Richard Paul “Max” Maksimiak, 60, of Sylvania, PA, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at his home. Max was born on May 26, 1958 in Muncy, PA, son of the late Harry and Anna Florence (Dudek) Maksimiak. He worked at Serve in Monroeton, PA, Copper Tree in Troy, PA, and retired in 2017 form Tygart Beverage Company, Inc. in Troy. Max was a participant in the Life Sharing program from the time it was a pilot program until his passing. He was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy after moving to Sylvania. Max was a huge fan of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Glen Campbell as well as the New England Patriots football team. Max enjoyed being with people and never met a stranger; he liked eating out, shopping, and going to concerts. He was known to play practice jokes on the people he loved. Max also loved traveling, from seeing Graceland in Memphis, TN to his trips to Disney World, the White House in Washington, DC, and Niagara Falls.
Max is survived by his brother Greg, several nephews, his Life Sharing provider and friend Amy Daniels, his Life Sharing family; Allen and Dawn Killam, his special friend Lisa Yeager, his furry friends Reba the Mastiff and Molly the cat. Max was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dorothy, his best friend Robert Taylor who passed away in 2015, and his Life Sharing providers for 25 years; Peg and John Trela.
Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:00-10:30 am on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Fellowship Bible Church, 121 Mud Creek Road, Troy, PA. The funeral service to celebrate Max’s life will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at the church with his pastor, Rev. Mark Steckiel officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of his family in Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been entrusted with the local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Max’s memory to the Copper Tree c/o Becky Carl, 57 Ballard Street, Troy, PA 16947.