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Kennett Square, PA
Wayne May of Kennett Square died peacefully on October 31, 2013. Born in New Castle, IN on September 24, 1919, Wayne was the youngest of six brothers. He attended DePauw University as a Rector Scholar and there met his wife, Marion Wrege. Enlisting in the Navy in 1943, he was assigned to a destroyer in the South Pacific. Upon earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Purdue University in 1950 under the GI bill, he then settled in Louisville, KY. Four daughters later, he and Marion relocated to Wilmington where Wayne worked for DuPont in fabric development until he retired. He also spent many years in service to Hanover Presbyterian Church as Deacon, Elder and Treasurer. Wayne and Marion moved to Coniston at Crosslands in August 1991.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Marion and his daughter, Cynthia L. May, and is survived by daughters, Marietta Willman, Jeralyn Klasik (John) and Pamela May as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 North Jefferson St., Wilmington, DE 19802. A memorial service will be at 2PM on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the William Penn Room at Crosslands, 1660 East Street Rd., Kennett Square.
of MATTHEW GENEREUX
Longwood Funeral Home of Matthew Genereux
913 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Published in The News Journal on Nov. 6, 2013