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Maxwell R. Beggs

June 20, 1946 — September 21, 2020

A Graveside Service for Maxwell R. “Max” Beggs, 74, of Morristown will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Stone Church Cemetery, Stone Church Road in Ogdensburg with Rev. Laurena Wickham-Will officiating.  A Celebration of Life gathering will follow the graveside service at the Morristown Fire Hall at 1 p.m. in Morristown.   Mr. Beggs died on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after a brief illness. 

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Maxwell Rutherford Beggs was born on June 20, 1946, in Ogdensburg, he was the son of the late George and Inez (Rutherford), Beggs.  He was a 1965 graduate of Morristown Central School.  After high school, Max worked on the family farm for a period before starting his own business in 1973.  Max Beggs Builders and Movers was his company that he would operate for 47 years.  On July 16, 1983, he married Elaine Coffey at the Stone Presbyterian Church, Elaine died unexpectedly on June 10, 2017.  Max enjoyed woodworking and NASCAR, he was a devoted follower of all of his grandchildren’s school, sports, and marching band functions.  He was a true supporter of the Morristown Central School Rockets.  He was a member of the I.A.S.M (International Association of Structural Movers) and the Morristown Fire Department, recently being appointed Fire Commissioner.    


He is survived by his daughter Jessica Ann Collett and her husband Joe of Morristown, his surrogate daughters; Lisa Newby of Morristown and Akiko Kumagai of Tokyo, Japan.   He is survived by his grandchildren; Carson Beggs, Liberty and Alaina Montroy, and  Carissa Collett all of Morristown, and Kadence Collett of Tampa, Florida.   He is survived by his brothers; Donald Beggs and his wife Harriet of Ogdensburg, Steve Beggs and his wife Susan of Lafayette, NY, and John Beggs and his wife Vera of Rome, NY.

He was predeceased by his wife Elaine, his parents George and Inez Beggs and  his son-in-law Spencer Montroy.

Donation’s in Max’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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