L. Maxwell Sleeper, 100, of 200 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden, husband of the late Elizabeth Bassett Sleeper and his second wife the late Louise MacLeod Shute Sleeper, passed away Aug. 21, 2003 after a brief illness. He was born in Sherman Mills, ME, a son of the late Walter and Margaret Harris Sleeper and had lived in Hamden for many years. Mr. Sleeper graduated from Clark University AB class of 1925 and received an MA degree in 1926 and continued his graduate studies at Purdue University. He was employed as an engineer at the Bristol Co. for over 32 years prior to his retirement in 1968. He served on the Board of Directors of the Hamden Historical Society for 10 years and the Mt. Carmel Public Library for 15 years and was a member of the Mount Carmel Congregational Church. He is survived by two sons; C. Freeman Sleeper and his wife, Mamie of Richmond, VA, David J. Sleeper and his wife, Beverly of Glastonbury, CT a stepdaughter, Sandra Hook of Bethany, CT, a sister, Ella Emery of Island Fall, ME, 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. A Service of Celebration and Remembrance of his life will be held in the Whitney Center 6th floor Common Room, Tues., Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Whitney Center Employees Gift Fund, 200 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden CT 06517.

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  1. A wonderful Service and tribute to your Father who left a legacy beyond any monatary value I know he will be missed by all, we are thinking of you Nancy & Terry

  2. Dave and Family, Our thoughts are with you today not because of the loss of your father so much, but as the celebration of having lived for 100 years. Not a lot of people make that milestone. After reading his obituary, it\’s obvious that he lived a full and enriched life. God Bless

  3. Dear Dave, Bev & family, We were all blessed to have Uncle Max with us for 100 beautiful years. What treasured memories we all have. He was a very special, gentle man and will stay in my heart forever. My love and thoughts are with you today. Love, Anne

  4. Dear Dave, It\’s clear your dad was somebody who will be missed by you and others. Please accept my condolences

  5. Sorry to hear about your dad. We are sure he will be deeply missed by all the family and friends. Our Deepest Sympathies, Sue and Russ Bilodeau

  6. Sorry about your father, but how wonderful that you had him so long. My family lived at 14 Ives Street next door to your house and I remember both of your parents. My brother Bruce used to play with David.

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