MAYFIELD - Kent S. Maynard 79, of Mayfield, died peacefully on Saturday
August 11, 2012 at Ellis Hospital surrounded by members of his family. Until recently Kent had resided in Longs S.C.
`Born in Lake Placid N.Y. March 14, 1933, he was the son of Stanley and Marian Maynard.
Kent was always happiest whenever he returned to the Adirondacks. He was the beloved husband of the late Karen O'Neal Maynard for 51 years who passed away in
May of 2012.
After moving to Schenectady, Kent graduated from Mont Pleasant High School. He received a degree from SUNY Utica and worked in the mortgage service department at Schenectady Savings Bank (Northeast Savings). He worked in the Hartford CT headquarters until retirement.
Kent served in the US Army in Korea. He returned home on October 27, 1955. He was a Civil War historian and had visited the locations
of many of the most historic battlefields. He had traced the roots of his ancestors who had participated on behalf of the New York volunteers.
Kent was an active member of the Scotia United Methodist Church where he served on the board, and enjoyed participating in various church activities such as treasurer and the SICM food pantry.
For many years as their children were growing up, Kent and Karen volunteered their time to support the Burnt Hills Pop Warner and high school football programs by supervising the concessions wagon. He was an avid fisherman and loved to travel around the U.S. His favorite destination for many years was Myrtle Beach SC, where he eventually retired. While living in South Carolina he became a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in N. Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his daughter Kristin L. Raffan of Mayfield, Steven Raffan of Burnt Hills and his son Kent Maynard (Dawn) of Burnt Hills and two grandchildren Ryan and Stephanie Cain. He is also survived by three sisters: Lynn Scharbach (Douglas) Manlius, Caroline Glenn (Michael), Schenectady and Elaine Palmer (Arthur) Mayfield. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
The family would like to express appreciation to the compassionate staff at the Ellis Hospital ICU for their kindness and professionalism in keeping Kent comfortable for the past week.
Calling hours will be held on Friday Aug. 17,from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bond Funeral Home Broadway and Guilderland Ave. Schenectady. A funeral service will be conducted at Scotia United Methodist Church 205 N. Ten Broeck St. Scotia at 10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 18. Interment will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park in Colonie immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Scotia United Methodist Church General Fund.
For more information and online condolences, visit www.bondfuneralhome.com