P recently.
Maxwell retired in 1978 as assistant city editor of the Bridgeport (Conn.) Post, where he had worked since 1968.
Maxwell began his journalism career with the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette in 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Air force in August 1950, and wrote for Stars and Stripes while serving in Germany. He returned to the Gazette in 1954 as a reporter and feature writer. After his 1955 marriage to Doris, he joined the Albuquerque (N.M.) Tribune, where he served as a crime reporter, military editor and education editor.
In addition to his wife of more than 50 years, Maxwell is survived by a sister, Gail M. Sanders of La Canada, Calif.; a brother, Harvey Maxwell of Stratford, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held June 1 in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.