Carroll T. Mays, 84, of Hanover, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at home, after battling heart disease for many years.
Born March 7, 1928, in Baltimore County, he was the son of the late Daniel T. Mays and Carrie R. Baublitz Mays. He was the husband of Mildred "Millie" Warner Mays, whom he married Aug. 25, 1950.
He grew up in Manchester. After attending school in Carroll County, he worked various jobs before enlisting in the Army
. He was stationed on the Island of Saipan during World War II and awarded the Victory Metal for his service. After the war, he went on to The Baltimore School of Electronics on the G.I. Bill to become a certified electrician and TV technician.
He and his wife lived in Hanover, Pa., for 62 years. He worked at the Hanover Wire Cloth, before finding employment in the electronics department of Montgomery Ward. In 1970 he opened his own business, Mays' Electronics, until 1994 when he retired.
He was a member of the Hanover VFW
; McSherrystown Home Association; Am Vets; McSherrystown Loyal Order of Moose
; and the Hanover Republican Club. He was most proud of his work with the Hanover Borough Council, being a councilman of the 5th Ward from 1984 to 1995.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Dianna Orndorff-Boehm and husband Bruce; a son, Thomas D. Mays; grandchildren Joshua Redding and wife Emily, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Taylor Redding Wilson and husband Matthew, of Williamsport; great-grandchildren Elijah, Judah, Micah and Noah Wilson, and Miriam, Silas and Titus Redding; a sister, Margeret Mays Duncan, of Hanover; brothers-in-law Donald Warner, of Hampstead, and Glenn Warner, of Marysville, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Doris Warner Zumbrum, of Hanover; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of a memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Little's Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave., Littlestown, Pa. Interment will follow at Rest Haven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331 (Attn. 'Hospice').
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