MAXWELL, ROBERT H. Michigan formerly of Kalamazoo, age 87 passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Milburn and Dorothy (McCoy) Maxwell on December, 14, 1930 in River Rouge, Michigan. Bob was preceded in death by the love of his life, Jean Y. Maxwell and grandson, Robert Bubin. Bob is lovingly survived by his two daughters, Wendy L. (Bruce) Bubin of Rockford, Mi. and Leslie A. (Russell) Vermillion of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren, Bennett and Grace Bubin of Rockford. Mi. Bob was a graduate of River Rouge High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After his military discharge he began his photojournalism career at The Detroit Free Press under the mentorship of Tony Spina. Bob spent the majority of his professional life as the Chief Photographer for the Kalamazoo Gazette, retiring in 1991 after 38 years of employment. His pictures earned him multiple awards. He was an active member of both the National and Michigan Press Photographers Association. His photographs captured the human spirit during times of peace and tragedy. He especially enjoyed taking weather pictures and portraits of people, both ordinary and famous. Bob served as an Elder at Yorkville Community Church. He took pride in arranging the schedule of his golf league and poker nights with his friends. Bob will always be remembered for his kind heart, his willingness to help, and his tremendous generosity. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be forever missed by his family. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff and nurses from Boulder Creek Assisted Living, EliteCare and Kindred Hospice who treated Bob with dignity and respect during the final years and weeks of his life. A memorial service will be held prior to burial at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 15. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Boulder Creek Assisted Living, 6070 Northland Drive, Rockford, Michigan 49341, in Bob's name.