Max Bryan Perry
"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when flowers have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble." CH Spurgeon
Max certainly carved his name on the heart of his wife of 32 years, Lisa, on the hearts of his daughter Lisa and his son David, on the hearts of his sister Kay and her husband Charlie, as well as the hearts of his grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many long time friends. Max was a giving and caring person who chose reason over conflict, love over hate, and peace over war.
Max died in his home after a brief illness.
Thank you Hospice for your loving care.
4/16/45 - 11/19/19
Published on November 23, 2019

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Jim & Kathy Simmons
Nov 27, 2019
Dear Max,... Everyone leaves something behind when they "Transcend". These are place(s) where they may continue to reside and be remembered long after exiting this mortal coil.
Something their hand touched, they created, someone they mentored, or those who regarded them as a "Role Model".

However, there are those, here in Green Valley, in particular, who will never forget how you made us feel
...when we were with you dear Max. And you gave us "the Warm & Fuzzy's" in spades my friend .
Your ever genuine thoughtfulness, generosity, honesty, gentlemanly gratitude, Smile and the special times we shared, were truly valued & will not be forgotten. So as oft, we "Stroll down Memory Lane", we are going to continue to enjoy running into You.

Kathy & myself love and miss you so.

R.I.P. Jim & Kathy Simmons
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Peter and Cecelia Mundy
Nov 27, 2019
Have known Max for nearly 20 years. Max and I had lunch together every week or two, and I introduced him to Cecelia as soon as she and I got together. There was a very special bond and he and I shared many interests and thoughts together. He was one of those people that was a true friend and they do not come along often in life. I hope that I was one to him as well. I learned much from him and hope that the advice he gave me from time to time, will help to guide me, through the rest of my time here on earth. Miss him dearly. I hope he can get the Yankee games on his heavenly tv, and watch every one of them.
I will love him forever, and look forward to many more lunches with him when we mee
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Greg Gramstad
Nov 26, 2019
A great friend, we worked and played along side each other
jan holsapple & Jim Holsapple
Nov 24, 2019
I knew Max and his family for over 64 years. You should believe they were all a like. Honest, friendly , compassionate, caring, & admirable people. If you were fortunate enough to know them you very lucky. We played baseball together on teams for eight years. You could always count on Max to get a hit or home run when you needed it the most or make a good defensive play. We've stayed in touch with each other all these years even though we lived sometime far apart. His dad was always rooting not for Max only at games but for all the players. If only we could have more people like him in our lives. Max I feel very blessed to know you. Jim Holsapple
Nina Kline
Nov 23, 2019
I met Max while working at the Athletic Swimming Pool the summer of 1965. Once graduating from college in 1969 , we became teaching colleagues at Eastside Middle School. Max was such a nice friendly guy and a great teacher. I always had such a respect for him. His teaching impacted many students. I will always remember his kindness to me and his smile..
Rick Plummer
Nov 23, 2019
Max, his sister Kay, and both his Mom & Dad were so special to me growing up--we were neighbors (living directly behind the Perrys). His parents were great friends of my mom & dad, and I know they admired and and loved them greatly. Max and I shared many lazy summer days playing together as children in our neighborhood--even though I was almost two years younger than he.

I don't know why I remember this one rather serious conversation we had one day--maybe its because of the fractured, divisive politics of today--but I remember Max saying solemnly something to the effect that in our country we don't have to have to "bow down" to a President (meaning that he himself is just another person
...)...again, I'm not sure why I recall this childhood memory of him, but I believe it speaks to the strength of his character--a trait no doubt inherited from his parents who I remember with so much affection.

Rest in Peace, Max, my friend! As we said back in my Navy days, "May you have Fair winds and following seas" on your journey!
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Jim & Judy Colyn
Nov 23, 2019
We didn’t know Max personally, but heard wonderful things about him from his sister Kay. If he was anything like her, what a joy it must have been to know him. Our hearts & prayers go out to Lisa, Kay & Charlie & all the family & friends who had the privilege of sharing their life with Max. May God be with you all as you grieve together.
Jim & Judy (Crossville TN)
Tom Cooke
Nov 23, 2019
Max was a dear friend for nearly 20 years, and I’ll miss him very much. He was a gentleman, as well as an honorable man. Max spent his career in service to our country and as an educator where I am sure he excelled. He was also connoisseur of life’s finer things and we spent a lot of time together jointly enjoying fine food and spirits-on which he was somewhat of an expert.
His accomplishments for the betterment of our neighborhood will always be remembered.
May you Rest In Peace my friend. I will think of you often.