printed on 21/10/2022
Maxine J. Shank-Brown86, of Ocean City, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Maxine was born in Laporte, Indiana on May 31, 1936 to Josephine and Max Komasinski.
Maxine lived her teenage years in Michigan City, Indiana and graduated from Isaac C. Elston High School in 1955. She attended college to satisfy her love of learning.
She has been an avid reader of non-fiction throughout her life.
Throughout her life, Maxine has been a generous supporter of charities that aim to improve the state of the planet and support people who are suffering.
She was also a generous hostess who provided her visitors with restaurant-quality meals, stimulating conversation and unforgettable infectious laughter.
Maxine had been a proud Marylander since 1955. She lived in Rockville for 26 years, then moved to Ocean City in 1981.
Her marriage to John J. Shank ended in 1984. She met Mick Brown in Ocean City and they were inseparable for 24 years.
Maxine had real estate licenses in four states, including three brokers’ licenses. She worked for Moore, Warfield and Glick for most of her real estate career.
Maxine is survived by her son, Daniel F. Shank of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, John Hiller (Kelli) and Meredith Shank Flowers (Davis); and a great-grandson, George.
Maxine had many nieces, nephews and cousins that she enjoyed spending time with. She leaves four stepchildren and numerous step-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband J. Michael (Mick) Brown in 2009; a daughter, Cynthia Shank Aikens in 2004; his parents and a sister Lorraine Greives.
A celebration of life will be held at noon on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Lighthouse Sound Restaurant, 12733 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, Maryland 21813.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to Diakonia, 12747 Old Bridge Road, Ocean City, Maryland 21842.
Condolences can be sent by visiting www.bishopastingsfh.com