Obituary of Max D. Hugar

Obituary of Max D. Hugar

Max Dean Hugar, 79, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023 at home with his loving wife and family by his side. He was born July 3, 1944 at Philipsburg State General Hospital to the late Paul C. and Gladys (Lucas) Hugar.

Max grew up in Keewaydin, PA where he attended the one-room Keewaydin Schoolhouse. He was a 1963 graduate of Clearfield Area Senior High School. After graduation, he took several agriculture courses at Pennsylvania State University.

As a child, he delivered the daily newspaper to his community and was a member of the 4H Club where he won numerous awards for his beekeeping skills. It was here that he would develop his love of gardening and farming along with working alongside his beloved grandparents on their farm in Keewaydin. As a young man, he was an associate member of Pastor of the Hills Lutheran Church, Carthouse, Pennsylvania.

Max operated the Dairy Diner in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for a while. It was here that he met a client who would become his future wife. On December 14, 1968, he married Loretta (Cobb) Hugar in Linden, Pennsylvania.

Max was always a very hard worker, working on his farm alongside his wife and children while still working at Strohmann’s where he retired after 33 years.

There was nothing that did not grow under Max’s care, whether it was vegetables or flowers. His talents were many as he was also a skilled cook and could easily preserve huge crops from his garden. He loved auctions, yard sales and finding the perfect treasure.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, William Hugar and his wife Cynthia of Montgomery, Pa.; Joseph Hugar of Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Gerald Hugar and his fiancée Melissa Bowersocks of Watsontown, Pennsylvania; Lauren Hugar of Hughesville, Pennsylvania; and Timothy Hogar and his wife, Danielle, of Allenwood, Pennsylvania. He also has 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and his dog, Benny.

In addition, he is survived by his sister, Nancy Hogar Virost, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Janet Hugar Larson of Hyde.

Max lived a full life doing what he loved and will be missed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit

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