Remembering Max Wyman
Longtime resident Lana Walker Stoffer talks about her life growing up in Pine Hills and shares memories of her father Max Wyman at the Hiawassee Branch Library on January 9, 2013 with librarian Shasta Quinn.
WATCH the interview with Pine Hills resident Lana Walker Stoffer.
ABOVE: Lana Walker Stoffer and brothers Robert and Michael Wyman stand with a plaque that honors their father Max Wyman. The plaque reads: In Honor of Max Wyman. ‘Mr. Pine Hills’ dedicated his life to the youth of our community. He helped build the original Pine Hills Club, becoming our first Club Director in 1962. Thank you for all you have done; you have touched the hearts of so many. We love you Max.
ABOVE: A picture of Pine Hills residents Max and Virginia Wyman. Mr. Wyman worked with the Boy’s Club, and Mrs. Wyman worked at Martin Marietta.
Memories of Pine Hills
Lana Walker Stoffer shares some of her memories of growing up in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Orlando. Reading through her notes is a unique glimpse of Pine Hills history!
Page 1 Mentioned: Lack of schools, Pine Hills Elementary, Gordon Barnett, Nasarellah Jenings, bobcats, Memorial Junior High School, Edgewater High School, Maynard Evans High School, Martin Company, Lockheed Martin and Marin Marietta.
Page 2 Mentioned: Robinswood, Sun Trust, First National, St. Andrews Catholic Church, air conditioning, fire station.
Page 3 Teen dances, Pine Hills Baptist Church, Lake Sherwood, filling stations, Al Tindall, Max Wyman, Boys Clubs, Boys and Girls Club, Evans High School football field.
Page 4 Max Wyman’s impact on your people, Boys Club, Central Florida Fair, City Prison Farm.
Page 5 Roy Brand Insurance Agenncy, State Farm, Dr. Dan Steele, Robinswood, Dr. Hall, Powers Drive Annimal Hospital, West Orlando Optimist Club,, Shriners.
Page 6 Pine Hills Drive In Movie, construction of houses, Hurricane Donna, Westside Manor.
Max Wyman and his achievements
A list of some of the achievements that Max Wyman is remembered for in Pine Hills.
Page 1 Mentioned: Pine Hills Boys Club, Walsie L. Ward Girls Club, Pony and Colt Baseball Leagues, Christmas Tree Sales, Pine Hills Community Counsel.
Page 2 Mentioned: Boys Club, Maynard Evans High School sports fields, gymnasium, Pop Warner Football League, scholarships, Optimist Club Scholarship.