Leroy May

Obituary of Leroy F. May

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Leroy F. May, Jr., of Glassboro, NJ January 27, 1932 - April 28, 2022 Survived by his wife of 62 years, Dell. Children: Wendy L. May of Barnsboro, Charlene and her husband Don Fuhrer of Pitman, J. Andrew May of Yardley, PA. Pre-deceased by his son, B. Scott May. Love and adored by his grandchildren: Kyle Fuhrer and his wife, Roxanne; Collene Fuhrer Alvarez and her husband Joe; Henry May, Grace May; Chrissi Hood, Charles Hood. Great-Grandchildren: Kylie, Audrey and Liam who called him “GP.” Also survived by his brother James A. May and his wife Kay from Florida. Predeceased by his sister Eva May Burnette. Known as Leroy, Roy, Buddy, Lee, Dad, Pops, GP and of course, “Hon.” He worked shift work for over 30 years, but always made the time to attend his four children’s sporting events. Dad taught us all to love, care for and appreciate our yards. He could be found watering his grass at all times of the day and night. He loved his home and property, living in Glassboro for 62 years. He also taught us to care for our vehicles. He washed his car more than anyone we have ever known. Born and raised in Mt. Royal, NJ to Leroy and Rachel May. He was the oldest of 3 children A Swedesboro High School graduate and 3 season athlete; loving baseball the most, especially 3rd base. Employed by Hercules Inc. as a chemical supervisor for 36 years. Early retirement allowed him the opportunity to work for the Gloucester County Park and Recreation Commission, where he spent many years riding the mowers and planting flowers at Bethel Mill Park. Whenever possible, he could be found on the golf courses of Gloucester County. An avid golfer who could chip and putt with the best of them. A great memory for him was to be able to attend the Master’s Tournament in Augusta, Ga. He had the honor to meet Golf Greats; Arnold Palmer, Sam Sneed, Jerry Kelly, Payne Stewart. He loved his brimmed hats and never left the house without one. Many casino employees knew him as “the Hat.” In his later years, still having a full head of hair, many of his male doctors told him how jealous they were of his great health and full head of hair. He loved hearing that. He often talked about how proud he was to be asked to run for the Council of Glassboro and then to be elected for over 20 years. He enjoyed serving his community, and he did it with honor. As a family, we were blessed to have such a loving and supportive man in our lives. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. www.kelleyfhpitman.com
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