October 28, 1962 — December 30, 2017 GLENS FALLS — SFC Charles J. Maxwell, 55, of Knight Street, Glens Falls, sadly passed away with his loving wife at his side at Glens Falls Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, due to injuries he attained from a fall.
The son of the late Fred T. Maxwell and Marie E. (Guyette) Maxwell, Charles was born Oct. 28, 1962 in Glens Falls. He graduated in 1980 from Glens Falls High School, attended Oswego College and joined the U.S. Army in 1986, where he proudly served his country for over 20 years as a combat engineer before retiring in May 2007. Among his many duty stations, he served in Germany, Desert Storm, Kosovo and Korea. He was decorated with many service medals during his career, including the National Defense, South West Asia, Global War on Terrorism, Humanitarian, Korea Defense and many others. Charles also had many state side assignments, including Fort Irwin, California, where he met his wonderful wife, Michele. They were married on Oct. 22, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following retirement from the U.S. army, Charles moved back to Glens Falls and went to work in Saratoga for the New York State Gaming Commission as a security guard. Charles loved to fish, work in his garden, barbecue and have picnics and spend time with family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Michele Maxwell; his brothers, William Maxwell of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Thomas Maxwell of Schenectady; and his sister, Mary Anne Hilder of Lake George; along with five nephews, Thomas, Matthew, Christopher, Adam and Sean; and many friends he had made throughout his life.
Friends may call upon the family Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 3 to 4 p.m., with the funeral service following at 4 p.m. at Baker Funeral home, 11 Lafayette St. Queensbury, with the Rev. John Chamberlain officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St. Queensbury, NY 12804.