Clifford LeRoy Maze

Died: Thu., Jul. 4, 2019


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 07, 2019
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jul. 07, 2019
Location: Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church

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Clifford LeRoy Maze finished his earthly race and crossed the finish line into Heaven on July 4, 2019.  Cliff’s life reflected his love for his savior, Jesus Christ.  The way he lived, showed God’s love to his friends, family, and everyone he met.

Cliff was born November 7th, 1929 in Warren, PA.  He attended Warren Area High School where he was the varsity running back and middle linebacker his freshman through senior year.  The Warren Red-Jackets, a local semi-professional football team, recruited Cliff to play on the gridiron in the ‘40s.

In the early years he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, later changing career paths; joining the National Forge Co where he worked many years.  Cliff was also a member of the Warren Barbershop Chorus and pitched in the Warren Co. Horseshoe League.  He was an Official at Stateline Speedway and built several racecars with his son Denny.  His passion for automobiles and people drew him to join the Antique Classic Car Club.  Restoring cars was among his greatest hobbies.  The last car Cliff restored was with his grandson Mark.
Cliff was a craftsman; a jack of all trades.  Helping build houses for his friends and family, he left his stamp on many communities in the county including the hand crafted ‘Stone House’ he built in Youngsville, Pa.  Cliff enjoyed camping, boating, waterskiing, building and restoring classic cars and being with his friends and family.  He was an active member in the Free Methodist Church in Youngsville and more recently, in Sugar Grove.  Cliff and his wife Phyllis were fortunate to have traveled to England and Hawaii.  They also owned a winter residence in Florida where they spent many winters with close friends.

Cliff was the son of Stephan John Maze and Dorothy Evelyn Nupher-Maze.  He married Esther Mae Hendrickson in 1950.  They had two children, Deborah Ann (Donald) and Dennis LeRoy (Jennifer).  After Esther’s death in 1968, Cliff married Phyllis Miller-Stewart who had two children; Gayle Stewart-Wright and Kenneth Stewart III.  Phyllis preceded Cliff through the gates of heaven in 2017.  In addition to his children and stepchildren, Cliff is survived by five grandchildren; Julie (Chris) Pring-Jaquith, Amy Pring; Andrew (Tammy), Mark and Shane (Brittany) Maze; six great-grandchildren Kira, Natasha, Izabella, and Callia Jaquith; Julianna and Ethan Maze.

Cliff is survived by his older brother Virgil Maze, who resides in Florida with his wife Virginia.  He is predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth and David Maze and a sister Patricia Maze-Borland.

Friends and family will be received at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St. on Sunday July 7th from 2 to 3 PM at which time a funeral service will be held there with the Rev. Billy Hughes, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Youngsville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church building fund. The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolenses to the family may be made at

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Gib Mason
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
To all the Maze families,
Cliff is one of my best memories from my youth. He was a gentile soul. My deepest condolences go out to the families during this sad time.

jane johnson
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Dear Maze family

So Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We, the Kent Thompson family know what it is like to celebrate a life well lived. He lived a good life. We will always remember Cliff as a strong, faithful and man. There are just some men who have a unspoken presence in your life and he is one of them. His deep devotion to his god and his family is an example for all of us. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days.
Love and prayers

Kent, Jane, Brent, Stewart, Rick and John Thompson

John and Sherryn Martin
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Denny, Jenny, Debbie and families, We are sad to hear of Cliff's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. RIP Cliff.

John and Judith Borland
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
To All the Family:

We're so sorry and so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Clifford. We know that he was struggling late in his life and we pray that he may now be at peace and joy in the Lord. Our deepest sympathies go out to you, Debbie, Denny, Jenny, Gayle, Ken and to all the family and relatives. We pray that you also may be at peace in this most difficult of times.

Kevin Martin
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Sorry to hear the news, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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