Maxine M (Black) Lavy

February 14, 1939 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 81)


Maxine M. Lavy 81, of Bradford, Ohio, passed away peacefully, her family in attendance, on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at the Versailles Healthcare Center.  Maxine was born on February 14th, 1939 in Adams Township to the late Herbert and Nellie Black.  She was a 1957 graduate of Ansonia High School where she made many lifelong friends.  She married Melvin Lavy on September 3rd, 1966 and together they raised five daughters.  Maxine worked at Corning Glass, Century Electric, SYTEK IEM, and Whirlpool.  She was a union steward for the IBEW.  She was a member of the Greenville Moose lodge.

Maxine was all about family.  She was a fierce supporter of her daughters, friends and family.  She taught her daughters to be independent, strong women who value friends and family as their mother did, to work hard and to always do for others.  Maxine was a friend to many and never knew a stranger.  She enjoyed flowers and gardening, crafts and crocheting, going out to eat, and most of all spending time with friends and family.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Roger Black, William Black, and Carl Black; sisters, Effie Alice Black, Arwana Black, and Margaret Arnett; and great grandson Titus Brubaker.

Maxine is survived by her husband, Melvin Lavy; daughters Cheryl Hittle (Gary), Greenville, Tonja Shell (Randy), Greenville, Sheila Jo Patton, Covington, Dianna Sampsel (Patrick), Bradford, and Melanie Lavy-Patton (Mason), Bradford; twenty grandchildren; fifty-one great-grand children; one great-great grandson; and one sister, Nihla York.

The family would like to thank the staff at Versailles Healthcare Center, especially night shift nurse Tammy, for the care they gave to Maxine and her family. The staff at Wayne Hospital for their care during this difficult time, and to their extended family and friends for their words of encouragement and support during this difficult time.

Visitation with the family of Maxine M. Lavy will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, Ohio.  The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11am, at Oakland Church of the Brethren. Interment Brock Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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October 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford
131 W. Oakwood St.
Bradford, Ohio 45308

Funeral Service
October 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Oakland Church of the Brethren
8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road
Bradford, Ohio 45308

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