On April 3, 2021 Louis (Max) Ozor of Mount Pleasant, SC took his final breath on this earth. Grandpa Max suffered from dementia and will be dearly missed by friends, family and those who knew him. Max was also a heart transplant recipient and had followed an 'icing on the cake' lifestyle for those 22 blessed years. In his retirement Max was very active, practicing yoga, kayaking, & walking endlessly while spending his time at home in the garden or giving out treats to all visitors, man and furry friend alike.
Growing up in San Francisco, 'Louie' and his older sister, Joyce Stonum MacPherson, were raised by their parents Louis and Viola Ozor. After a time at UC Berkeley and a little too much self-proclaimed fun Louis joined the Coast Guard where he picked up his nickname 'Max.' He served 4 years and met his wife Elaine Schuler (Ellie) in Honolulu, HI. After moving back to California and finishing college they married and had 3 wonderful sons Jon, Chris & Tim. They relocated to Mercer Island, WA and adopted their daughter Sydney. Working in sales for 30 years with IBM the family moved a few times, but put down roots in Roswell, GA in 1975. Max & Ellie raised their family in Roswell and started their retirement in Hilton Head Island, SC & Big Canoe, GA but eventually came back to Atlanta to live closer to their beloved grandchildren; Briana Ozor, Kimberly Ozor, Jack Delanty, Natalie Ozor, Dakota Ozor, Max Delanty, Grace Ozor, Tristen Ozor, & Daniel Delanty. Grandpa Max also leaves behind his nieces and nephews; Kathleen Stonum, David Stonum, Patricia Stonum, and was preceded in death by nephew Michael Stonum of Lodi, CA.
In his long and abundant life Max was a man of second chances. He could do a 13 minute plank with ease and he will be fondly remembered for spreading joy throughout his neighborhood whether it was planting bulbs for neighbors or sharing his favorite Wisconsin danish. He celebrated life to the fullest and missed his wife Ellie dearly for the 11 years they were apart. We hold on to the faith that they are now reunited in Heaven. Max Ozor will be celebrated in a private ceremony and if so inclined please consider a donation to one of these amazing charities in lieu of flowers: Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407, American Heart Association, www.heart.org, or MUSC Heart Transplant Center, MUSChealth.org, 843-792-9259.