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SGT Max Abercrombie

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SGT Max Abercrombie

  • Birth 11 Oct 1916 Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Death 27 Jun 2006 Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA
  • Burial Dixon, Solano County, California, USA
  • Plot Section 15; Site 755
  • Memorial ID 31123764


Max Abercrombie, 89, a longtime Fairfield resident, died on June 27, 2006.

Mr. Abercrombie was born October 11, 1916 in Breckenridge, Colorado. He was the third eldest of ten children, and spent his youth in Denver.

Max joined the US Army shortly before December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, France and battled all the way across Europe into Germany where he was awarded the Bronze Star for valor during the Battle of the Bulge.

After his discharge from the Army, Max settled in Castro Valley, California, where he married Ella Narcisi. In order to earn his teaching degree he attended San Jose State University on the G.I. Bill while working at various jobs and starting a family. He began teaching elementary grades.

Upon Ella's untimely death in 1956, Max relocated to Fairfield and began his 25-year teaching career, primarily at K.I. Jones and Amy Blanc schools.

Mr. Abercrombie is survived by Barbara, his wife of 39 years; daughters Gay and Mary Elizabeth "Beth"; sons Brent and Lee; stepsons Christopher and Rudy; and stepdaughter Chandra.

Max has nine grandchildren: Aaron, Cynthia, Shannon, Justin, Gaylen, Maggie, Alexandra, April, and Chelsea. He also has ten great-grandchildren. Max is also survived by his youngest brother, Robert M. Abercrombie of Denver, Colorado, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The lives that Max touched were not limited to his family alone. He was extremely proud when approached by adults, often with children and grandchildren at their side, in grocery stores or banks, or even on the street, who said things like, "Hey, Mr. Abercrombie, remember me? You taught me in the fifth grade!"

A memorial service was held Friday, July 7, 2006 at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield, California.

Bio adapted for Findagrave from his obituary, which was published in the TimesHeraldOnline on July 5, 2006.

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  • Maintained by: Kim S.
  • Originally Created by: Monica Sepulveda
  • Added: 4 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31123764
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Max Abercrombie (11 Oct 1916–27 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31123764, citing Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County, California, USA ; Maintained by Kim S. (contributor 47282214) .