Max S. Bristol, 94 of Findlay, passed away at 11:58 a.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Birchaven Village with his loving friend of 25 years Sandy (Crafton) Hotaling by his side. Max was born on March 25, 1924 to the late Harry and Edna (Williams) Bristol in Flint, Michigan.
Max was preceded in death by his parents as well as the love of his life, Virginia Long. He is survived by his daughter Mary and son John.
Max had a very full life. He had been the quarter back for the Findlay Trojans and played basketball. He lettered in both sports. He also played baseball. He was a 1942 graduate of Findlay High School.
One of Max's proudest moments was being in the Armed Forces. He was assigned to the 491st U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was at Utah Beach, Normandy on D-Day. He served during World War II, and was involved with the Battle of the Bulge, and was the youngest Sargent to serve in the Army.
He retired from Kennedy Printing Company and was a member of the AMVETS post 21, DAV Buddy Chapter 43 where he was a "Golden Rodent", and the VFW 5645.
Visitation will take place from 12-1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home 500 Lima Ave Findlay, Ohio.
Funeral service will be held after the visitation, starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Travis Johnson officiating. Burial will take place at Lee Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.