Obituary: David E. Maydwell


David Evans Maydwell, 89, of Keene died Friday, January 2, 2015, at Langdon Place of Keene, following a brief period of declining health.

He was born in Sharon, Pa., on April 16, 1925, the son of Walter and Jessie (Jones) Maydwell. He attended Bemis Point High School in New York until he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, serving three years before his honorable discharge. After his service, he attended Alfred University and the University of Miami, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1951. He later earned a Master of Arts in the School of Government and Public Administration from American University in 1969.

He married Katherine G. Bardis on Feb. 17, 1952, in a ceremony at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Keene. They were married for 59 years before her death in 2011. Mr. Maydwell retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after a 31-year career. They had lived in Alexandria, Va., and Newport, N.H., before returning to Keene in 1988.

Mr. Maydwell was often found enjoying coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts or The Pub. He would engage anyone in spirited discussion centering on world affairs and politics. He enjoyed travelling, spending time outdoors and animals. In younger years he was an active fisherman.

He is survived by his five children, George Maydwell of Modesto, Calif., David Maydwell and his wife, Jenny Huynh, of Leesburg, Va., Mark Maydwell of Norwood, Mass., Susan Maydwell and Stephen Maydwell, both of Keene; two grandchildren, Sean Maydwell of Suffolk, Va., and Sarah Maydwell of Manassas, Va.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine G. Maydwell; and his three siblings, Everett Maydwell, Bruce Maydwell and Lillian (Maydwell) Peters.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, January 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., Keene. Services will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 70 West St., Keene, on Wednesday, January 7, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in David E. Maydwell’s name to the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 70 West St., Keene.

Fletcher Funeral Home  is in charge of arrangements. (

From the Keene Sentinel, January 3, 2014.


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