Caledonia: At age 88, Max passed away peacefully on August 16, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones at his camp in Caledonia. Max was born in Rochester.
Max is survived by the love of his life, Terrie (Trynoski) his best friend and wife of 25 years who remained by his side until the end, along with their special fur baby, Mandi.
Max was predeceased by his parents and children; Renee, Richard, and Doug. Best Friend Raymond Trynoski.
He is survived by his daughter Alicia (Kevin) Ransom of Geneseo and their children; Alec (Julianna) Andrest, Terra (Shelly) Cassady, Jamie Andrest (Jes), and Autumn Rose (Brandon). The entire Trynoski Family especially Richard Trynoski and Martha Handley. Grandchildren Michael (Wende) Countryman, Chuck (Cassie) Sharick, Cherie (Tylor) Conrad-Hersch, Alex Case, and Doug Case. Karen (David) Kyle. Many great-grandchildren, friends, and colleagues and his special family at Genesee Country Campground.
Max was old-school and firmly respected a hard days work. He was a Veteran of the US Navy and proudly served his country. Max earned an Engineering degree from RIT and was employed by RG&E for over 40 years, retiring in 1991. Max devoted many years (and enhanced many memories) in the management of the Hillcrest Inn in Lima, with music, clambakes, and horseshoes.
Max and Terrie spent their time together exploring this beautiful country; first in a small truck camper, and then in a number of 5th wheels that were always bigger than the last. They shared a love of the outdoors and the excitement of new adventures, new experiences, and many new friends.
Max was a lifelong member of the American Legion. A creative, master-tinkerer who could fix anything and loved his animals. His life was enriched by special pet companions over the years; Charlie, Babe, Suzy and Mandi. Max enjoyed euchre, snowmobiling, motorcycles, bowling, and Never passed up a Happy Hour. (often accompanied by his partner in crime, Ray).
Friends and family were invited to call on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 3-5PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, where a memorial service was held immediately following calling hours at 5PM. Friends and family were invited for food and fellowship following Max’s memorial service at the Lakeville Training Grounds, 5939 Stone Hill Road in Lakeville. Memorial Contributions may be made to Richard’s House, 447 South Ave., Rochester, NY, 14620 or to Suzie Q Dog ResQ, PO Box 236, Conesus, NY, 14435.
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