Obituary: Max Isaac Sweeting

Obituary: Max Isaac Sweeting

Max Isaac Sweeting passed away April 27, 2021, at age 23 in Atlanta, surrounded by his beloved family.

Max Isaac Sweeting passed away April 27, 2021, at age 23 in Atlanta, surrounded by his beloved family.

Max attended the Amit Gar’inim School at The Davis Academy from kindergarten through eighth grade. He later graduated from Centennial High School and continued at Riverwood High School through age 22.

Max was not only a student at these schools, but he taught many of his classmates and teachers the true meaning of compassion, how to create genuine friendships with those who have cognitive and physical differences and how to persevere and remain joyful through extreme adversity. In addition, Max could always be counted on to bring a dose of levity to any situation with his amazing sense of humor and quick wit.

Despite the many challenges he faced, Max lived his life to the absolute fullest. He loved to play golf, a passion he acquired from his father, and was a three-time gold medalist in the Georgia Special Olympics Golf Skills Challenge.

He was a huge NASCAR fan and attended numerous races. Through the incredible work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Max was able to meet and spend time with his favorite driver Jeff Gordon, as well as many other drivers that he admired. Max also enjoyed playing softball in the North Metro Miracle League until he “retired” to focus on his true love of golf. And no one was better with directions or the weather than Max. He could remember how to get anywhere, tell you when you’d made a wrong turn and recite the weather forecast any time he was in the car.

Max was an incredible big brother and did everything he could to show his younger sisters Mia and Liza that he loved them. From making sure they were okay when the three of them attended school together, to having them to push him around the house on a toy car, to driving them around the neighborhood in his electric Jeep, Max made sure the three of them had plenty of bonding time.

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Willie Sweeting and Richard Orgel.

Max is survived by his parents Jill and Seth Zimmerman and David and Lisa Sweeting; his sisters Mia and Liza Zimmerman; grandparents Ann Sweeting, Phil and Lenora Portnoy and Terry Orgel; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, whom he loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Share and Care Cockayne Syndrome & TTD Network, Weinstein Hospice or Make-A-Wish Foundation. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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