Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA


Peter N Maxwell

December 6, 1945March 26, 2020

Peter N. Maxwell, USN Ret., 74, passed away on March 26, 2020. He was born in Hanna, Wyoming and had been a resident of Williamsburg for the past 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, the Reverend A.L. Maxwell and Helen G. Maxwell. Pete grew up in Western North Carolina and was a member of the Sylva Little League team that competed in the 1961 World Series. After graduating from UNCW, he began Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. He received his “wings” in 1968 and spent over 20 years serving his country. He was awarded many service commendations, including a Meritorious Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1989, he was a pilot with Northwest Airlines for 17 years. Pete is survived by his loving wife Katy; daughters, Kelly Armbruster (Will), Kimberly Gould (Ben), and Christy Budnick (Todd); brothers, David (Ellen) and Jon (Caroline); sister, Susan Shope; and three grandchildren. One of Pete’s cherished roles was making memories as “G-Daddy.” Our family would like to thank all of Pete’s family, friends, and medical professionals for their comfort, care, and support. We want to especially thank Lasvill “Len” Woolcock, Medi Hospice, Edgeworth Park and White Oaks. Their loving care enriched the quality of his journey. In compliance with CDC recommendations, a Celebration of Life and internment will be held at a later date. Interment with full military honors will be held at the Alfred G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity especially dear to Pete. You fought with all you had “Big-Daddy” and it was amazing to witness your courage. Now, use those Navy wings to fly high, rest easy, and know you are greatly loved. Online condolences may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.


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April 1, 2020

Enjoyed flying as a co-pilot with Pete 45 years ago. He was a skilled and very professional pilot. Always had a great attitude and he taught me well. I 've never forgotten that Pete said he would never eat ice cream, based on an earlier job he had working at an ice cream plant. He did not deter me and in a way, I hope Pete eventually relaxed his high standards regarding ice cream. Regards to Pete's extended family.
Terry Ten Eyck

Kimberly Gould

March 30, 2020

Love you Dad. We are all missing you but are comforted that you are now at rest.

Donna Fitzgerald

March 30, 2020

Dearest Katy,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Pete. My prayers are with you and your family. You were such a wonderful caregiver and he was such a sweet gentleman. Please let me know if I can be of any help.

With deepest sympathy,
Donna Fitzgerald

Patti Mccarthy

March 29, 2020

Love you so much Pete. You are gone but will never leave us. The joyful memories that we have had with you will be cherished by all of us. Your journey taught us what courage and grace was about. Fly high with the angels big-daddy. ❤️❤️

Gerry Felix

March 29, 2020

I met Pete on the golf course, played many rounds with him and had a few beers at the 19th hole. He could hit a golf ball a country mile and he could his wedge a country mile as well. We had some laughs together. We both retired from the military at the same time and shared many stories in our commercial aviation life.

I’ll miss seeing Pete around the Kingsmill grounds; he was an all around good guy. Happy landings as you fly West into the setting sun.