Celebration of life for Max Stauffer April 8

Max Stauffer
Max Stauffer File Photo

A celebration of life for Max Stauffer will be held from 1-4 p.m. on April 8, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp. The railroad grounds will open at 1 p.m. with the service beginning at 1:30.

Stella Pizelo will officiate the celebration of life.

Due to limited parking at the railroad, those attending are urged to carpool to Fish Camp.

In addition, a free shuttle bus provided by Dee Ann Smith, owner of Discover Yosemite Tours, will depart the Sierra Star parking lot on Road 426 that day at 12:30 p.m.. The bus will return to Oakhurst, leaving the railroad at 3:30 p.m.. No reservation required. The shuttle bus will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Stauffer, who was a longtime Mountain Area businessman, school trustee and tourism industry leader, passed away March 9 after a lengthy illness.

He served as director of the Mountain Area Ski School for 20 years, was one of the founders, past president and 30-year board member of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, and 22-year member of the Bass Lake Joint Union School District board of trustees.

A website has been created to give people information regarding the memorial, and also provides a place where family and friends can leave their thoughts and memories, especially if not able to attend. The web address is www.maxmemorial.com.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst, P.O. Box 295, Oakhurst, 93644.