CLEMENS E. 'GENE' MAY JR., 64 ROCKFORD - Clemens E. "Gene" May Jr., 64, of Rockford, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013, in his home. Born November 7, 1948, in Dixon, the son of Clemens E. and Lovina (Shelton) May, Sr. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Air Force. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and spent most of his life working as a Tool and Die Maker. He married Karen Verano on March 11, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Tanya (Tom) Shank and Stephanie May; grandchildren, Abigayle, Sarah and Michael; stepson, Jade; step-granddaughter, Jachelkhar; siblings, Michael May and Deborah (Steven) Bergeson; and lifelong friend, Bob Jerome. Predeceased by his parents and Russell May. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home. To express online condolences, please visit: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2013