It is with great sorrow and heartache that we announce the sudden passing of 19 year old Maxwell M. Verspyck on April 6, 2021.

The beloved son of Angela M. Lattrell and Chipman H. Verspyck, Maxwell was born on April 20, 2001 in Rhinebeck, New York.

Maxwell attended the Woodstock Day School for his elementary education. During his younger years he loved attending Way Finders Summer Camp and Zena Recreational Camp. He also trained for many years at Total Tennis. These places were a tremendous part of Max’s youth. He attended Saugerties Middle/High School where he played saxophone in the band. At 11 years old Max was a competitive chess player. At 15 he started a Chess Club at the Mt. Marion Elementary School. A graduate of Saugerties High School, he went on to attend Ulster County Community College. Max’s creativity was expressed in the hundreds of rap lyrics he wrote and by ‘souping up’ his car. Like many young people of his generation he enjoyed gaming. Through gaming, he forged numerous friendships all over the Country and in Canada.

Maxwell was engaged in life. He was kind, sensitive and smart. He excelled academically. Max was a gamer, musician, lyricist, athlete and gentle soul. He felt things deeply. The loss of his life will leave a profound emptiness in the hearts of many.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his beloved younger brother Wyatt N. Verspyck; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Lattrell; his paternal grandfather, Theodore Verspyck; his aunts and uncles, Donna Haines and spouse Ronnie, Jay Verspyck and spouse Ruth, Jillian Winpenny & spouse Richard and Nicole Rand & spouse Charles. Numerous cousins also survive.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston, www.jvleahyfh.com. Max’s family received friends and family at the Lattrell Family Plot in the Wiltwyck Cemetery, West O’Reilly Street, Kingston, on Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. At 1:30, the family invited relatives and friends to speak on Max’s behalf. The afternoon ended with a closing prayer and committal. Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers may be made in the form of contributions to Ulster Prevention Council by visiting ulsterpreventioncouncil.org. https://www.lastingmemories.com/maxwell-m-verspyck

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