Walter T. May
1958-2011
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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.
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Published in www.News-Herald.com from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2012.
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August 11, 2013
I have known Wally since high school and after see him at the gym now and then, always a good relationship, Miss you Wally. Bless you , and God Bless your Family
Gary Hegler
August 10, 2013
I Pray that God hold you close and give you comfort. It doesn't get better it just gets different. We will be together with our loves in God's time.
Mrs Patrick Haffey
August 8, 2013
Wally, you will always be loved and you will always be missed. My heart hurts with the loss of my loving husband, my best friend, my soul mate. They say it gets easier with time....it doesn't....it doesn't. You were the best husband, the best father.... you were simply the best, loving you was so easy...loving you with every beat of my heart....forever. I love you my husband....I love you more
Terry May
December 31, 2012
It has been one year since we lost you Wally. Life will never be what is was without you here. You made everything so much better, so much brighter. I love you and I miss you so very, very much. You are my heart, you are my soul....
Terry May (wife)
January 15, 2012
It's s hard to understand why people are taken away from us,but find comfort in just knowing you were all a special part of Wallys life, My Deepest Sympathy,Angie Parisi Paul
Angie Paul
January 7, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy to the May family. Wally was a dear friend of my late husband Patrick M. Haffey. Patrick loved him dearly. I just learned of your loss. Know that they are together as we all will be with the Lord.
Joann Hart-Haffey
January 6, 2012
Dear Mrs. Terry Macias-May & family,
With deep regret for the loss of
your husband. He will be deeply missed
by many people. May he rest in peace.
May you find comfort that he no longer has to suffer.
Mary O./Walter Skoropys
January 6, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Patty, Terry and family.
Eileen Sweeney-Wortman
January 6, 2012
Dear Patty, we are so sorry to hear of Wally's passing. We remember him well, when he came to the lanes to see you. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Sandy & Larry McCallion
January 6, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the May family.
Patty Frantz(Mentor on the Lake, OH) formerly from the Collinwood area
January 5, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the May family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Nicole Parisi
January 5, 2012
To the May family Family.

My condolence to the May family. Wally was a good man and friend he will be missed.
John Wettrick
January 5, 2012
My condolence to May family. Wally was a good man and friend he will be missed.
John Wettrick
January 5, 2012
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE
OF CLEVELAND,POLICE DEPT,YOUR FRIENDS,MOST OF ALL YOUR EXTENED FAMILY
WE WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH
RON & CARRIE SIMECEK
January 5, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Terry and the May family. Both of us worked with Wally --- so many laughs, so little time.
Patty Kins and Tom Campbell
January 5, 2012
Wally was loved and cared for he was a great guy he will surely be missed
michael welsh
January 5, 2012
TO THE MAY FAMILY: SINCEREST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. I WORKED WITH WALLY IN THE GANG UNIT OF THE CPD. YOU COULD ALWAYS DEPEND ON HIM OF BEING THERE REGARDLESS OF THE SEVERITY OR SITUATION. I HOPE YOUR SADNESS AND GRIEF REPLACE THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF HIS DASH IN LIFE. HOTEP (that means PEACE) RESPECTFULLY, RUKIYA Y EL-BEY (retired 4th district)
Rukiya Y El-Bey
January 5, 2012
Deepest sympathy to the entire family. Wally was one of the nicest, kindess men I have ever known.
Don Tanski
January 5, 2012
Terry, and the May family,
Our sincere condolences to all of you. Wally was an awesome guy. We have known him for a very long time and will miss him very much. Remember the good times. He fought a long and courageous battle and now he is resting in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Love & Sympathy,

Steve & Lenay Stevers
January 5, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
JACKIE PERRY
January 5, 2012
You were always a nice guy to everyone.
Mark Rastatter
January 5, 2012
My sincerest condolences to Patty and to Wally's family on your loss - you are all forever in my thoughts and in my prayers. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Pam Fuerst
January 4, 2012
I have nothing but fond and wonderful memories of Wally, both as a friend and neighbor in the old neighborhood, and later as a fellow police officer. I have been long gone from the force and from the area but Wally was one of those great guys that always stayed in your memories. I am deeply saddened by his passing.
Frank Gedeon
January 4, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Francis X Brennan Jr
January 4, 2012
Wally, you will be missed. I remember all the laughs we had, but you were always serious about helping others. Thank you.
Angela Christopher
January 4, 2012
so sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers are with you Terry
Ava byars
January 4, 2012
Wally was such a good guy, he helped many people. His life was a true success story. We will miss him. Thoughts & prayers go out to his family.
Pete & Barb Mahovlic Willoughby Hills, Ohio
January 4, 2012
Graduated with Wally from St Jerome and St Joes he was a great friend always kind I will miss you Wally !
Joe Mercadante
January 4, 2012
Wally you will surely be missed, I remember all the good times at grovewood pool,but most all twice when you saved my
life. I will miss you

Laurie Mausar
January 4, 2012
Terry,Jake and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jacob Fessette
January 4, 2012
I was very sorry to hear of your loss Terry.
Sharon MacKay
January 4, 2012
Terry and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. His light will shine down upon us all.
Kathie Walsh Kintz
January 4, 2012
Terry I am sorry for your loss, I cant be there in person, but I am in spirit.
Jim Gentille
January 4, 2012
To my dear "Cuz Terri" and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you all. The love that you and Wally shared was beautiful.
He was such a loving and giving man and will really be missed. Keep the memories close to your heart. All my love and prayers are with you. God Bless. "Cuz CJ"
Carol "CJ" Palladino
January 4, 2012
I am writing to express how sorry we are for your loss. We will miss Wally so much.

Throughout the years, we've had the chance to get to know Wally well and we have come to value his friendship, kindness and thoughtfulness. We'll miss his laugh, and the good times we shared. Wally's memory is held deep within our hearts. He would want us to remember how happy he was and how fun he was to be around.

We know Wally fought a long and courageous battle and know he is with the Lord and no longer is in pain.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With love and sympathy,
Kevin and the entire staff at Dino's Restaurant
Kevin Bolt
January 4, 2012
Terry,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family
Bridget & Dina
January 4, 2012
We had many good times growing up next door to each other on Parkgrove Avenue; Wally will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My sincerest sympathy and prayers.
Jeanne Hrovat Schmotzer
January 4, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the May family.
RK
January 4, 2012
To Wally's Family,
I was saddened when I heard the news recently that Wally had passed from this life. I have many great memories of Wally through the years, growing up in the old neighborhood, going to school and church at St. Jerome's and then as a policeman for Cleveland. My family and I will hold those memories close as we remember today and hold to the faith in knowing that Wally has gone on to his eternal reward, at home with the Lord and Savior and all those family and friends who have gone on ahead of us. May the peace and comfort of Jesus Christ fill your hearts at this difficult time...until we all see Wally again one day in Heaven. Love and prayers from all the Swidas Family. John 3:8
Joseph Swidas
January 3, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the May family - Mike Russo St. Joseph H.S. class of '77
Michael Russo
January 3, 2012
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to wally's family,grew up playing little league,then st joes,what a truly great guy,he will be missed.
Albert Bucco
January 3, 2012
Wally and I grew up together in Collinwood and went to grade school and high school together. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Dennis Morgan
January 3, 2012
Wally was an absolute delight to be around. I am so sorry for your loss. We all lost a really, really nice man. -- Phillis
Phillis Steinbach
January 3, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the the family,
Gary Hegler
January 3, 2012
What a nice man. He will be dearly missed.
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