Published in Daily Tribune on April 14 2013
Max Bailey Horton Jr. age 91 passed away peacefully March 12 2013 at his home at Canterbury-on-the-Lake Waterford. Born August 13 1921. Max Horton was a lifelong resident of Birmingham until moving to Waterford in 2002. He attended Kenyon College graduating in 1943 cum laude with honors in History. From college he served in the US Army 15th Weather Squadron in New Guinea during World War II. Returning to Michigan after the war he attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and Middlebury College Language School. He taught German at Dondero High School Royal Oak for many years retiring in 1978. After retirement Max became more active in the Birmingham Historical Society including helping establish the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park; he also traveled frequently with the Nomads Travel Club and with friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Edward Fowler Horton and sister Elizabeth Horton Buckheit. He will be dearly missed by niece Betsey Buckheit and her husband Justin London and their daughter Elizabeth London Buckheit of Northfield Minn. and nephew Bill Buckheit of Shawnee Kan. and many many friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday April 18 2013 at 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Memorial Chapel at Canterbury on the Lake 5601 Hatchery Road Waterford. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Max's name to the Richard G. Salomon Memorial Scholarship Fund Kenyon College Development Office Gambier OH 43022 or Friends of the Birmingham Historical Museum & Park 556 W. Maple Road Birmingham MI 48009. Arrangements by the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home Waterford. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.