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Dr. George B. Maxwell Jr. Of Batavia, IL, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Saturday afternoon, October 14, 2006 after an apparent heart attack. BORN / EARLY YEARSGeorge was born, July 23, 1934 in Chicago, IL, the son of George B. and Gwendolyn (Soothill) Maxwell Sr. EDUCATIONHe grew up in Riverdale, IL and attended Thornton High School where he graduated with the class of 1952. George went on to graduate from Thornton Junior College in 1955 and shortly afterward, enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a dental assistant. Returning home in 1961, George continued his education at Southern Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Following his family footsteps into dentistry, George entered the University of Illinois School of Dentistry at Chicago. There he met the girl of his dreams, Barbara Metz. She would become his wife, life partner, business and dental assistant. They were wed on December 28, 1963 and six months later, following graduation, George began his internship at the West Side Veteran’s Hospital. He worked briefly in association with two other dentists before he and Barbara opened his own practice in Batavia. In those early years, he also served as dentist to the former Geneva Girl’s School and Mooseheart. For a time George also taught Crown and Bridge studies at the school of dentistry at Loyola, where he was judged by many to be one of the best and toughest professors. For the next 35 years, George pursued the profession he loved until retiring in January of 2005. Through all of those years, George made hundreds of friends among those he served throughout the area. Though he was a quiet man whose shy nature made him seem aloof to some, George had great sense of humor, a remarkable depth of knowledge about countless things and a great devotion to his family and friends. George spent countless hours following his family history through the generations from America to Scotland. A meticulous perfectionist in every part of his life, George also loved woodworking and created many beautiful furniture pieces as well as fine jewelry. MEMBERSHIPSHe was a member of the Fox River Valley Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society and a former member of the North Aurora Lions Club. SURVIVORS In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by, Three sons: George B. Maxwell III of Batavia, ILAnd his son, Nicholas;John "Jay" (Leila Taheri) Maxwell of Plainfield, IL andMark D. (Katie Broyles) Maxwell of Elburn, ILOne sister: Deborah ("Hap") Joy of Quincyville, PA,And their daughters, Susan Breckbill and Wendy Carroll. His mother-in-law, Marie Metz of Chicago, IL His brother and sister in law:Lawrence J. (Joyce) Metz of Elgin, IL, Mary (John) Cronin of Manchester, MO, As well as he and Barbara’s great friend April Pommerlee.PRECEDED George joins now his parents and his beloved son, Steven (1986), who preceded him in death. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Dr. Maxwell’s name to benefit charities to be named later. Memorials checks may be made to the Dr. George B. Maxwell Jr. Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at www.conleycare.com.
Friends may call at visitation hours Tuesday, October 17 from 3-9 pm at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A wake service will be held at 8:30 pm. Deacon Jim Newhouse, family friend and deacon at the S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Virgil, IL will officiate. A brief visitation will be held immediately prior to mass at Holy Cross Church, Wednesday, October 18 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am. Mass will be held Wed., at 10:30am at Holy Cross Church, Main Street Road Batavia. The Rev. Father Timothy J. Barr will officiate.
Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva.