Max John Geidel of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
He was born and raised on Staten Island, N.Y., and retired in 1987 to Punta Gorda, Fla., and recently Cincinnati. Max spent his career in Wholesale Shellfish sales, owning his own business, Cinrox Shellfish Company, named after his two daughters, Cindy and Roxanne. His lifelong hobby was racing and breeding homing pigeons. Max and his wife Dorothy visited 48 states and Canada, traveling in their motor home.
Max was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte, where he was an active member in many service activities. While in Cincinnati, he became passionate in helping those less fortunate in Appalachian Kentucky. He went on monthly mission trips delivering food and clothing.
Max is survived by his daughters, Rosanne (Harry) and Cindy (Henry); grandchildren, Kristine (Dan), Ashlee (JJ), Rebecca, Marc, Jeanette and Edy; and great-grandchildren, Evan, Violet and Eli. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2526 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LCR/Manna from Heaven, 1950 Nagel Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255, to support the Appalachian Mission.
Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.