WILLIAMSPORT - Laurence (Laurie) Page Maynard, Jr., 97, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at The Williamsport Home, with family at his side.
For over 65 years, Laurie was the devoted and faithful husband of Doris (Dorie) Losch Maynard, the love of his life, who passed away on Jan. 22, 2010. They were married July 15, 1944.
Laurie (“PopPop”) is survived by his children, Charles (Nancy) Maynard and of Wallingford, Conn.: and Laurie (Timothy) Campbell of Richmond, Va. He is further survived by his four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Kelly Carrillo and Peter (Sam and Charlie) of Larchmont, N.Y.; Holly Richter and Josh (Ella and Emme) of Huntersville, N.C.,; Katie Newell and Bill (Parker, Reese and Collier) of Jefferson, Ga.; and Emily Marsh and Ragen of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laurence Page Maynard, Sr. and Marion Brownell Maynard; a twin brother, Charles, who was killed in action in 1943 during World War II; and his sister, Marion.
Born Feb. 10, 1922, in Williamsport, Laurie graduated from Williamsport High School in 1939, Dickinson Junior College in 1941 and Duke University in 1946, following three years of military service. He earned the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a Flight Instructor in twin-engine aircraft.
He and Dorie were married in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Stuttgart, Ark., on July 15, 1944. Following the war and college graduation, Laurie returned home to work in the family business, D.S. Andrus Music Store. He later became president until the store closed in 1979. He then worked as a district manager of Frigidaire Corporation.
Laurie was a devoted and lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he sang in the choir for 73 years, served as a Lector, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Vestry.
He was a member of many civic organizations and served on the boards of the Williamsport National Bank, the Williamsport School Board, the Y.M.C.A. and the Community Concert Association.
Laurie was a former member of The Williamsport Country Club, The Ross Club, The Exchange Club and The Wheel Inn. In his younger years, he loved traveling throughout the United States with his family and thoroughly enjoyed a round of golf with his buddies. Laurie was always an avid sports fan and kept up with local high school and college sports, as well as his favorite baseball teams.
Laurie’s family would like to thank all the wonderful members of the staff at the Williamsport Home, as well as Dr. James Redka and his staff, for their loving and compassionate care. Their selfless devotion to Laurie will long be remembered.
A Memorial Service to honor Laurie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth St. Williamspor, with Rector Kenneth Wagner-Pizza and former Rector Andrew France officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Burial will be held privately at Wildwood Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be provided by the family.
In remembrance of Laurie, those who wish may make contributions to the Trinity Growth Fund, Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Funeral arrangements are by Crouse Funeral Home & Cremation Services. To sign the register book or to share a memory, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.