Mayor Max of Idyllwild, also known as Maximus Might-Dog Mueller, passed away quietly in his sleep on Tuesday, April 2, after a three-year battle with cancer.
No one who met and experienced this loving spirit, even in the most recent weeks, could have know that his health had been a serious issue for the last several years. Max was always fully present, delighted to be in the company of others and unlike many politicians, had no agenda other than to serve, love and perpetuate kindness.
He and his caretakers, Phyllis Mueller and Glenn Warren, ennobled and gave new meaning to the term “public service.”
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