Max J. “Bumpa” Stumpf, age 76 of Delmont, passed in his home surrounded by his beloved family on Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born on January 29, 1945 in Melrose Park, IL to the late Theodore and Helen Stumpf. Throughout his life, he was always a man who loved music. He would always play classical and orchestral radio in his car (and of course, very loudly). Given his career as a professional drummer in the Santa Cruz Symphony and the U.S. Navy Band (where he became a Vietnam veteran), his love and talent for music was unsurpassed in the family. Beyond music, however, he was also a professional handyman as he was a brick mason by trade, operating a family business with his brother. In his free time, he was an avid and enthusiastic fisherman. For everyone that knew him, it makes sense given his seemingly unending patience. Given his relentless stream of “dad jokes”, you would have also thought he was a comedian, too. Alas, the advent of Facebook gave him unlimited ammunition in that regard. As a tradesman and beloved family man, he helped keep his house and those that resided inside together even in the most uncertain of times and he was always known for saying that “things can only get better, it will all work out, don’t worry”. In difficult times, he always served as a rock to his family offering guidance and strength, but he was also a teacher to all. His life will continue to be celebrated by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sandra L. (Chase) Stumpf; two daughters, Elizabeth Lionetti and Amy Stumpf (Chenek Picka); four grandchildren, Taylor Sanderson (Robert), Cody Vine (Abby Silva), and Chase and Mackenzie Soriano; four great-grandchildren, Michael and Vivienne Sanderson and Aleyah and Emmitt Vine; and numerous nieces and nephews. A commemoration of his life will be held at a later date. Private arrangements are entrusted to Bash-Nied-Jobe Funeral Home located at 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, PA (724-468-8381). Memorial contributions may be made, if desired to the UPMC Arnold Palmer Pavillion by addressing “Development”, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Online condolences can be given at www.BashNiedJobeFuneralHome.com.
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