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Elaine "Max" McDonald

October 7, 1946 — November 20, 2022

Elaine "Max" McDonald

Elaine “Max” McDonald (née Maxheimer).

Elaine passed away peacefully at the age of 76, on November 20,2022. Born October 7, 1946. Elaine, known as Max, was the loving mother of Robert and Sean and mother-in-law to Michelle McDonald (née Paulik). Beloved grandmother of Connor and Maeve. She was the adoring wife of the late James “Rip” McDonald.

Max enjoyed her time collecting seashells from different countries. Her hobby was spending time with the Philadelphia Shell Club.

Please join the McDonald family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, December 9th, 2022 at Delaware Valley Cremation Center, 7350 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136 for a gathering of remembrance in honoring and celebrating Max’s life. 


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Memorial Gathering

Friday, December 9, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Delaware Valley Cremation Center

7350 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136

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