Max B Slike

March 16, 1928May 26, 2020

Max B. Slike, age 92, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2020 at Paramount Senior Living Facility, Fayetteville, PA.

He was born on March 16, 1928 in Fayetteville, PA to Byers A. and Ethel (Brown) Slike. Max graduated from Chambersburg High School and worked as a carpenter for A. Carl Straley, contractor, for over 30 years in Chambersburg, PA. Max was well known in the area an excellent pitcher for local baseball teams and for the Saint Louis Cardinals for whom he played AAA ball. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Max enjoyed fishing and hunting deer, small game, and wild turkeys in particular. He also enjoyed traveling for vacations and visiting his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Max was the youngest of five siblings, all of whom preceded him in death including Irene Hershey, Chambersburg, PA; Freda Wagner, Fayetteville, PA; Robert Biesecker and George Biesecker, both of Sharon, PA. Max was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Phyllis K. Slike.

He is survived by his son Dr. Samuel B. Slike and wife Roslyn, Havertown, PA; son Richard L. Slike and wife Katie, Lincoln, Maine; granddaughter, Jennifer, husband Mark Fifer, and four great grandsons, Grady, Duke, Will, and Jack, Malvern, PA; granddaughter Codi, and husband Jason Eremita, Lexington, Kentucky; grandson Andrew B. Slike and wife Elaina, Hatfield, PA; and grandson Levi Slike, wife Michelle, and great granddaughter Eliana, Bangor, Maine.

Due to current restrictions on social gathering, there will be no services scheduled at this time.


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Keith Biesecker

May 28, 2020

Although it’s been a long time since I last saw Uncle Max (Great Uncle), I will miss him. I have nothing but fond memories - showing me how to grip the baseball when throwing a curve, picking wild mushrooms, and building dams in the creek out back. He and Aunt Phyl were such kind people.


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