Max Nagasawa
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Max Nagasawa passed away on Tuesday evening, November 19th, 2019, after he succumbed to the massive head injuries he suffered in his devastating fall on Sunday afternoon. He was 74 years old. Max was born in Ogden, UT but was a life long resident of Placer County. He touched many lives with his kindness, gentle spirit, and giving nature. Max's passions were communing with nature, tending to his beautiful garden, finding artistry and creativity in almost everything he touched. He could build anything, fix anything, and was always willing to share his knowledge with others. Max also enjoyed traveling near and far on his and Shirley's many RV adventures. And, above all Max was a family man, who would do anything for his family.
Max is survived by his wife of 38 years, Shirley, brother Ike, son Mark (Kat), daughters Lynette (Henry) and Christee (Don), granddaughters Ally, Zoe, Grace, and Sophie, and numerous extended family and many, many friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend Max's Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 24th, Parker Whitney Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 5145 Topaz Avenue, Rocklin, CA 95677, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Max Nagasawa to the Sierra College Arboretum. Make checks payable to: Sierra College Foundation, in the memo list For Arboretum in memory of Max Nagasawa; 5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677; or online via link here: Make a Gift. Please click Natural History Museum in the Designation and write in the comment box For the Sierra College Arboretum in memory of Max Nagasawa.
Published in "Folsom Telegraph, The" on Nov. 22, 2019.
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November 24, 2019

We just heard about Max and are shocked. We are so glad you were able to make that fabulous trip last summer. What great memories you made to add to the many others through the years. Max was truly one of the best men and we all were blessed to have known him.
Denise & Bob Turner
November 24, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow.

Love to all of you and may you find comfort in Our Lord.


Jeannie Sena and Family
Jeannie Sena
November 24, 2019
Love you always Max
Tierney McFarling
November 24, 2019
Shirley, so sorry of your loss, thinking of you and your family at this time.
Edith Szatko
November 23, 2019
Dear Shirley, Our sympathies to you and your family in your great loss... I was so shocked and saddened to hear of the sad news of Max's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Judy (Sakaishi) and Tak Fukuman
Judy Fukuman
November 23, 2019
Thanks for your friendship Max, Joan and I will never forget your kindness and fun on the RV trips.
November 23, 2019
I am so sorry for our family's loss of Max. I especially feel sorrow for Mark & Lynette and Christee in losing their much loved Dad. I also think of Shirley's loss of her beloved husband; and Ike's loss of his much loved brother. I feel sadness, too. Even though I didn't see much of Max in these later years, we saw a lot of each other in the years past, and I have special memories. Max will be greatly missed from the family circle!
Love & care to the family, Ellen
Ellen Larson
November 23, 2019
Prayers for your family.
Maryann Allen
November 22, 2019
So very sorry , prayers to the family. Max had such a wonderful kind spirit. He will be missed.
Cindy Groce
November 22, 2019
My heart is broken I will always love and miss you.❤
Linda Powell
November 22, 2019
Jim & Donna Summerlin
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