Henry May (1943 - 2017)

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Henry (Hank) May
Hank May, Norwalk's Charismatic Tire Man, 74
Hank May, local business owner, veteran and beloved family man, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20 at the age of 74 at Norwalk Hospital. An avid sailor, Hank suffered a stroke while doing the thing he loved most, piloting his sailboat outside Norwalk Harbor in the company of friends and family. Hank, a longtime resident of Norwalk and Westport was a community fixture known to many in Fairfield County for his decades-long presence in a series of quirky television commercials. Hank, was the owner of Hank May's Discount Tire and Auto Centers located in Norwalk, Stamford and Port Chester, NY, which he founded in 1978. Henry (Hank) Kenneth May was born July 2, 1943 to Robert and Elinor (Cohen) May in New York City. He grew up in the Bronx and Westchester County. Hank enlisted in the United States Army in 1964 and served during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by, his wife Kathleen (Kathy) Kovacs May; his sister Elizabeth (Betsy) May (Hollywood, FL); his children Deborah May Hammarskjold (Westport, CT), Aaron May (Washington D.C.), Jessica Monash (Tucson, AZ) and Bret Kovacs (Greenwich, CT); and six grandchildren.
In accordance with his wishes, all services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Ste 420 Rockville, MD 20850 or www.fisherhouse.org
For online condolences, to light a virtual candle or make a donation visit us at commercehillfh.com


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Published in Westport News from Sept. 5 to Sept. 10, 2017
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