Max Morris Graff died on July 19th at his home. He was laid to rest on July 21st. Born on December 9, 1922, in New York City. In 1948, after serving in the Army during World War II, he married Lillian Reich of New York City. Max and Lillian remained happily married for 58 years. They moved to Santa Rosa in 1951 to raise chickens. A year later, Max started working for Sears, where he remained until his retirement in 1984. After retiring, Max kept busy oil painting, and by volunteering at Kaiser and Volunteer Wheels. He lovingly cared for Lillian, staying at her bedside every day for the last 5 years of her life until she passed away in 2006 from Alzheimer’s. Helping and caring for family before himself defined Max. He played a huge part in his grandchildren’s lives, giving them art lessons, reading to them, and getting on the floor to play with them. As he got older, his body failed him, his mind slowed, and he struggled to communicate. For those of us who loved him, we still knew the love that was in his heart. He is survived by his children: Marilyn Reiss (Marty), Joe Graff (Barbara), and Art Graff (Michele); grandchildren Sarah, Rebecca, Jacob, Andrew, and Garrett; and niece Joan Imowitz (Bob). If desired, donations can be made in Max’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.