Max C. Whitaker

| December 1, 2020

Max C. Whitaker, 83, of Sequim, Washington passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at his residence.

Max was a 1955 graduate of Roscoe High School in Coshocton, OH. He was a veteran of the US Army Reserves and worked at Cyclops / AK Steel for 40 years before retiring in 1997. Max studied Mechanical Engineering at Muskingum College and was known for his innumerable, clever inventions. In younger days he spent his free time building and refining stock cars with his brother Keith. He was a private pilot and was blessed to have realized his dream of having a private airstrip and flying his friends and family out to breakfast from his own back yard.

Max was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his daughters, Anne Milligan of Sequim, WA and Patrice Hoffmann of Hannover, Germany; daughter‐in‐law Jennifer (Christopher) Whitaker of Junction City, OH; former wife and lifelong friend Judy Ogilvie; stepsons David (Susan) Wandrey of Peoria, AZ, and Richie Wandrey of Westerville, OH; grandchildren Matthew Stavroff of Westerville, OH, Lindsey Stavroff of Pittsburgh, PA, Gabrielle (Joseph) Bateman of Columbus, OH, Charis Hoffmann of Brussels, Belgium, and Andrei Hoffmann of Magdeburg, Germany; step‐ grandchildren Daniel Wandrey, Luke Wandrey and Alaina Wandrey; great grandson Andrew J. Bateman and numerous nieces and nephews.

Max was preceded in death by his wife Earlene Wandrey Whitaker, son Christopher C. Whitaker, brother Keith A. Whitaker, father Wilbert C. Whitaker and mother Emma (Fender) Whitaker.

A small funeral mass was held at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Sequim, WA on Thursday Dec. 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Westerville, OH, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife Earlene, to be announced at a future date. Donations may be made in his memory to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

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