February 23, 2018

Adar 8, 5778

Yah Voice of Reason

Max Graber

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Shevat 17, 5777

February 13, 1920 to February 13, 2017

Max was a radio communications technician, learning Morse Code and electronics. He was sent to Greenland and installed the first radio tower for planes to obtain signals while flying over the North Pole.

After discharge, he was a Radio TV Electronics Technician, owning his own Home Entertainment Radio TV Repair business and retired at 75 years of age.
He was a member of the Mason’s as well as the Jewish War Veterans, holding positions in his Post and in Nassau Suffolk District Council as: Adjutant, Quartermaster, Chaplain, Vice Commander, Post Commander and NSDC Man of the Year-twice. He also received the Town of Hempstead “Man of the Year” award. He created the newsletters for the Radio TV Electronics organization, JWV Post, and Nassau Suffolk District Council of JWV.

He volunteered at the VA Northport Hospital and was JWV Liaison for hospital veterans. He created and ran programs for hospital vets like Swimbeques, holiday dances, Bingo, and regular BBQ’s. He was on the VA Executive Committee, helping to create and follow through with programs for the Vets. He was instrumental in getting a full-time Rabbi at the VA Northport Hospital and helped run services and programs.

Max conceived, created, designed, found funding, and worked with the stone cutters to build the Jewish War Veterans Monument located in Eisenhower Park Veterans Memorial.

He believed in helping others and doing good, being kind to everyone, giving people the benefit of the doubt, and listening to everyone. He became the ‘voice of reason’ for so many people, the calming force to all.

Army Air Corps

Served from July 7, 1941 to November 3, 1945

Highest JWV Position

DEC

Post or Auxiliary

724

Rank

T. SGT

Awards/Medals

American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Service Medal, Victory Medal