I have been thinking about you and Max over the years, wishing that i had not lost touch with both of you after Katie's arrival. I remember your beautiful wedding, and the honor of being Max's best "man". Consequently, i just googled Max and am crying to read that he passed this past September. I am so sorry that he is gone. The photo gallery is beautiful of the three of you and a source of great comfort, knowing that all of you had a good life together. Your daughter is absolutely a beautiful reminder of your love for one another which i was lucky enough to witness on several occasions during your early years together. It is with great sadness that i didn't get in touch when the opportunity was still present to become reacquainted. Although my sympathy is belated, please know that the memories of our friendship have always be present in my life. Your husband was such a lucky guy to have you two! My thoughts are with you both. So sorry i missed meeting Katie but I still have the lovely letter Max sent me announcing her arrival. Take care and god bless, Kathleen Dovidio, Sebastopol, CA
Condolences to Max's family. I know of him through my connection to his father. Max was my 3rd cousin and I'm sorry I didn't get to know him. He was certainly well liked and highly thought of and loved by his family.
Diane Gould Hall
Max helped us all manage the long, tedious hours required to put a budget to bed each year. He was a special guy. Sorry for your loss.
Mary and Katie,
I learned of Max's death today in an email from Ron Anderson. It's painful to realize he's gone. His work for me in the Fresno budget office was done with quiet competence. There was nothing Max couldn't learn and do well, better than most of us. He was respected by everyone in our office, and throughout the city organization, for his respectful honesty and his humility, qualities I'm sure he carried throughout his career.
Jackie and I send you our deepest sympathy and condolences.
It was so very sad to read the news about Max. My deepest sympathies to Mary, Katie, and all of Max's family & friends. Hold tight to all of the wonderful memories...
I met Max in Fresno during the 1972 McGovern Presidential campaign where I worked on the yard sign operation and also did precinct walking. Max was a very energetic and extremely dedicated member who gave many hours to our effort. I moved to Sacramento eleven years ago. I regret that I did not know that Max had also relocated here. My condolences to his family. Peace and love.
Max, Ron Anderson and I were interns at the City of Fresno, while in Grad School. We had a really great time believing that we were actually running the City. Max obviously took our tasks much more seriously than the rest of us. Except for the time we were told to "look busy." That resulted in us designing and constructing the most radical but elaborate paper airplanes, and tossing them out our sixth-story window to the street below. Max's planes were incredibly precise and flew better than any others. Later, Max followed me to Sacramento, where I would hear from him or of his accomplishments from time to time. He truly loved being a husband and father and he will be very much missed. Condolences to Mary, Katie and the rest of his familly.
Max was a great guy. Condolences and all the best to Mary and Katie.
Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and your family.
Sincerely,Clar Rohde (OCJP)
I met Max through his sweet wife Mary and had the pleasure of crossing paths with them over the years. His calm, quiet, good-natured presence will be missed. Hugs to all his family and friends.
Max & I met in Fresno during the 1972 McGovern Presidential campaign where I volunteered doing voter registration and get-out-the-vote. As I recall, Max's work was instrumental in producing a plurality of McGovern votes in the City of Fresno. He was amazing. Judy and I attended his wonderful wedding to Mary and we stayed in touch somewhat during our years together in Sacramento. He was a wonderful, thoughtful, often serious, mostly cheerful guy; Mary & Katie have our condolences. Tom Peck & Judy Diaso
I worked with MAX at Trade and Commerce and his devotion to his daughter was what made him so wonderful. I often stopped by Curtis Park and would see him working on some home hone do list. He will be missed a tremendous loss to so many. In peace and Love, The O'Connor Family
Gordon, Mary & Katie,
Our family sends our sympathy to you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Thank you for posting the photo gallery it was nice to see a different side of Max than the work side I only saw. I can tell your family was close.
Mary and Katie,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Max was a great person. Remembering our last conversation, he was looking forward to retiring in the next few month. I told Max that he was irreplacable here at DCA. He tried to downplay is value. He was so modest. He will be truly missed.
Dear Uncle Gordon,
Mom just shared this link for the photos of Max and the family...... you have my deepest condolences.....I am so very sad for your loss..... love, Randy
Dear Mary and Katie,
I was stunned to hear of Max's passing. Max was such a sweet presence in our neighborhood, delivering the Curtis Park paper month after month, year after year. I had good conversations with him when our paths would cross on Markham Way, and I loved his disposition, friendliness, good cheer and calm manner. I will miss him very much. It really is hard to imagine I will not see him out there, raking your leaves and all that. Blessings to you both. I think you were blessed to have Max.
I worked with Max on one of his Famous spreadsheets and I learned sooo much from him in the past 7 years. To me he was OIS's King of spreadsheets. I will miss him dearly. My sincerest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Mary and Katie: I worked with Max at DCA and wanted to say that your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure many have expressed how special Max was...and it is so very true. It was obvious that he loved his family so much...I know he will always watch over you. I truly hope that you will feel his spirit with you for the rest of your days.
Dear Mary and Katie, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Max and I worked together for 5 years at Consumer Affairs and he was always eager to learn the network details and how it related to cost. I enjoyed working with Max and answering all his curious questions. Galatians 5:22, 23, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
I believe Max lived by the fruitages of the spirit.
Mary and Katie: My thoughts are with you. Max was an amazing man, always with a smile on his face. Of course, you don't need me to tell you what a wonderful man he is. I enjoyed working with him. He will be deeply missed. Please keep the happy memories and thoughs of Max in your heart as those memories are what will help you get through the coming days, weeks and months.
Let's hope that they have spreadsheets in heaven! And, if they don't they soon will as angel Max has arrived.
Though we worked in the same office for many years, it wasn't until Summer 2011 that I got to know Max. Max asked me one day what I was going to be doing on my vacation and I told him my wife and I were moving our oldest daughter to Denver. He told me that you and him would likely be moving Katie for college in 2012. Max encouraged me, just two Dads talking about our Baby Girls that had grown up way too fast! We spoke the week he returned from New York, he missed Katie already yet he was so proud of her. I'm grateful I was allowed to work with and get to know Max, I am richer for having known him. Thank you for sharing him with us!
Max was a wonderful man to work with. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Listening to his stories about his family you could see the love in his eyes for all of you. I will pray for Max and for your family during this time. God Bless.
Ms. Mary,Katie,and Extended Family,
My heartfelt sympathy. Max was a great co-worker. There will be a great void here at DCA. May the wonderful memories comfort you during these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you. There is an Angel among us...
Assuring you of our love and prayers at this sad time. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Max was the greatest colleague to work with at the Department of Consumer Affairs. He was a friend to everyone and elevated all of us with his warmth, intelligence, and insight.
I worked with Max and had many enjoyable cubicle discussions where he and I solved the state's problems (smile). He was a joy to work with-stopping to answer questions no matter how busy he was and always with a smile. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. He is and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his coworkers, and all the lives he touched.
He live an exemplary life that we can all learn from.
He did it the right way and planned his life well.
Although none of us can plan our end,
I'm sure he's in heaven now planning for our arrival.
Mary and Katie: I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sympathies and condolences. Max was definitely a valued member of our DCA family and we will miss him greatly. Please take care and we will continue to keep you in our thoughts.
So sorry Mary, my heart goes out to you. Erin Peel-Bell
We were so sorry to hear about Max. He was a fine man, a great husband and a special dad. I hope your memories of him will be of some comfort. Please accept our sympathy and good wishes. Sharon & Dallas Davis
So Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow and grief.
Shirley Toy/Dwight Crocker
(Sarah Crocker's parents)