Max L. Harshman – June 7, 1936-November 30, 2023

Dec 5, 2023 | Obituaries | 0 comments

Max L. Harshman, of Marblehead, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, after a sudden illness. He was born in Randolph County, Ind., the son of Glen and Ruth Harshman. Max graduated from Spartanburg High School and the Gale Institute, Minneapolis, Minn., following which he went to work for the B & O Railroad. He retired from CSX after 43 years of employment.

Max was a devoted golfer, having won the club championship at the former Rolling Acres Golf Course and was runner up the next year. He loved anything pertaining to the railroad, but most of all loved his family, especially his many nieces and nephews.

Max is survived by his wife Marilyn, (Gott), to whom he was married for 48 years.

He served his country in the United States Army and had been a member of Christ Community Evangelical Free Church prior to moving to Marblehead. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks, The American Legion and the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Unit144 (N.A.R.V.E.)

Also surviving are his sisters: Patricia (Carroll) Stracener of Muncie, Ind., Joyce Atwood of Ormond Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law: Janice Harshman, Ruth Harshman, Doris Harshman and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Glen and Ruth Harshman; brothers: James Harshman, C. Robert Harshman, Richard Harshman, Glen Junior Harshman, Dale Harshman, John Harshman; sisters: Catherine Parsons, Linda Harshman, Margaret Bryant, JoAnn Gore, Mary Garner, Mabel Crawley and Phyllis Shull.

A celebration of his life with family and friends is being planned where many funny Max stories will doubtlessly be shared. Burial will take place in Spartanburg, Ind. Max felt that he and Marilyn had been greatly blessed and had a heart for giving.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Harshman Funds or the Childcare Endowment Fund at the Ashland County Community Foundation, 300 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805; the Cat House Feline Sanctuary, 1130 East Main Street, #136, Ashland, OH 44805, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Peninsula Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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