Max Forrester Farley, 70, of Westerville, Ohio, died Monday (Jan. 13, 2014).
Retired from the Life Sciences Field. Graduated from Marietta High School, Marietta. He earned his MBA in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. During his high school years he worked as a Disc Jockey (WMOA), and with friends, ran a Radio Station (WCFS) from his basement. Max was an active Amateur Radio Operator (KC8GT). He did volunteer work in maintaining the audio equipment for the Cincinnati Speech & Hearing Center and his church, and maintained an active role in Rotary International. Max loved music and tinkering. He played the organ and built two of them from "scratch." After a head-on collision (1991), he was asked by the Ohio State Patrol to advise prospective drivers the benefits of wearing a seatbelt. He was a gentle man with an easy laugh and a great sense of humor.
Survived by his sweetheart of 45 years, Margaret; daughter, Tracey (David) Marshall and granddaughter, Abigail Marshall of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Chris (Dick) Gross, Gerda McFarland of Cincinnati, Ohio; cousins, Ray (Helen) Farley, Yorktown, Va., Judy Pisanelli, Columbus, Ohio, Craig (Pam) Wall, Venice, Fla., Jan (Alan) Hiatt, Cincinnati, Ohio. Max had numerous friends including Larry Chorpenning, Ed Dutton, Michael Wootton, Bob Badger and Bo Williams.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather (former Mayor of Marietta) and father, Max R. Farley (former Director of Southeast Ohio Transportation Div.).
A graveside service will be held Monday (Jan. 20, 2014), 2 p.m., at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arrangements by Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43219.