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Max Sander

Obituary of Max L. Sander

Max L. Sander Allegany, NY Max L. Sander of Allegany, passed away peacefully Sunday (July 12, 2020) at his home, in the loving presence of his wife and family. Born September 11, 1931 in Salamanca, he was the son of Max and Lenore Belden Sander. In 1953 he married Sue Ann Miller who predeceased him September 1991. On May 21, 1994 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Allegany he married Janice M. Hebner Chesebro who survives. Max was a 1949 graduate of Olean High School and soon after, enlisted in the US Navy in 1950. He served during the Korean War aboard both the USS Siboney and the USS Hornet and was honorably discharged in 1954. He continued with his education and received an engineering degree. He began his career in 1959 with Lockheed-Martin Co. and worked in Florida until 1967. He then worked with the company in California until his retirement in 1989. He and his wife moved back to this area in 1995. Max was a member of the Allegany American Legion, and enjoyed reading as well as feeding and watching the backyard birds. Surviving besides his wife are 1 daughter Melissa Vivian of Plantersville, TX; 3 stepchildren Thomas (Michelle) Chesebro of Allegany, Donna (Brian) Furman of Coudersport, PA and Terri (Gordon) Diffenderfer of Allegany; 3 grandchildren Lee Sander, Patrick Sander and Sean Heckathorn; 6 step grandchildren Mary Kelly Chesebro, Michael Chesebro, Matthew Chesebro, Ryan Furman, Danielle Podeszek and Amber Diffenderfer; 10 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 1 brother Paul (Carole) Sander of Allegany; a daughter-in-law Terry Sander of California and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Sue Ann, he was predeceased by 2 sons Kevin Sander and Barry Sander and a sister Shirley Gross. Funeral services will be private on Thursday (July 16, 2020) at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Burial will follow in Allegany Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Allegany American Legion, 4350 NY-417, Allegany, NY 14706 or to Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be expressed at
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