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January 27, 2005

Sound Artist Grant Maxwell Dies

Emmy-winning Re-Recording Mixer

Grant Maxwell

Hackensack, NJ Award-winning re-recording mixer Grant Maxwell died in Hackensack, New Jersey, on January 3, 2006, after an eight-month battle with leukemia. He was 47.

Maxwell began his audio career over 25 years ago at Regent Sound Studios in New York City. In 1984 he joined the newly established audio post-production facility Sync Sound, Inc. Over the next 21 years, Maxwell contributed his mixing talents to numerous projects, garnering one Daytime Emmy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Cinema Audio Society Award nominations and the unwavering respect of his peers.

His more than 40 credits include feature films, documentaries, television series, broadcast specials and numerous musical concerts. Among his noteworthy projects were the HBO series Oz, NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street, the CBS documentary 9/11, the ABC special Peter Jennings Reporting, various Barbara Walters specials and the ABC miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.

Maxwell was widely admired for his ability to maintain fulfilling personal and professional lives, and those who knew him describe him as a man who balanced work and family with uncommon grace. His friends, co-workers and clients will long remember his loyalty, devotion, hard work and genial nature.

Maxwell is survived by his wife Dorothea and their sons Dan, 19, and Greg, 14.

Funeral Services were held at St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham, New Jersey, on Saturday, January 7. The family is grateful for donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, in memory of Grant Maxwell.

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