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Paul L. May

Paul L. May, age 88, of Minerva died Sunday Nov. 21, 2010, in Mercy Medical Center. 

Born March 15, 1922, in Boswell, PA, he was a son of Harper and Edith (Adams) May.  He served in the Civil Conservation Corps and worked on the PA Turnpike.  He was a US Army veteran of WWII where he participated in the Invasion of France Campaign of Normandy on Utah Beach and received the purple heart, bronze star, good conduct medal and the France Victory Medal.  After WWII he worked at Stebbins Business Machines and then owned and operated Business Machines Co. (Morton's Machine Division), Royal Typewriter Franchise, Western Stark County and Victor Adding Machines. 

He served as a member and chairman of Perry Township Zoning Commission, Perry Township Clerk-Treasurer and Perry Township Trustee, and retired as coordinator of Stark County Commissioners Garage in 1985.  He is a former Village of Minerva councilman, member of Minerva Senior Center Commission, member of  Groovin Grandpa's Harmonic Group and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minerva, American Legion Post #357 in Minerva, Minerva VFW Post #4120.  He was a private pilot and member of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc., and Minerva Flying Assoc.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Miller and Dan Kunkel of Canton; three stepdaughters, Carolyn (Bill) Lemmon of Canton, Arlene Phillips of Minerva, and Judy (Frank) Dorosky of Canton; two stepsons, James (Barbara) Ambler of Elyria and Robert (Julie) Ambler of Oconomowoc, WI; a sister, Charmaine Roadman of NC; a brother, Reed {Josie) May of Johnstown, PA; six  grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and 17 step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen (Frentzel) May, who died in 1988, and his second wife, Norma (Ambler) May who died in 2008; a daughter, Paulette Looby; sister, Aileen Davitch; and a brother, Harry May. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minerva with Rev. Walt Jordan officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery with full military honors.  Calling hours will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society.

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