MICHAEL JOHN "MAX" KARCZ Peacefully on February 9, 2013 in Windsor, Ontario at 80 years of age. Born July 23, 1932 in Toronto to parents Antoni and Josefa. Moved to Windsor and attended Prince Edward School with his brother Zenon "Zeno". While attending Patterson Collegiate, he excelled in athletics, becoming the first recipient of the Royal Arcanum in 1949-1950. Married in Windsor to Barbara Gray in 1955, he taught at Vaughn Road Collegiate in Toronto before returning to Windsor and teaching and coaching at Walkerville for several years, Forster for 25 years and finishing his teaching career at Massey. Max was a devout Christian and attended Parkwood Gospel Temple. He received many awards during his lifetime including the Sport Achievement Award from the University of Windsor Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. Max was a respected leader and had a positive influence on the lives of many. He was kindhearted, generous and always making people laugh. Survived by his three children, Richard (Elizabeth), Alan (Margaret), Gregory, and his grandchildren Margaret-Mae, Emmanuel, Jacob, Emily, Aaron, Dallas, Christopher and Caleb. Also survived by his brother Zenon and wife Ethel. Nieces and nephews Stephen, Kathy, Peter (Pauline), Tom (Eileen), John (Kathryn). In kindness, donations to Parkwood Gospel Temple would be appreciated. Visiting Thursday and Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Parkwood Gospel Temple, 3005 Temple Dr. after 10 a.m., followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 13, 2013