Maitland L. Harvey, 85, of Coatesville, PA, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, at Green Meadows Nursing Facility in Paoli, PA. Born January 15, 1935, in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, he was the youngest son of the late Meryl Bedford Harvey and Reba Isabella (Jackson) Harvey.
Maitland was the beloved husband of Esther Lillian (Flowers) Harvey with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Maitland received his early education from the James Adams School and attended S. Horace Scott Senior High School through eleventh grade when he left school to join the military. He served in the United States Air Force, working as an Airframe repairman from 1953 to 1957 when he was honorably discharged.
After returning from the service Maitland worked for Lasko Metal Co. and Norcross Greeting Card Co. in machine maintenance until the early 1980’s when he started his own business, Inside Out Home Improvement, working as a general contractor. Maitland loved working with young people, at one time he was a Boy Scout Leader. In the early ’70s after being prodded by his son and some friends, he was convinced to become the manager for a young group of musicians who became known as The Untouchables. He opened his heart and home to this group of young people who he truly enjoyed working with until 1977.
As part of the community for 15 years Maitland served on the Coatesville Planning Commission. Maitland loved sports, he played football, basketball and ran track in high school, and was a member of the Championship Coatesville Track & Field team of 1952, he was an avid sports fan. He especially loved the Philadelphia sports teams, but was also a fan of the Golden State Warriors and WNBA.
Maitland was there for anyone who needed his help, loved to tell stories of his younger days, and just talk with people in general. Later in life he returned to become a member of the Episcopal Church of the Trinity where he went as a child with his Parents.
Maitland will be deeply missed by his wife Esther L. Harvey; by two sons, Andre' M Harvey (Carla), Dana J. Harvey; Ricky Holmes, who was like a son; one brother, Meryl Harvey (Rheda); three grandchildren: Brian J. Harvey (Laura), Aja M. Harvey-Gaffney (Nicholas), Aaron J. Harvey; two great-grandchildren, Avianna Skye Harvey, Natsumi Okoye Gaffney; sisters-in-law: Janice Harvey, Dorothy E. Johnson, Ruth Miller, Barbara Westmoreland, Jacqueline Hunt; brother in law Gordon Flowers (Sheena) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. “The Untouchables” Andre Harvey, Carla Harvey, Ricky Holmes, Jimmy Hills, Joey Hills, Mary Hines, Sharon Johnson-Allen, Donna Parker, Garnell Brunson, Wilson Lambert, Charmaine Hicks, Charles Dandridge, Nate Caleb.
In addition to his parents, Maitland was preceded in death by one brother Malcom Harvey.
Due to the current corona pandemic, services will be held privately.
He will be laid to rest in the Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer, PA.
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