Walter T. May, 53, a lifetime resident of Collinwood, passed away Dec. 31, 2011, at his home surrounded by loved ones.
He was born Dec. 11, 1958, in Cleveland.
Walter was a Captain and 25-year veteran with the Cleveland Police Department.
He was the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8, a member of the Retired Irish Police Society and Anchor Club Branch 17. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, was a proud Alumni of St. Joe's High School and Cleveland State University. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and leader. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors are his wife, Terry L. (Macias); son, Jake Leon; sister, Patty Lyttle; nephew, Chris Lyttle, many nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Maggie May.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter ""Matt"" E. and Sally May.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. Jerome's Church, 15000 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake.
Burial will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Chester Township. www.monreal.com