Mr. Maximillian Manju "Max" Mukerjee, 30, beloved husband, son, friend and devoted parishioner, fell asleep in the Lord most unexpectedly Friday evening at his residence.
Born January 17, 1990 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, he was the son of Mrs. Karen (Linker) Sepkoski and her husband Mr. Bruce Sepkoski of Miners Mills and the late Dr. Manju Mukerjee.
Educated locally, Max was a member of the 2008 graduating class of the Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. He then furthered his education by attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2016 from Scranton University, majoring in Philosophy with a minor in Russian language.
Currently, Max was employed as a dock worker with Chewy.com in the Hanover Industrial Estates and previously worked as a mental health technician at First Hospital Wyoming Valley in Kingston. Prior to that, and loving all of God's creatures, he was employed as an animal care technician for the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County in Plains Township for several years.
In his spare time, he became a talented pianist and was asked recently to share his talents in music for an art event at L.C.C.C. for local artist Sue Hand.
Above all, Max can be best remembered for his dedication to his faith and his parish. Spirituality was a big part of his life, and being an active parishioner at Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Parish was an understatement. He faithfully served his Lord in the sanctuary weekly and was always ready to assist Father Michael whenever needed on the altar. Since a young man, he was actively involved in diocesan youth activities such as ByzanTeen for the Diocese of Passaic. More recently, he would participate in the annual altar server camps in Canadensis, and held membership in the Greek Catholic Union. More recently, he had aspirations to attend the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh toward the priestly ministry.
Max was friend to many in his short time with us and his passing leaves a void in the hearts of all he touched in this life. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. May his memory be eternal in the mind and heart of our Heavenly Father!
He and his wife, the former Tiffany Alison Zobaski celebrated three years of married life together on July 15, 2016.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. Ronald and most recently Mrs. Charlotte Linker.
Left to cherish the wonderful memories they hold of him besides his wife Tiffany at home and his mom Karen and stepdad Bruce of Miners Mills are a sister, Stefania Mukerjee of Glen Lyon; brother, Ronald Stepkoski of Wilkes-Barre; step-sister, Robin Gutowski and her husband Dave of Exeter; step-brother, Nicholas Sepkoski, of Wilkes-Barre; Several aunts, uncles, cousins, fellow parishioners and dear friends.
Funeral services for Max will be conducted Thursday having the Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Assumption of Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. The Reverend Michael Kerestes, pastor, will serve as principal celebrant, being joined by brother clergy of the Diocese of Passaic.
Interment will be next to his father in the parish cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas.
Relatives and friends may join Max's family for visitation and shared remembrances Wednesday evening directly at church from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of floral tributes, Max's family would be honored if those wishing to send a monetary donation in his memory, please give consideration to his beloved church, Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.
The John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. of Wilkes-Barre are honored to care for our friend Max and his family at this time.
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Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church
695 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18705