Robert Harvey Maxson was born Feb. 1, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He died March 16 in Tacoma. He was 73 years old.

Harvey had a long career as a chef on the East Coast where he served Presidents Nixon and Carter. Serving cube steak and pole beans to Elvis was a favorite memory. He served in the U.S. Medical Corps. 

He relocated to Seattle in the 1980s to live aboard a sailboat and explore the Pacific Northwest. He and his life partner, Leslie Englund, moved to Lakebay in 2000. They enjoyed the outdoors and a quiet life together. 

Harvey is survived by his partner Leslie Englund; his nieces Stacy Tarantino and Robin Parelli; and nephews Donald and Mark Miles. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Phillips and Mary Lucille Maxson, sister Carolyn “Sue” Maxson Rozmus, and nephew Richard Miles.

Friends will remember Harvey for his hearty laugh and happy attitude. There will be no services. 

Marvin Rowland
James Bernard Jensen