Mr. Maynard was brought up on the family farm on Castle Hill in Wilmington, where he attended public schools, and went on to graduate with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont. He participated in ROTC at UVM and went on to complete officer training in Virginia and serve in the Naval Civil Engineering Corps. After that, he worked for 30 years for Standard Oil of New Jersey, which became Exxon. Early in his working career, Mr. Maynard completed an MBA from Boston University.
He was active in town politics in both Sudbury, MA, and Whitingham, serving on the school committee, zoning board, Windham Regional Commission, the Whitingham Historical Society, regional AARP efforts, and an Exxon Annuitants group. Mr. Maynard enjoyed his Wall Street Journals, watching the wildlife outside his homes in Virginia and Vermont, and traveling with his late wife. He loved to engage in philosophical and political discussions.
On July 17, 1954, he married Elaine France in Whitingham, and throughout their lives and after their retirement, they spent their time in Whitingham and on the Chesapeake Bay, VA.
Surviving are his children, Gregory B. Maynard, of Gardnerville, MA, and Karen D. Maynard, of Brattleboro; three grandchildren, Emily and Tyler Maland, and Sterling Maynard; son-in-law, James B. Maland, of Brattleboro; sisters, Vera Deyo, of Brattleboro, Jackie Bradley, of Framingham, MA; and brother, Roger, of Wilmington. He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine, and two brothers, Peter and Allison.
A memorial service was held at Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home on Monday, September 10. Memorial contributions may be made to the THV Scholarship at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation or to a charity of choice in care of the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
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