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Obituary: Riggleman, Maxine


Mildred “Maxine” Riggleman (Newcomb) was 98 years old when she went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2020. Maxine was born in Cumberland, MD, on December 30, 1921. In 1943 she married Paul Kenneth Riggleman, and they remained man and wife for 64 years. Maxine lived in Maryland most of her life other than living for short periods in New Jersey, Virginia, and Hawaii while Paul was in the United States Navy.

Maxine and Paul and their daughters moved to Beltsville, MD, in 1952. The couple remained in Beltsville until they moved to the Riderwood Village retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, in December 2003. When they moved to Beltsville, Maxine was a wife, mother, and homemaker and then began working part-time and, eventually, full-time at ARB (American Research Bureau), which eventually became a part of Control Data. Maxine retired from Control Data in 1986 after 28 years of employment.

Maxine’s husband, Paul, predeceased her in 2007. She is survived by her daughters Linda Roberson (Jay) of Maricopa, AZ, and Karen Bissett of Mineral, VA; her grandchildren Jeffrey Roberson, Tammy Woof (Kevin), Gary Fox, and Tom Fox (Gloria); and her great-grandchildren Ana, Ashley, and Isabella. Maxine is also survived by her sister, Ruth Smith of Silver Spring, MD, and her brother, James Newcomb (Harriett) of Sarasota, FL.

Maxine and Paul enjoyed entertaining, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Maxine and Paul were active members of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Beltsville, MD. In 2017 Maxine was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moved to a facility in Arizona. The effects of this disease eventually took her life. A memorial service is being planned at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Beltsville, MD, sometime in the spring of 2020.

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