MORRIS COUNTY — Peter Charles Maynard, 65, died in a glider crash in Front Royal Virginia on February 9.
He was born in Riverhead, LI, NY on December 13, 1954 and grew up in Lancaster, PA and Long Valley where he has many friends.
He graduated from East Stroudsburg University and the Police Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany. Peter worked with the Chester Borough Police Department and was an officer with the Morris Township Police Department.
Peter retired from a 35 year career as a pilot with United Airlines in December, 2019. He retired from a full career in the Air-Force Reserves as a Colonel stationed at the Pentagon. Peter was the president of his glider club in Virginia and was on the Planning Board in Berryville.
He married Anne Downing on Sunday, November 8, 1981. Peter and Anne have two lovely girls, Kimberly Anne Maynard of San Francisco, CA and Casey Leigh Maynard, Indiana and soon to return to Berryville, Virginia.
Peter is also survived by his Mother, Maxine Derbyshire Maynard, 95, who lives in Edgewater, Florida with Peter’s brother, Walter H. Maynard III and his wife, Lavon Maynard. Walter III has three boys, Walter IV, Warren and Wyatt. Peter’s father, Walter H. Maynard, Jr. predeceased him.
Peter is also predeceased by his brother, Glenn Dennis Maynard who died in 2018, survived by his dear wife, Elizabeth Maynard of Virginia. Peter’s brother, James Henry Maynard, Esq. and his wife, Holly Ann Maynard, live in Bedminster. Peter’s brother, Stuart Lincoln Maynard and his wife, Amy live with daughter, Presley, in Lebanon, Tennessee. Peter has two sisters. Arlene Maynard and her husband, Dr. George E. Clark, live in Cedar Knolls with daughter, Dona Marie Marhoumy and grandson, Sharif M. Marhoumy. Granddaughter, Shareen Mona Marhoumy, lives in McLean, Virginia. Son Walter Charles Arthur Maynard, Michele Maynard and daughter, MariaMaxine Maynard live in CA. Peter’s sister, Gloria Elaine Maynard lives in Boonton. Nieces Grace Elaine Morales and Noel Marie Maynard live in NJ. Newphews Jordan and wife, McKayla Morales live in NC with daughter, Margot Rose. Aaron Matthew Morales is a student at Virginia Tech.
Peter was much loved and is missed and left us too soon. He had a quick smile and great humor. He worked hard, travelled far and had many friends. The center of his life was always his wife, Anne and his two dear daughters, Kimberly and Casey.
His many friends and family are invited to meet together to Cheers for Peter at The Olde Mill Inn, 225 US Highway 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, in the Grain Room for dinner, stories, pictures, video and friendship. Contact Arlene Maynard at (973) 879-1741 with questions.
Bring photos, memories, family and friends.