Wayne May

MAY, WAYNE, of Kennett Square, PA, 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, DE where Wayne worked for DuPont in fabric development until he retired. He also spent years in service to Hanover Presbyterian Church as Deacon, Elder, and Treasurer. Wayne and Marion moved to Coniston at Crosslands in Kennett Square, PA in August 1991.

He is predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Marion; and his daughter, Cynthia L. May.

He survived by his daughters, Marietta Willman, Jeralyn Klasik (John) and Pamela May; as well as, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rector Scholars of Depauw University or to a . Committal service to be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, 2778 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN.


Funeral Home

Kraft Funeral Service
2776 Charlestown Road New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 981-2410

Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 23, 2013