Max VanEpps

Born: Wed., Dec. 12, 1928
Died: Wed., May 22, 2019

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 22, 2019
Location: Otto Twp. Fire Hall

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Woodlands, TX

Max VanEpps, 90, formerly of Rixford passed away on May 22, 2019 of natural causes. 

Born on December 12, 1928 in Oswayo, Pa. he was a son of Milesand Polly Estes VanEpps.  On Nov. 4, 1950  he married Shirley Hosmer, his loving wife of 67 years, who passed away on Aug. 18, 2017.  For thirty years he had been an insurance agent for State Farm in Bradford.  Max and Shirley retired in 1989 and moved to Punta Gorda, FL.  Max enjoyed traveling with his wife, hunting, fishing and woodworking.  They had enjoyed 42 summers camping at Chautauqua Lake with family and friends.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry VanEpps of Punta Gorda, FL and Ned (Dede) VanEpps of Shippenville, Pa., a daughter, Bonnie (Greg Sherlock) of Woodlands, TX, grandchildren, Christopher VanEpps, and Matthew, Shauna and Tara McCartney, and a sister, Kay Lenahan of Arlington Heights, ILL.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Otto Township Fire Hall, 118 Sweitzer Dr., Duke Center, at Noon with the Rev. Rick Price, officiating, a luncheon and a time of fellowship will follow. Interment will be in Rathbone Cemetery in Oswayo, Pa.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Otto Township Fire Department.

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