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Maxwell Lee Balch
Date of Death: October 10, 2010
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Maxwell L. “Max” Balch Maxwell Lee Balch, 20, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away, Sunday, October 10, 2010, in St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Towson, Maryland. Max was born in 1990, the son of Natalie Kay Dalecky of Winchester, Virginia and LTC (RET) Donald Lee Balch and Isobel L. Balch of Bryant, Arkansas. He was free spirited; …
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Betty Dalecky left a message on October 21, 2010:
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Kristen left a message on October 17, 2010:
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Jessica left a message on October 17, 2010:
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Cherryl Schultz left a message on October 17, 2010:
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Alicia Wheeling left a message on October 17, 2010:
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troy left a message on October 17, 2010:
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Nathan Hale left a message on October 17, 2010:
Many were the hours you sat in my cafe Waiting, waiting...till your ride came You were so young then, scarcely a teen Hair spiked and bleached, 'Manga' I named you The hour grew late, the cafe to close -but For you I left the door open until Your ride had come, and you went on your way And with not much more left to say I bid you goodnight and I closed the door I made you a place - a 'Haven' of sorts That you could come to when you felt out of sorts I offered you solace from worldly concerns With games of whimsy, chance and skill And when games alone could not hold off the grey Clouds of despair that over you came I'd lend a shoulder, an ear, then I'd say 'Remember that tomorrow is a new day' And I bid you goodnight and I closed the door For briefest of times, the 'Haven' was cut off From you, and all of your friends it seemed lost To other avenues, jagged and dark Too soon you, my friend, embarked And when at last, that 'Haven' returned You came back to it, but damage was done You cried out for help, and I reached out with kind hand But it required a firmer hand to help you stand So I bid you goodnight and I closed the door Lost are the years - the 'Haven' no more No ear there to lend you, no shoulder to lean The winds having scattered us to different domains No way to go back, too late to change Paths we set out upon, destinations unknown Would that I could but go back, just enough to be heard To be able to say, "Max, please stay here a bit more" But this time you left before the hour grew late And you bid us goodnight and you closed the door. ~Nathan Hale Former owner of the Game Haven In Loving Memory of Max Balch, aka 'Manga' Thank you, Max. You will forever live in my heart.
Sharron, Jim, & Timothy Montgomery left a message on October 16, 2010:
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Ryan Thompson left a message on October 16, 2010:
Max When i found out about you i just didn't believe it... I've known you since elementary school bro, through high school and still caught up with you from time to time after school was over. All the times we have shared are all memories now, but you were an awesome person and had an even stronger spirit thats something that will always live on. Rest In Peace man, Ryan Thompson
Margie Howard left a message on October 16, 2010:
I never met you Max, but I saw pictures of you and heard so much about you from my old boss.....your Dad. To your family: Though you loved Max with your whole heart and soul, GOD LOVES HIM MORE! Please take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place. He is with his CREATOR and is being well taken care of. He was only intended to be with you for a short time but then GOD took him on home. Be encouraged and look to GOD for strength in your time of loss. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY Margie Howard Flint, MI
Scott Parker left a message on October 15, 2010:
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Matt Westfall left a message on October 15, 2010:
Max, from me and and all the guys, I can tell you that we're all going to miss you a lot man. You were one of the more genuine people I know. I remember first meeting you in computer technology class at Handley, you saved my grade in that class on numerous occasions, haha. There were too many good times with you to remember them all, but some of my fondest memories were with you and all the guys. I remember running into you randomly at All Good this summer in a crowd of 25,000 people and just having the time of our lives. I wish I could've seen more of you recently or done a better job keeping in touch. I know you're in a better place though man, we're all going to miss you and I know we'll be celebrating everyday of your life. Love ya buddy, Matt
Tina Robinson left a message on October 15, 2010:
Tina Robinson: Max, it's like yesterday, I can still see & hear you standing at the back door. Mrs. Tina can we have something to drink, after a hard day of playing. We the Robinson family, looks back with gratitude to Max because he touched our hearts with happiness, a wonderful smile and always a kind word. We will always cherish the memories you left us with. Love the Robinson's
Kathy (Palmer) Parker left a message on October 15, 2010:
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Jackie Drinkwater left a message on October 15, 2010:
Maxwell, you do not know me I never had the pleasure of meeting you. I am your father's cousin, one of Uncle George's daughters. I know your Dad and he is a wonderful person. and will miss you greatly. I had great times with your Dad and his brothers and sisters when we lived in Vermont. I just want you to know that I have you, your Mom, Dad, stepmother, your little brother, and the entire extended Balch family all in my heart and I have been praying for all of you. I know that your Dad has wonderful memories of times that you two shared and he will hold on to those forever. Thank you for brightening up my cousins life. Jackie Balch Drinkwater
Jackie Drinkwater left a message on October 15, 2010:
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Jennifer Balch Hammock left a message on October 15, 2010:
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David Moore left a message on October 18, 2010:
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Natalie Dalecky left a message on October 19, 2010:
Nathan, your words are so beautiful. I know Max loved you and all of the gang from your store. I was his ride many, many times. Max's Mom
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Amanda Combs left a message on October 19, 2010:
Max, I first saw you when you were a tiny baby. Being 13-years-old myself, there wasn't much I could do with you. But the next time we met, you were about 2. I came and stayed at your house for a week or so after moving back to the US from Germany. After spending less than 1 day together, we were leaving the house to go somwhere, and you reached up with your little toddler hand to hold mine and said to me "I love you Aunt Amanda." My heart melted and from that moment on you were my sweet baby nephew. Your passing has left a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Thank you for loving me that day and all your days after.
The Witheringtons left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Lauren Dubovsky left a message on November 24, 2010:
Dear Max, I remember last year, the night before Thanksgiving, we were sitting outside during a snowstorm and you were telling me about your family. You were saying how much you loved your little brother, and how beautiful your Mom was. If I remember correctly, a few of the guys agreed that your Mom was beautiful....we all laughed a bit, as you blushed. The last time I saw you was the Fourth of July...I was eight months pregnant. You said hello to my belly. I gave you a big hug and told you to take good care of yourself. I wish I could have emphasized more, how sincere I was. Liv Irie was born September 10th. I wish you could have met her. You were gonna be such a great Uncle!!! Perhaps you can be her guardian angel now. If you don't mind, Ollie and I would like to name our first born son after you. You will always be a part of our family and in our hearts forever. We love you. I just learned last week that you were gone. I wish I could have been at your funeral to say goodbye. I was so mad at you at first. How could you leave us? There are so many things I want to say to you. I would give anything to go back to the night before Thanksgiving and extend our conversation oh so much longer. I wish there was something I could have done to save you. You've left a lot of people broken hearted, a lot of lost words. You were one of the best people I know. I am somewhat at peace now though, knowing that you will be there to greet me as I leave this world too. I love you buddy....and I'll see you on he dark side of the moon.
Betty Dalecky left a message on October 22, 2010:
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Sara Brannon left a message on October 21, 2010:
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Brenda Johnson left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Krysten W left a message on October 14, 2010:
i will never forget waking up every morning & walking on the back porch and seeing you next door sitting there at that table smoking your morning cigg...taking in the day... you always waved at me even though we didnt know each other yet at the time....and after that im so glad i got to meet you and chill with you and be apart of your life...u were amazing...no doubt about it. when you left town i always looked forward to our little fb chats just about life... relationships...anything! i could always count on you for a good story everytime we talked. always makign me laugh...always sending me funny youtube videos...i loved it. i will never forget the day you adopted Bo and brought him over! you had him for maybe a day and he was glued to your side...he loved you MAXINE! what about when jamie would take us on those scary truck rides in the snow....i dont know how we made it back some of those times but you know he loved you and joe like little brothers he really did. it meant so much to him when u came to grandmas funural... you were such a good friend max...i remember you were upset because all you could find were flipflops to wear. u looked good dude. il miss that gorilla suit as well...and i loved you for what you did for me that night... im going to miss ya...thank you for everything youve done for me during our friendship i will cherish the memories && never EVER forget you. you will always be in my heart. i know you are in a better place now away from your deamons and mannn we will miss you and we love you buddy. see u in the stars.
Linda Swinyer Kentfield left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Cathy Aikens left a message on October 14, 2010:
Max was always so sweet and respectful. He always called me "Miss Cathy".
Cathy Aikens left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Katrina Hill left a message on October 14, 2010:
Thinking of family and friends and sending heartfelt condolences to all who loved Max. The Hill family Katrina (Balch), David, Jeffrey, Victoria and Ethan
Joni Davidson bates left a message on October 14, 2010:
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cheryl camporeale and matthew muller left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Tina Butler left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Diane Vesper Thompson left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Daniel Burton left a message on October 13, 2010:
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Michael Sonnentag left a message on October 20, 2010:
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Elise left a message on October 20, 2010:
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Emily Dearing left a message on October 15, 2010:
Max, I've known you since we were 3 or 4 years old. You were my best friend and we did everything together, from getting in trouble at Sharon's day care to playing the bass clarinet together in the middle school band. You shaped the person I am today and I'll never forget you for it. Love you, Max.
Valerie Balch left a message on October 15, 2010:
I will never forget the time Aunt Donna & I came to visit, you were about 3. We came upstairs in the morning to find you with a chair you had dragged over to the freezer,you were digging out the ice cream and you tried to convince us it was okay for you to have ice cream for breakfast. I think you could get away with anything with those big beautiful eyes! I wish we lived closer & could have spent more time with you. Just know that we always loved you & often thought of you. We will cherish our memories & times spent with you. Love always! Aunt Val, Uncle Delmar, Megan & Hunter
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kerry Grove left a message on October 15, 2010:
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Nathan left a message on January 30, 2013:
Many were the hours you sat in my cafe Waiting, waiting...till your ride came You were so young then, scarcely a teen Hair spiked and bleached, 'Manga' I named you The hour grew late, the cafe to close -but For you I left the door open until Your ride had come, and you went on your way And with not much more left to say I bid you goodnight and I closed the door I made you a place - a 'Haven' of sorts That you could come to when you felt out of sorts I offered you solace from worldly concerns With games of whimsy, chance and skill And when games alone could not hold off the grey Clouds of despair that over you came I'd lend a shoulder, an ear, then I'd say 'Remember that tomorrow is a new day' And I bid you goodnight and I closed the door For briefest of times, the 'Haven' was cut off From you, and all of your friends it seemed lost To other avenues, jagged and dark Too soon you, my friend, embarked And when at last, that 'Haven' returned You came back to it, but damage was done You cried out for help, and I reached out with kind hand But it required a firmer hand to help you stand So I bid you goodnight and I closed the door Lost are the years - the 'Haven' no more No ear there to lend you, no shoulder to lean The winds having scattered us to different domains No way to go back, too late to change Paths we set out upon, destinations unknown Would that I could but go back, just enough to be heard To be able to say, "Max, please stay here a bit more" But this time you left before the hour grew late And you bid us goodnight and you closed the door. ~Nathan Hale Former owner of the Game Haven In Loving Memory of Max Balch, aka 'Manga' Thank you, Max. You will forever live in my heart.
Ryan left a message on January 30, 2013:
Max When i found out about you i just didn't believe it... I've known you since elementary school bro, through high school and still caught up with you from time to time after school was over. All the times we have shared are all memories now, but you were an awesome person and had an even stronger spirit thats something that will always live on. Rest In Peace man, Ryan Thompson
Margie left a message on January 30, 2013:
I never met you Max, but I saw pictures of you and heard so much about you from my old boss.....your Dad. To your family: Though you loved Max with your whole heart and soul, GOD LOVES HIM MORE! Please take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place. He is with his CREATOR and is being well taken care of. He was only intended to be with you for a short time but then GOD took him on home. Be encouraged and look to GOD for strength in your time of loss. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY Margie Howard Flint, MI
Matt left a message on January 30, 2013:
Max, from me and and all the guys, I can tell you that we're all going to miss you a lot man. You were one of the more genuine people I know. I remember first meeting you in computer technology class at Handley, you saved my grade in that class on numerous occasions, haha. There were too many good times with you to remember them all, but some of my fondest memories were with you and all the guys. I remember running into you randomly at All Good this summer in a crowd of 25,000 people and just having the time of our lives. I wish I could've seen more of you recently or done a better job keeping in touch. I know you're in a better place though man, we're all going to miss you and I know we'll be celebrating everyday of your life. Love ya buddy, Matt
Tina left a message on January 30, 2013:
Tina Robinson: Max, it's like yesterday, I can still see & hear you standing at the back door. Mrs. Tina can we have something to drink, after a hard day of playing. We the Robinson family, looks back with gratitude to Max because he touched our hearts with happiness, a wonderful smile and always a kind word. We will always cherish the memories you left us with. Love the Robinson's
Jackie left a message on January 30, 2013:
Maxwell, you do not know me I never had the pleasure of meeting you. I am your father's cousin, one of Uncle George's daughters. I know your Dad and he is a wonderful person. and will miss you greatly. I had great times with your Dad and his brothers and sisters when we lived in Vermont. I just want you to know that I have you, your Mom, Dad, stepmother, your little brother, and the entire extended Balch family all in my heart and I have been praying for all of you. I know that your Dad has wonderful memories of times that you two shared and he will hold on to those forever. Thank you for brightening up my cousins life. Jackie Balch Drinkwater
Emily left a message on January 30, 2013:
Max, I've known you since we were 3 or 4 years old. You were my best friend and we did everything together, from getting in trouble at Sharon's day care to playing the bass clarinet together in the middle school band. You shaped the person I am today and I'll never forget you for it. Love you, Max.
Valerie left a message on January 30, 2013:
I will never forget the time Aunt Donna & I came to visit, you were about 3. We came upstairs in the morning to find you with a chair you had dragged over to the freezer,you were digging out the ice cream and you tried to convince us it was okay for you to have ice cream for breakfast. I think you could get away with anything with those big beautiful eyes! I wish we lived closer & could have spent more time with you. Just know that we always loved you & often thought of you. We will cherish our memories & times spent with you. Love always! Aunt Val, Uncle Delmar, Megan & Hunter
Eleanor left a message on January 30, 2013:
There are too many memories to just pick one. You were always so funny and entertained all of us. I remember when you and the guys starting breaking people and we drove to the mall and you wouldn't stop saying "sir and maam" or screeching that really loud sound. I was laughing the whole time. Or once when we were hanging out at my dads townhouse and we were bored and I told you to chose a movie and you put on the Power Ranger movie! Or us trying to give each other advice about guys and girls, like we really knew that much. You always made me and everyone else laugh. Your a great person and I will always miss you. Love you, Elle
The left a message on January 30, 2013:
Lit a candle for the Balch family. Praying for peace and comfort in this difficult time.
Caitlin left a message on January 30, 2013:
The summer we met we would spend hours on end doing absolutely nothing aside from watching mindless tv or random runs to walmart, but I never felt it was a waste of a day if it was spent with you. You were and always will be one of my best friends. I'm so happy the last time I saw you, you looked happy and healthy and I was able to remind you how much i loved you. You will never be forgotten, sugar.
Jon left a message on January 30, 2013:
RIP Max. We had some great times in the 2 - 3 weeks we were traveling around. Ragin Hiltons, checking out live music, going state to state. You will be missed my friend :(
Tina left a message on January 30, 2013:
So many memories of a young Max and Tj growing up together. Max at our house or Tj at theirs.Fieldtrips, Apple Blossoms, chorus and band performances, taking a weekend trip to the Inner Harbor and hanging out at the ESPNZONE. Nothing but fun and laughs and lots of them. When we were lucky and found a good parking spot, Max alway ssaid "Princess Parking". I still say that and always think about that silly kid.You will be missed Max....See you on the other side
Kim left a message on January 30, 2013:
Max...I've known you since I can remember, and I always associate you with laughter and a smile. Even when we were on that co-ed soccer team wayyy back in the day, you made the experience that much better. I am constantly picturing you in middle school, playing that big bass clarinet..haha, I think we all try to forget those days of being band geek, but again, you brought your light-hearted spirit to that class everyday, and I am so happy you were a part of it. I wish we had kept in tough more, but a few months ago you randomly chatted me on facebook...and it was totally normal. Like we'd talked everyday for years. I am glad to have been able to catch up with you, and of course, laugh during that conversation. I am sorry that I can't come home to say good bye, but I'm wishing you a peaceful rest, and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Teddy "TooTall" left a message on January 30, 2013:
Max, there are thousands upon thousands of memories that will I will forever hold close to my heart when it comes to you. You managed to to teach me so much about myself that i will forever be grateful for. I can't even count the amount of times you were able to brighten my day, as you did with everyone around you. Where ever you were, you were always able to make anyone crack a smile, no matter what the situation. Through our many travels, you were always my source of inspiration and helped me through some hard times man. You gave me my nickname, and i will think of you whenever someone calls me "tootall." When i moved to LA, you were the most supportive of all of my friends of my actions and it truly inspired me to work on bettering myself. The last time we talked, you told me to keep my head up and continue working on myself and that's what i fully plan on doing. Words cannot explain how much I will miss seeing you and your goofy smile. Your bright personality will forever remain in my mind as a source of inspiration. I love you buddy.
Krysten left a message on January 30, 2013:
i will never forget waking up every morning & walking on the back porch and seeing you next door sitting there at that table smoking your morning cigg...taking in the day... you always waved at me even though we didnt know each other yet at the time....and after that im so glad i got to meet you and chill with you and be apart of your life...u were amazing...no doubt about it. when you left town i always looked forward to our little fb chats just about life... relationships...anything! i could always count on you for a good story everytime we talked. always makign me laugh...always sending me funny youtube videos...i loved it. i will never forget the day you adopted Bo and brought him over! you had him for maybe a day and he was glued to your side...he loved you MAXINE! what about when jamie would take us on those scary truck rides in the snow....i dont know how we made it back some of those times but you know he loved you and joe like little brothers he really did. it meant so much to him when u came to grandmas funural... you were such a good friend max...i remember you were upset because all you could find were flipflops to wear. u looked good dude. il miss that gorilla suit as well...and i loved you for what you did for me that night... im going to miss ya...thank you for everything youve done for me during our friendship i will cherish the memories && never EVER forget you. you will always be in my heart. i know you are in a better place now away from your deamons and mannn we will miss you and we love you buddy. see u in the stars.
Cathy left a message on January 30, 2013:
Max was always so sweet and respectful. He always called me "Miss Cathy".
Amanda left a message on January 30, 2013:
Max, I first saw you when you were a tiny baby. Being 13-years-old myself, there wasn't much I could do with you. But the next time we met, you were about 2. I came and stayed at your house for a week or so after moving back to the US from Germany. After spending less than 1 day together, we were leaving the house to go somwhere, and you reached up with your little toddler hand to hold mine and said to me "I love you Aunt Amanda." My heart melted and from that moment on you were my sweet baby nephew. Your passing has left a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Thank you for loving me that day and all your days after.
Lauren left a message on January 30, 2013:
Dear Max, I remember last year, the night before Thanksgiving, we were sitting outside during a snowstorm and you were telling me about your family. You were saying how much you loved your little brother, and how beautiful your Mom was. If I remember correctly, a few of the guys agreed that your Mom was beautiful....we all laughed a bit, as you blushed. The last time I saw you was the Fourth of July...I was eight months pregnant. You said hello to my belly. I gave you a big hug and told you to take good care of yourself. I wish I could have emphasized more, how sincere I was. Liv Irie was born September 10th. I wish you could have met her. You were gonna be such a great Uncle!!! Perhaps you can be her guardian angel now. If you don't mind, Ollie and I would like to name our first born son after you. You will always be a part of our family and in our hearts forever. We love you. I just learned last week that you were gone. I wish I could have been at your funeral to say goodbye. I was so mad at you at first. How could you leave us? There are so many things I want to say to you. I would give anything to go back to the night before Thanksgiving and extend our conversation oh so much longer. I wish there was something I could have done to save you. You've left a lot of people broken hearted, a lot of lost words. You were one of the best people I know. I am somewhat at peace now though, knowing that you will be there to greet me as I leave this world too. I love you buddy....and I'll see you on he dark side of the moon.
Jody Aikens Butler left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Eleanor Hamman left a message on October 15, 2010:
There are too many memories to just pick one. You were always so funny and entertained all of us. I remember when you and the guys starting breaking people and we drove to the mall and you wouldn't stop saying "sir and maam" or screeching that really loud sound. I was laughing the whole time. Or once when we were hanging out at my dads townhouse and we were bored and I told you to chose a movie and you put on the Power Ranger movie! Or us trying to give each other advice about guys and girls, like we really knew that much. You always made me and everyone else laugh. Your a great person and I will always miss you. Love you, Elle
Abby Sours left a message on October 14, 2010:
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The Reismas from Arkansas left a message on October 14, 2010:
Lit a candle for the Balch family. Praying for peace and comfort in this difficult time.
Kathy Page left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Kathy & Pete Kemp left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Caitlin Glackin left a message on October 14, 2010:
The summer we met we would spend hours on end doing absolutely nothing aside from watching mindless tv or random runs to walmart, but I never felt it was a waste of a day if it was spent with you. You were and always will be one of my best friends. I'm so happy the last time I saw you, you looked happy and healthy and I was able to remind you how much i loved you. You will never be forgotten, sugar.
John McRae left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Andrew Applebey left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Linda Taylor left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Jon Shred left a message on October 14, 2010:
RIP Max. We had some great times in the 2 - 3 weeks we were traveling around. Ragin Hiltons, checking out live music, going state to state. You will be missed my friend :(
Tina Butler left a message on October 14, 2010:
So many memories of a young Max and Tj growing up together. Max at our house or Tj at theirs.Fieldtrips, Apple Blossoms, chorus and band performances, taking a weekend trip to the Inner Harbor and hanging out at the ESPNZONE. Nothing but fun and laughs and lots of them. When we were lucky and found a good parking spot, Max alway ssaid "Princess Parking". I still say that and always think about that silly kid.You will be missed Max....See you on the other side
Kim Walter left a message on October 14, 2010:
Max...I've known you since I can remember, and I always associate you with laughter and a smile. Even when we were on that co-ed soccer team wayyy back in the day, you made the experience that much better. I am constantly picturing you in middle school, playing that big bass clarinet..haha, I think we all try to forget those days of being band geek, but again, you brought your light-hearted spirit to that class everyday, and I am so happy you were a part of it. I wish we had kept in tough more, but a few months ago you randomly chatted me on facebook...and it was totally normal. Like we'd talked everyday for years. I am glad to have been able to catch up with you, and of course, laugh during that conversation. I am sorry that I can't come home to say good bye, but I'm wishing you a peaceful rest, and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
linda lewis left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Victoria Huntley left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Teddy "TooTall" Hanna left a message on October 14, 2010:
Max, there are thousands upon thousands of memories that will I will forever hold close to my heart when it comes to you. You managed to to teach me so much about myself that i will forever be grateful for. I can't even count the amount of times you were able to brighten my day, as you did with everyone around you. Where ever you were, you were always able to make anyone crack a smile, no matter what the situation. Through our many travels, you were always my source of inspiration and helped me through some hard times man. You gave me my nickname, and i will think of you whenever someone calls me "tootall." When i moved to LA, you were the most supportive of all of my friends of my actions and it truly inspired me to work on bettering myself. The last time we talked, you told me to keep my head up and continue working on myself and that's what i fully plan on doing. Words cannot explain how much I will miss seeing you and your goofy smile. Your bright personality will forever remain in my mind as a source of inspiration. I love you buddy.
Wendy Jacob left a message on October 14, 2010:
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Katrina left a message on January 30, 2013:
Thinking of family and friends and sending heartfelt condolences to all who loved Max. The Hill family Katrina (Balch), David, Jeffrey, Victoria and Ethan
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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