John "Jay" Maxwell, owner of Maximum Sales, died Nov. 24 at the age of 69.
Maxwell was born April 16, 1930, in Mobile, Ala., where he grew up and attended school.
In 1949, he moved to Ventura and enlisted in the Navy. He served in the Korean War.
After the war, he attended and graduated from UC Berkeley.
He met his future wife, Nancy, and the couple married in 1958. For 23 years, they operated Maximum Sales, a Tupperware direct-sales operation in Ventura.
Maxwell was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Walter Chaffee Post No. 1679, Elks Lodge No. 1430 in Ventura and American Legion Post No. 339 in Ventura.