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Information for Max Frederick Desaro
27 January, 1907 7 June, 1993
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
June, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Max Desaro

      Max Fredrick Desaro, 86, of Parma, died Monday, June 7, 1993, at his home of natural causes. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 1993, at the Parma Cemetery. Bishop Ron Atkinson of the Parma Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Parma.
     Max was born January 27, t907, in Bani, Pangasinon, Philippine Islands, where he grew up and attended school. He left the Philippines in 1926 for Hawaii where he worked in the pineapple and sugarcane. He came to the western U.S. in 1929 and worked as a farm laborer.
     He married Zelda Flippence in 1939. They lived in the Parma area where their four sons and two daughters were raised and attended school. The couple separated in 1965 and were later divorced.  Max became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. February 9, 1960.
      In 1973, Max married Leovegilda Nieto at Agno, Pangasinon, P.I. They resided in Parma where Max continued to do some farm and orchard work until about 1980.  Leovegildad died in 1988.
      Max enjoyed music and played several instruments including guitar, mandolin, violin and trumpet. He played with other musicians at various gatherings throughout his life, as well as at home for friends and family. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, and a cold can of root beer. Max was fluent m In English, Spanish and several Filipino dialects.
     He was a member of the Parma LDS Church.
     Max is survived by his children: daughters, Shelly Bratz of Portland and Linda Burtenshaw and her husband, Bryan of Caldwell; his sons, Jim and his wife, Eleanor of Boise, DeLoy and Gary of Caldwell and Rudy and his wife, Faye of Parma; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters in the Philippines; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
     Max's family will greet their friends at the Dakan Funeral  Chapel in Parma from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
     Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or West Valley Medical Center Hospice.

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