James Michael May
YORK – James Michael May, 72, entered into rest at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at his home. He was the loving husband of Linda K. (McFall) May. The couple celebrated 45 years of marriage on April 23, 2022.
Born December 30, 1950 in York, Jim was a son of the late Donald C. and June M. (Miller) May.
He graduated from Dover High School in 1968, earned his Business Management degree from York College in 1972 and served in the U.S. Army.
He retired in 2016 following 43 years of service at M&T Bank in York where he worked in commercial lending.
Jim was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in York; The York County History Center; Rotary Club of York; Central League Old Timers Association; North Muddy Club; Rambo Run Club; Dover Rod and Gun Club; and Zeredatha/White Rose Lodge, No. 451.
He was an avid hunter who also enjoyed fishing, shooting sporting clays, and traveling with friends and family. He had a great love of history and traveled in search of it. He excelled in playing soccer and baseball and was inducted into the York College Hall of Fame as well as the York County Hall of fame. In retirement, he enjoyed watching his grandkids’ sporting events.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children, Melissa L. Peck and husband, Damon of New Freedom and Daniel J. May and wife, Maria of York; four grandchildren, Myla, Raina, Aidan and Ethan; brother, Jerrold M. May of York; three nephews, Jared, Jacob and Joshua May; and three nieces, Michele Golanka, Jennifer Brown and Suzanne McFall.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Jim's funeral at 3 p.m. and the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Road, York. Burial will be private in Salem Union Cemetery, Dover where veteran honors will be presented by the York County Veteran's Honor Guard. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Joshua Gill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Dover.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider, York County History Center, 250 East Market St., York, PA 17403; or Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Rd., York, PA 17402.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to WellSpan VNA and the staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC.
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