Maximilian J. “Max” Harrold

Maximilian J. “Max” Harrold, age 24, of Elmhurst, Student at University of Illinois Champaign, cherished son of John T. and Leslie, nee Tramelli; loving brother of Sean P. and Theodore R. Harrold; cherished grandson of Jayne M. and the late Patrick Harrold and the late Louise and the late Rodolfo Tramelli. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, 9:30 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church, 779 South York Road, (At Madison), Elmhurst.  Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (  Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or 

Memorial Service Program







9:30 a.m. at
Visitation Catholic Church
779 South York Road
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005


18 comments on “Maximilian J. “Max” Harrold
  1. Debbie Millette - Harrold says:

    Words cannot describe the loss of life. Max was a smart , funny, intelligent, handsome young man; whom will be deeply missed. There will be a void in our family with this tragic loss. Our hope is that his family can find peace in this time of sorrow. And know that all of our relatives who have gone before Max will line the path to the gates of Heaven where he will walk to eternal peace …Much Love, Tim, Debbie and Georgette

  2. Tony Leone says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to John and Leslie and Family. Love the Leone Family.

  3. Bob Walsh says:

    Thoughts and prayers for all. God Bless him and take him into his arms.
    Bob and Laura Walsh

  4. Tracy Carey says:

    I can not imagine this loss for
    John, Leslie, sean and Ted. My heart goes out to you. Max was a sweet, interesting young man. May the Lord’s peace find you in your time of need. My prayers will be with you. God bless Max-

  5. Kathy Wermes says:

    All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love to all the Harrold family, The Wermes Family

  6. The Brennans says:

    Leslie John Sean and Ted, The Brennans are so sorry for your loss. You’re in our prayers and we love you. Please let us know if you need anything.

  7. Grace Wegner says:

    Heaven has another angel. Max is up in heaven spreading his wings. I am so sorry for your loss. I admired Max’s wonderful art talent and his spirit to be true to himself. Truly a lost for us.

  8. Marilynne Graffia says:

    My heart is just broken at your loss. Words could not ever express what you must be feeling. I am so, so sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family is that in time you will find peace. Our children are but a Loan from God. We love you guys! Love, Marilynne & Paul and all our Graffia family.


    “I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine,” He said
    “For you to love the while he lives and mourn when he is dead,
    “It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three.
    “But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
    “He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, but should his stay be brief,
    “You’ll have his lovely memories, as solace for your grief,
    “I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
    “I’ve looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true,
    “And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have selected you.
    “Now will you give him ally our love, nor think the labor vain,
    “Nor hate me when I come to call to take him back again?
    I fancied that I heard them say: Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
    “For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run…
    We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may,
    And for happiness we’ve known forever grateful stay.
    “But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’d planned,
    “We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.”

  9. Dan LeDonne says:

    My words can’t describe how saddened we are by the tragic loss of Max. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Harrold family.
    The LeDonne Family

  10. Kevin O'Reilly says:

    I am so saddened to hear this horrible news. Upon hearing this, I immediately recalled many fun moments on the football field with Max.. My most sincere sympathies to John, Leslie, Sean & Ted. I will keep Max and your entire family in my prayers.

  11. Paula, Jim, Mack, Aubrey O'Neil says:

    Ted ,MacKenzie shared this painful news with us yesterday. Our hearts goes out to you and your wonderful parents and brothers.Paula, Jim, Aubrey and Mack ONeil

  12. Rosemarie says:

    My Prayers to you and your family. My God bless Max and keep him in his heart.
    Wishing you hope, peace and strength.
    Love Rose Eaton and Family

  13. Mary Pat says:

    Words will not be enough to express our sympathy and love to the Harrold family. I will always remember Max with a smile on his face, cracking up on his own jokes, having concern for others and being an avid football fan! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love the Headley Family

  14. Joe & Andrea Lyne says:

    To the Harrold and Tramelli family’s, Andrea and I are saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers. If there is anything we can do to help you threw this difficult time, we are hear for you. God Bless you all.
    Joe & Andrea Lyne

  15. Bridgette O'Connell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Heartbreaking … so sorry for your loss. Peace, The O’Connell Family

  16. Mary Frances Murphy says:

    John and the entire Harrold family, My deepest condolences for your loss. You all will be in my prayers ~Mary Frances

  17. Kathleen Murphy says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Max’s death. Although I live far away, my thoughts are with my cousin John, Leslie and Max’s brothers. My love, and support go out to the whole Harrold family. Much love to all of you. Kathleen Murphy and family

  18. Regina Gibbons says:

    Many prayers go out to your family.
    Love, Regina Gibbons

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