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In memory of Maximilian Schmid

Created by Family Of Maximilian Schmid

Maximilian Schmid

Maximilian Otto Schmid was the epitome of the perfect best friend. A person you could always count on, no matter what. He was the hardest worker in the world, going to college full-time, maintaining straight A's, and working at his family's restaurant.

The relationship that he had with his sister, Madeline, was too perfect to explain. They were more than siblings, they were best friends and each others, other half. He loved her so much, loved doing everything with her, and loved to brag about her to all of his friends every chance that he could.

He was loved by so many people, and still is.  His smile is one that will live in our hearts and minds forever.

Heroin took Max's life. No one should ever have to go through the pain of losing a child, sibling, best friend, grandchild, cousin, niece/nephew, to drugs.

Max's family is currently advocating for the prevention of drug-use, through The Maximilian Foundation.

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Guest Book


1. Kelly Wass
So sorry for your tragic loss! I know ppl who are,were,some still that have this sad disease. I will light a candle for Max.??
2. Karyn Fusco
I've had the very unfortunate experience of losing too many family members and friends to heroin. None was more devastating than my beloved nephew Kyle. The aftermath of his dying and depth of ache and pain of our loss was and remains immeasurable, as all who have suffered this knows. Kyle's mother, my sister Sheila, knowing the experience and anguish of losing her 23 year old child intimately, became a member of the board of the Maximilian Foundation and a friend to his parents. For years prior to Kyle's dying while he was actively struggling with drug abuse and through my son's severe alcoholism, she and I committed our day-to-day lives to eradicating the stigma connected to addiction by valuing the pricelessness and dignity of all struggling addicts/alcoholics through unconditional love. Our sons taught us this more than anyone, save for God. Love never fails. Love never dies. Love always wins. No matter what. Max will be honored for eternity, until all is united there. Praise God.
3. Hal
I only knew max briefly but quickly recognized his extraordinary vitality, enthusiasm and a belief that we are all obligated to sustain caring respect for one another. We may no longer be able to see his face directly in our eyes but it will remain in our consciousness where his passion and influence will sustain what he had started. Many will smile with conviction and compassion every time he comes to mind.
4. Julie
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure Maximilian will be deeply missed.