With Sadness We Report the Passing of a Young Industry Member

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Maxx Stiefel Passes

Frederic “Maxx” Stiefel, beloved son of Maxxsonic CEO Alden Stiefel, passed away on February 16 – one day after his 30th birthday.

Maxx was the VP and General Manager of Maxxsonics.  After receiving his bachelor’s degree he joined Maxxsonics as a Financial Operations Manager in 2015. He went on to receive his MBA  and returned to the company with a full-time role in the finance and business analytics group.

Maxx’s family said he was best known for his illuminating smile, that would light up any room. His obituary said, “He was a legendary great hugger. If you were a recipient of one of his hugs, you knew those special embraces came from love, warmth, and genuineness. Maxx was always drawn to music, cars, and building Legos, but nothing beat his passion for hockey.”

He instilled a great work ethic at Maxxsonics, while collaborating with team members to ensure the Company’s growth.

Maxx was the beloved and loving son of Karen and Alden, cherished brother of Lexxie; and a devoted grandson of Nane and the late Poppy Cassano, late Fred and late Bubby Stiefel.

Contributions in Maxx’s memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, 2102 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60612, www.bgcc.org. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.

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  1. There is nothing to write that will make any sense in the Universe. This is the definition of a tragedy. We rode bikes and lunch and teased each other for encouragement to get fit.

    I will miss this human in my life.

  2. Very sorry to hear this news which I learned about through industry colleagues several days ago. I can only offer my most sincere condolences to the family and to Maxx’s colleagues at the company.

  3. Alden, so very sorry for your loss. On behalf of the entire team at Voxx, and me personally, you have our deepest condolences. God Speed.

  4. Alden,

    Truly sorry to learn of your loss. We are thinking of you and your family.

    Ray Windsor

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