Eleanor "Nudi" Maas

February 16, 1916February 19, 2018

Mrs. Eleanor “Nudi” Maas passed away while surrounded by family at River Landing, Monday, February 19, 2018. She was 102 years old. Nudi was born February 16, 1916 in Galitzen, Pennsylvania to Harriet and Max Miller. She had two sisters, Elsie and Florence. Mrs. Maas led quite a full and varied life. She graduated from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Nudi went onto spend a year studying abroad in Leipzig, Germany. Upon returning, she became one of the first stewardesses for United Airlines.

Mrs. Maas also spent time working for Dr. Tom Spies in Cuba. Dr. Spies was a physician and educator that dealt primarily with Nutritional Diseases. From Cuba, Nudi made her way to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands where she met her husband, the late David Earle Maas. Mr. Maas was a retired FBI agent who was then practicing law on the island. He would later become the Lt. Governor of the Virgin Islands. The couple owned and operated Sapphire Bay Beach Club. Nudi also ran a ladies clothing store on the island.

After several years of living on the island, the couple and their children, Heidi and David moved stateside to High Point. They enjoyed living life between residences in Sarasota, Florida and High Point. Nudi became and continued to be an active member of Wesley Memorial Church.

Mrs. Maas was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, David, and her sisters, Elsie Harkness and Florence “Pepper” Seaman. Mrs. Maas is survived by her daughter, Heidi Culler (Randy) and son, David Maas (Theresa), five grandchildren, Skip (Nicole) and John Culler, Katie Bennett, Brittany Maas, and Ashley Young (Jeff). She also had six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 at River Landing from 10:00am to 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley Memorial Church and River Landing. Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point is honored to serve the family.


  • Memorial Service Friday, February 23, 2018

Eleanor "Nudi" Maas

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