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WINTER HAVEN - Max F. Schweitzer, 87, passed away peacefully under the care of hospice at Life Care Center of Winter Haven, FL on Thursday, January 8, 2014, due to natural causes.
Max was a United States Army veteran. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Cypresswood Golf Club and a longstanding member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Winter Haven. He began his career as a sales representative for Rath Packing Company, continued with Gwaltney Foods and eventually established his own food brokerage, Schweitzer and Associates. He served as President of HARC in Tampa.
Max is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Betty of Winter Haven; 3 sons James Schweitzer (Darlene) of Chicago, IL, Gregory Schweitzer (Pat-ricia) of Richmond, VA, and Robert Paul Sch-weitzer of Tampa, FL and 2 daughters Karen Tournade (Mike) of Merritt Island, Fl and Cynthia Ann Schweitzer of Titusville, FL, brother Jack Sch-weitzer of Winthrop, IA, sister Genevieve Andres of Independence, IA; 7 granddaughters, Mindy, Brianna, Brittany, Sara, Anna, Alison and Emily and 4 great-grandchildren Lionel, Audrey, Victoria and Greta.
A man of kindness and congeniality, Max was well loved, respected and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, Lakeland, FL.
A Mass will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Winter Haven, FL at 11:00 am., Monday, January 13.
Published in Ledger from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2014