Dave Maxwell, 55

General contractor, former WJ homes columnist

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David D. Maxwell, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 26, 2018. Born in California on Feb. 13, 1962, he was a former columnist for the home improvement section of Wednesday Journal, beginning in the 1990s. A general contractor for several decades in the Oak Park area, he was an on-camera personality for home improvement segments on CLTV, and host of a home improvement television series sponsored by international companies. He lived his life with honesty and integrity and would always go beyond what was asked of him.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Ann Maxwell; his brother, William T. Maxwell III; his sisters, Jane Maxwell and Maureen (Gregg) Maryniak; a nephew and two nieces and his four-legged friend, Jake. He was preceded in death by his father, William T. Maxwell Jr. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association. Dave encouraged everyone to sign up with the organ and tissue donation program.

Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, alongside his father, William T. Maxwell. The memorial Mass will be private.

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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