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Max Thwaits Sr. obit from NY 2001

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Max Thwaits Sr. obit from NY 2001

Posted: 8 Apr 2005 8:45PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Thwaits, Phillips, Crowningshield, Murphy, Gates, Fernier, Trudeau, Harrington, Boggs, Lincoln, Camire, Rummey, LaFountain, Franken, Webster
AUSABLE FORKS — Max Thwaits Sr., 64, of Rte. 9N, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Jay, the son of Reginald and Margaret (Phillips) Thwaits.

After graduating from AuSable Forks High School in 1954, he worked at the AuSable Dairy for a number of years. He was then employed by the Town of Jay Highway Department for 22 years, 14 of which he was the Superintendent of Highways.

Mr. Thwaits was a proud member of the AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years.

He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and the outdoors in general. He loved spending time at his camp on the Bartlett Road in Upper Jay.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Crowningshield Thwaits, six children, Dorinda and Thomas Murphy, Max Jr. and Beth Thwaits, Jody and Leslie Thwaits, Tammy Gates, Paul Thwaits and Amy Thwaits; three stepchildren, Charles Crowningshield, Lisa Fernier and Cassie Crowningshield; his sisters and brothers in law, Sarah and Reginald Trudeau, Elizabeth and George Harrington, and Mary Boggs; his brother, Melvin Thwaits Sr.; sister-in-law, Ramona Thwaits; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ada Lincoln, John Lincoln, Henry Lincoln, Gail and James Camire, Mary and Rick Rummey, Nina LaFountain, and Frances and Ernie Franken; 17 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents; sister, Fanny Webster; his brother, Reginald Thwaits Sr.; brother-in-law, Arnold Lincoln; and his stepson, Edward Crowningshield.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2001, at the AuSable Forks United Methodist Church, with Rev. Virginia Pierce officiating.

Family requests no flowers. Memorials to Max may be made to the AuSable Forks Vol. Fire Department or the AuSable Forks Vol. Ambulance Service. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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