L. Maxwell “Max” Narby, 76, of Emporium

L. Maxwell “Max” Narby, 76, of 301 S. Maple St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (January 11, 2011) morning.

He was born July 31, 1934 in St. Marys a son of the late Herbert J. “Max” and Lucille Brown Narby.

On June 14, 1958 in St. Mark Church He married Sharon Rose Narby, who Survives.
Mr. Narby was a Korean War Veteran. He graduated from Clarion University in 1960. He was a Social Studies Teacher at Cameron County High School from 1960 – 1990. He helped Revitalized the Cameron County School District Student Council in the mid 1970’s. He was twice a finalist for the Pa Teacher of the year and served as a Junior High Football coach several years. He was Presented the 1884 George Washington Honor Medal for Excellence in Education. He was a Lifetime member of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department with 58 years of service, a Lifetime member of St. Marks Roman Catholic Church and served as a Past Erie Diocesan President of the Blue Army. He was a Member of the American Legion, received the Americanism Award from the American Legion, and the Distinguished Service Award from the PA Department of Military Affairs. He Coordinated the Cameron County Earth Day Activities. He was a  Cameron County Commissioner for a term from 1984-1988, Jaycee Educator of the year in 1984, served on Emporium Borough Council from January 2006 to present and Chairman of the powerful Fire and Safety Committee. He was a Freedom Foundation Recipient at Valley Forge, and the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor recipient on 5/1/1988. He was a Past Director of Veterans Affairs in Cameron County, Founder of the Cameron County 9-11 Tribute, and Founder of Freedom week where he would bring Nationally known Hero’s  to Cameron County. He Battled against Drug and Alcohol abuse from the local to Federal Level. Max Narby’s favorite quote ” I do not care where you have been, I only care where you going from this day forward”

In addition to his wife Sharon Rose Narby; Daughter: LuAnn, Mrs. Jeff Reed, Emporium, Son: James Narby and his wife Laura, Emporium, Two Grandchildren: Danielle, Mrs. Philip Reed and Alexis Narby, Two Great Grandchildren: Kendall & Lathan, Sister: Suzanne, Mrs. Leigh Peterson, Cedar Grove, NJ, Brother: Robert Narby and his wife Jenny, Olympia, WA, Sister: Donna, Mrs. Jeff Goldstein, West Hills, CA

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Herbert J. “Max” and Lucille Brown Narby. Step mother whom raised “Max” Mildred Lawhead Narby. Grandmother who also raised “Max” Anna Conway Narby.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4 – 8 PM. The Emporium Fire department will meet at 6 PM followed by the American Legion Service at 6:15 PM and the Rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium on Saturday (January 15, 2011) at 12:30 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Dream-makers” of Make-A-Wish through Danielle Reed at 201 South Broad Street Emporium Pa 15834.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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