Max Mittendorff of East Sandwich died December 20 at Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich, after battling a brief illness. He was 82.

He was the husband of Pamela G. Mittendorff for 55 years. They had moved to Sandwich in 2000 after living in Connecticut for 20 years and upstate New York.

The son of Edward Max and Edith (Hamrick) Mittendorff, he was born in Chicago, Illinois. His youth was spent in Glencoe, Illinois, and then Red Apple Orchard in Shipman, Virginia.

After his high school graduation Mr. Mittendorff served in the US Air Force. He went on to attend Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, where he met Pamela Glover, whom he married in 1966. He later received an MBA from the University of New Haven, Connecticut.

Mr. Mittendorff had a 26-year career with General Electric working in finance. He taught accounting during his retirement.

In addition to his wife, he leaves their daughter and her husband, Lisa and Bruce Elder of New Hampshire; and two grandchildren, Audrey and Peter Elder.

During his time in Sandwich Mr. Mittendorff joined the Cape Cod Chorale and was active at First Church of Christ in Sandwich and sang in the church choir.

Not long after he settled in town he was appointed as an alternate member of the Economic Development Committee, in March 2002, in part for his strong financial background. He soon became chairman of the committee, but then resigned in 2004 due to needing more flexibility in his schedule.

Burial and memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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