Janet E. Maxwell


Janet E. Maxwell, 94, of Delhi, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2022 at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Oneonta. 

Born July 5, 1928 in Delhi, Janet was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Mary M. (Reynolds) Maxwell. 

Janet was a 1946 graduate of Delaware Academy and attended Albany Business College. She spent her career as the executive secretary at Delaware National Bank of Delhi. 

She was a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi for over 80 years, where she served as past elder, deacon and was a Sunday school teacher for several years. She was also active in Presbyterian Women’s Association, where she served as treasurer for many years. Janet was also co-chairwoman of the Marian and Priscilla Circles.  

Janet was a charter member of the Delhi BPW organization and was president in 1956-57-58 and 1976-77; she also held offices as treasurer, secretary, vice president and historian, serving as state treasurer for four years and was voted Women of the Year in 1983. She served as finance chair for the state 1974-76, and also served as state historian for BPW. Janet served on many fund drives throughout Delhi and Delaware County, and was on the board of the Delaware County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. 

Besides her parents, Janet was predeceased by her brother, Gerald “Jerry” Maxwell earlier this year.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Maxwell of Evansville, Ind., nephews and nieces Jeff (Brenda) Maxwell of Walton, Joe Maxwell of Delhi, John Maxwell of Delhi and Jackie Maxwell of Evansville, Ind. 

Friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton Street, Delhi, where a service will follow at 2. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi. 

Contributions in memory of Janet can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi or to the American Cancer Society. 

Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Maxwell family.