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Donald A. May
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Donald A. May, 49, of North Charleroi, died Friday, November 19, 2021, in the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born July 3, 1972, in New Eagle, the son of the late Arnold Alfred May and Carol Joan Runyan May, who survives and resides in Bethel Park.

From 1994 to 1998, Don served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Offutt AFB, NE during Operation Southern Watch, an air-centric military operation conducted by the Department of Defense. During his military service in Nebraska, he was a fireman and EMT in Plattsmouth.

Don was presently employed by the Golden Triangle Construction Company in Imperial where he worked for the past 18 years. Don was an Emergency Medical Technician formerly at Tri-Community Ambulance in Monongahela and currently at Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services. He was also medical personnel for the Mon Valley Thunder Youth Hockey League.

In 1986, at the age of 14, Don began his years in fire service at Gallatin Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Dept. At one time, he was a paid fireman for North Strabane Township, and volunteered his time at several other departments in the surrounding areas. Currently, he was an active firefighter with the Duquesne VFD, the Blaine Hill VFC where he was a trustee, and the Lock No. 4 VFC where he was a Captain. He was a PA State Fire Academy evaluator in which he was very involved.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving, baseball, riding motorcycles and was an avid Bronco's fan.

In addition to his mother, Don is survived by his wife, Deanna Dean May; son, Michael A. May of North Charleroi; daughter, Kaitlyn May (Griffin Krick) of Greensburg; sister, Colleen (James) McLane and their daughter, Kailee of Palm Harbor, Florida; sister-in-law, Debi Dean of North Charleroi; aunt, Cheryl Runyan of Bethel Park; uncle, Harold Runyan of Clinton; significant other, Wendee Ashbaugh Dudek, and her brother, Robert "Bert" Ashbaugh of North Charleroi, and her son, Sebastian of Belle Vernon.

Private visitations for the family will be on Tuesday, November 23, at which time a firefighter's memorial service will be held virtually at 5 p.m.

Graveside committal services will also be held virtually at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, in the Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the U.S. Air Force and the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Funeral services will be officiated by the Chaplain Wayne Ray.

A Facebook Live link will be accessible on both Lock Four, as well as the Blaine Hill Fire Department Facebook pages.

It is understood that this may dishearten some of Don's extended family and friends wishing to pay your final respects in person, however, the family is also making sure that everyone stays healthy this holiday season. The family is planning a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or online at www.firehero.org.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.






Published by Observer-Reporter on Nov. 23, 2021.
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I’ve worked with Donny at Westmoreland Community College at many fire evaluations. I personally will truly miss his sense of humor and his kindness. He was a gentleman. G-d bless you Donald. Paul Robbins
Paul Robbins
Friend
November 29, 2021
Travel well brother. Love you. Aunt Debi
November 24, 2021
RIP. We never got together for that Cubs-pirates game, will be thinking of you when they play next year
John Adams
Friend
November 23, 2021
Donald, I will miss you and you fought a good fight!!!!, and you were a good cousin and friend to me!!!!
Bill Novak
Family
November 23, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sandra Lucas
Family
November 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Don. You Were A Great Man And Firefighter. I Appreciate Getting The Chance And Honor To Meet You, Going To Miss You But Will Be Remembered Forever And Always.
Larry Bagg Jr
Friend
November 23, 2021
Rip my freind will miss you
Robert Kepics
Friend
November 23, 2021
He is going to missed and I’m very sorry to lose a loved one especially during a holiday and you knw where he is and he is safe and he is always with u
Olivia, jen ,john Hartman, Groters
Significant_other
November 23, 2021
Donnie, you were such a great kid. And cousin. RIP. Love Always your cousins. Zona, Harry, and Bill, and Forrest. We are so saddened by your loss.
Zona Novak
Family
November 22, 2021
Forever in our hearts, from EMS calls together to scuba diving together. God bless you and your family.
Samantha / Scuba Josh Poole
Friend
November 22, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Bonnie Canzonieri
Acquaintance
November 22, 2021
You have my deepest sympathies. God Bless Don and all of the family.
Robley Hetzler
Friend
November 22, 2021
Rip Donnie you will be missed prayers r with family and friends and all fire foghters
Debra Moze
Friend
November 22, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. We got from here my friend.
Joseph Wiszczor
Friend
November 22, 2021
Sorry for your family loss . Prayers and hugs
Tammie Pergola
Friend
November 22, 2021
Dear Colleen and Family: This is Darren Opfer when we all went to the Nazarene Church I remember all of you and I give you all my deepest sympathy for your loss
Darren Opfer
Friend
November 22, 2021
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