Bradford (Brad) Wayne Claxton 88 passed away peacefully on April 9th at his Carmel home surrounded by his adoring family. Brad was born September 26th, 1934, in Teaneck, New Jersey to the late John and Alice (Calvin) Claxton. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1956 where he met the love of his life Patricia Gillette Claxton, they were married for 63 years.
Brad received his master’s degree from Temple University and had an illustrious career in Association Management highlighted by 25 years as Executive Director of the American Academy of Dermatology. He received numerous accolades including being elected President of PCMA, ASAE and CSAE. Even though he was extremely accomplished in his professional career his family always came first, he will be dearly missed.
Brad was preceded in death by his beloved wife Patricia and his brother Bruce. Brad is survived by his children, Karen (Kelly) Hindman, Brian (Gladys) Claxton, Brad (Veronica) Claxton and Cynthia (Chris) Stump; grandchildren Kyle (Mary), Allie (Alfredo), Patricia, Andrea, Matthew, Brad III, Kaila, C.J. (Maggie) and Corinne; great grandchildren Terrance and Aaliyah; sisters-in-law Marilyn Claxton and Joan Totton; brother-in law Gene Gillette.
Thank you to his beloved caregiver Jenny Hughes, Vania with Paradigm Hospice and the caring staff at Senior 1 Care who helped him leave this earth on his terms with dignity and courage.
Family and friends are invited to gather Friday April 14th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Flanner Buchanan- Carmel, where the funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday April 15th.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Maine (our.maine.edu/claxton) or Susan G Komen for the Cure (www.komen.org). Please visit www.flannerbuchanan.com to sign the online guest register.