February 19, 1931 – December 8, 2013
Obituaries » MAX J. FINE
FINE, MAX JOSEPH, 82, passed away suddenly December 8, at a hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Max was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Barre. He is predeceased by his parents, Gertrude and Harry Fine, and his sister, Vera Beaudin Saeedpour. As a young man, Max worked with his father, Harry, and continued in the scrap metal business until the late 1960s. After moving to the Burlington area, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Later, while living in Brooklyn, he worked for the New York City Parks Department. Max moved to the Philadelphia area in 2007. Max served stateside in the United States Air Force during the Korean War (1950 – 1953), receiving a Good Conduct Medal. He served for a time in the Air Force Reserve. Max was passionate about tennis and was an accomplished tennis player. In the 1970s and 80s, he worked as a professional line umpire, making calls at pro tennis tournaments held around New England. In addition to having a beautiful singing voice, Max had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Max remained a bachelor throughout his life. He is survived by his four nephews, Marc, Paul, Adam and Jeb Beaudin, niece Rebecca Beaudin, and two grandnephews. A funeral for Max was held Dec. 13, 2013, at Roosevelt Cemetery in Trevose, Pa. A United States Air Force Honor Guard was present.