From a contemporary press report
Fred Maxey Jr., 57, a retired Navy Captain who became technical director of the submarine division of Tracor Applied Sciences in Rockville, died of cancer January 19, 1999 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Captain Maxey, a resident of Walkersville, Maryland, was born in Manila. During World War II, he and his parents were interned by the Japanese.
After the war, they moved to the United States and settled in New Hyde Park, New York.
Captain Maxey graduated from Cornell University in 1962 and was commissioned in the Navy through the Naval ROTC program. He made his career as a submariner, and from 1977 to 1981, he commanded the USS John C. Calhoun, a ballistic missile submarine.
In 1983, he retired from the Navy, moved to the Washington area and went to work for Tracor. He also received a master's degree in business administration at Frostburg State University. He retired in the mid-1990s.
Captain Maxey was a member of the parish of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Walkersville, where he was chairman of the finance committee, confirmation team leader and youth team leader and played the guitar in the Contemporary Music Group.
In 1998, the Catholic Church awarded him its Service Medal of Honor.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Sandra Maxey of Walkersville; four sons, Fred Maxey of Keedysville, Md., Peter Maxey of Frederick, Md., Timothy Maxey of Walkersville and Kevin Maxey of San Francisco; four daughters, Karen and Kathryn Maxey, both of Walkersville, Alexandra Bowersox of Portsmouth, N.H., and Margaret Knupp of Petaluma, Calif.; his father, Fred Maxey, of Petaluma; a brother, John Maxey of Novato, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.
MAXEY, FRED, JR., CAPTAIN, USN (Ret.)
On January 19, 1999, CAPT. FRED MAXEY, JR., USN (ret.), of Walkersville, MD, beloved husband of Sandra M. Maxey; father of Fred Maxey, Keedysville, MD, Peter Maxey, Frederick, MD, Timothy Maxey, Walkersville, MD, Kevin Maxey, San Francisco, CA, Karen and Kathryn Maxey, both of Walkersville, MD, Alexandra Bowersox, Portsmouth, NH and Margaret Knupp, Petaluma, CA; son of Fred C. Maxey, Petaluma, CA; grandfather of 11. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, January 22, 11 a.m. at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville, MD. Interment on Friday, January 29, Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Debt Retirement Fund c/o St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 200 Glade Blvd., Walkersville, MD 21793.
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