He was born on May 19, 1930, in Belington, West Virginia, to Cecil M. and Blanche (Pharis) Ware and lived in Alliance for 63 years.
A member of First Baptist Church, Max retired as a self-employed contractor.
Max enjoyed woodworking, hunting, traveling, and taking cruises. But he loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, “Riley.”
Survivors include his wife, Fayetta K. (Vance) Ware, whom he married on Nov. 23, 1951; son, Michael R. (fiance LeeAnn and her daughter Taylor) Ware of Alliance; son Gary (Barbara Vignos) Ware of Stoval, North Carolina; daughter, Jeannie F. (Jeffery) Oyster of Alliance; “adopted son,” William “Bill” Gamertsfelder of Alliance; six grandchildren, Heidi (Trent) McIlvain, Ryann (Jason) Yoder, Gary Dustin (Angela, Karter and Kaden) Ware, Ashley Ware, Melanie (Adam) Oyster, and Tyler Ware; six great-grandchildren, Hailey Ware, Dylan Vesco, Austin McIlvain, Harper McIlvain, Averey and Andrew Yoder; two brothers, Bernie (Shelba) Ware of Alliance and Cecil (Lavonda) Ware of New Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil M. and Blanche Ware; great-grandson, Caleb Dustin Ware; sister, Geraldine Potts; and three brothers, Lonnie Ware, Fletis Ware, and Thomas Lee Ware.
Private services will be held. There will be no calling hours. Burial will take place in Belington.
Memorials are suggested to Alliance Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Ave., Alliance, OH 44601; or to the choice of the donor.
Arrangements are by Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Online condolences can be given at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. (9-22-14)
Source: The Alliance Review, Alliance OH, on-line