October 10, 1931 - May 11, 2009
Max was my father-in-law, my second father, if you will. My heart broke when my father passed away nineteen years ago but never could I have found a more perfect replacement than my husband's father. This man was so much like my dad that sometimes the two blended together in my mind. Some would say that he was a small man which in stature he was. But to measure by a huge heart, he was a giant among men.
He loved nothing better than to take a fishing rod and spend hours with a line in the water. The photo above with my daughter, Kyla, is a perfect example of what he was like as a grandfather. He will be forever remembered for his sweet and gentle nature, his love of family which was not only evident with his own children and grandchildren but also the great love for his sister's and wife's families. His love of life and humor were a joy to experience and he was one of the best examples of what it means to live a life simply and well.
I am going to miss that chuckle, those crinkly smiling eyes, the big kiss he always gave me coming and going, the fishing trips, picnics, family dinners and his gardens.
There is a crack in my heart again but I just know that he is surely fishing with my Kyla once again.