Robert Alvin May
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MAY Robert Alvin Robert Alvin May, age 68, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Friday, August 3, 2007, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born September 24, 1938, in Rensselaer, Indiana to Delbert and Bernadetta (St. Peter) May. Bob served in the U.S. Army and on April 11, 1959, he married Ruth E. Bailey. Ruth died unexpectedly Sunday morning, August 5, 2007. Bob worked for Ford Motor Company Maumee Stamping Plant for 32 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Brailey Union Church, Swanton Elks and the Delta Eagles. Bob loved fishing and boating. Bob is survived by his children, Teresa (Steven) Buck of Swanton, OH, Donna (David) Rhoads of Wauseon, OH and Robert II (Tracy) May of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Stephanie, Austin, Nathan, Tim, Faith, Bryan, Jayce and Bobby; great-grandchildren, Hailee and Arianna; sisters, Shirley Carmandy, Orpha (Charlie) Oakley, June May and Beverly (Alonzo) Baker and brothers, Richard (Sharon) May, Delbert (Connie) May and Gilbert (Mary Ann) May. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry Lynn May; granddaughter, Carmen May and brothers, Joe and Delmar May. Friends and family may visit both Bob and his wife, Ruth Monday, August 6th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. James Nixon and Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Swanton Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

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Published in The Blade from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2007.
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August 31, 2007
I knew Bob and Ruth from the lake. He was president and I was secretary. We had more fun together. How sad that they are gone but they left as they lived, together.
Karen Keeler (Rasmussen)
August 29, 2007
Teresa, Donna, Bobby, I just learned of your parents deaths. I feel so sad that I did not get to visit with them. A car wrecked and Don's back surgery kept me so busy. Ihad a note to call Ruth for 2 months since I returned from Florida. How much I will miss our coffee and visits! Your parents were long-term treasured friends. They left us way too soon!. I sent oranges to your Mom twice last winter and how she enjoyed those. Our farm background we shared and would talk for hours and how your Mom enjoyed fresh fruit and vegetables as I do. We had so much fun garage saling and I so appreciated her help to clean the house out in Swanton when Don got burned and could not help! She was indeed a treasured friend and I regret I did not know how sick she was. She had such stress with Sherry's long disability and then with Bob's extended illness. May God give her peace at last!
Barbara Wierenga
August 8, 2007
Bob and familey : Sorry for the loss of you parents they were great people and alot of fun to be around.They will be greatly missed. Sincerely Louie and Sally Carson
Louie and Sally Carson
August 6, 2007
my thoughts and prayers as well as my familys go out to you and yours in your time of sorrow
monica meyer-schoenrock
August 6, 2007
Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to Bob, Tracy and Family.
Dave & Nancy Moellman
August 6, 2007
i send me thoughts to the family my prayers are with you
mike king
August 6, 2007
Our prayers are with you all. The Evans family
Dan Evans
August 6, 2007
Dad, Mom is on her way to see you. She left Sunday. I miss you both so much I can hardly breathe. I will try to get everything done and done well so Mom won't be mad. I LOVE you both so very much. Please wait for me in Heaven I promise to be good and see you both when I get there. Your devoted and loving daughter, Donna
Donna May Rhoads
August 6, 2007
Bob & Tracy

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

The Neubert Family
Bob Neubert
August 5, 2007
Uncle Bob,
our prayers go out to your family , Aunt Ruth, teresa, donna sue, bob jr. your in our prayers
cousins, kris & duke
yvonne & mike
ted & paula
joe jr. & schelly
the joe may family
kris ducret
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