Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harry Max Huffman, 92, a resident of the Lafayette Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, West Lafayette, formerly of W. Union Street, West Lafayette, were Jan. 23, 2009, at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Rev. Paul Schwab officiated the services with burial in the Coshocton County Memory Gardens. He passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, in the Lafayette Pointe care facility.

Max was born in Tuscarawas County on Nov. 19, 1916, the son of the late Ralph and Ethel F. Huffman.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Rhineland, the Central European theater, and the Asiatic-Pacific theater as an automotive mechanic. Following the war, Max returned to Ohio and was employed as a file cutter with the former Heller Brothers Tool Company, Newcomerstown, for over 41 years before his retirement in 1981. Max was a former member of the Newcomerstown American Legion - Thomas Montgomery Post No. 431 and the Newcomerstown VFW - Darrell Beiter Post No. 3303. He was also active with the Newcomerstown Senior Citizens. Max enjoyed traveling, listening to country western music and collecting stamps.

Max was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Ella Mae Casteel Huffman of West Lafayette, who passed away Feb. 28, 2008, and whom he married Oct. 25, 1941. Also surviving are his sister, Alice (Thomas) Apter of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Edna B. Morrison of Cambridge; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Max's name to the Coshocton Baptist Church, 1631 Denman Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812.