James "Jimmy" May
October 26, 1958 - July 21, 2020


James "Jimmy" May
Oct 26, 1958 - Jul 21, 2020

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James "Jimmy" J. May, a.k.a. Newt, on July 21, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of Grays Ferry. Age 61.

Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Hasson). Devoted father of Scott and Jacky. Loving grandfather of Kash Justin May. Dear brother of William (Pam), Cathy (Glenn), Beth Ann May Volio and the late John and Joseph May. Son of the late John F. Jr "Jack" and Catherine May. Son-in-law of Thomas Hasson and the late Nancy Hasson. Brother-in-law of Mary May, Elaine (Tom), Michael, Barbara (the late Michael), Sue (Bill) and Christine (Christopher). Uncle of John, Karen, Danielle, Erin, Patrick, Brian, Brooke, Brittney, Elaine, Kim, Michael, Tommy, Matt, Joey, Jess, Sean, Billy, Brian and Patrick and the late Eddie.

Jimmy worked for the University of Penn as an operational engineer and painter. He loved cars and music and loved to dance and have fun. Jimmy loved going to the Jersey shore and eating out. He was very funny and loved to spend time with his family, he was also a friend of Bill W.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 9pm Monday eve and 8:15 to 9:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ 08078.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jimmy's memory to the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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Donna Bristow on Jul 28, 2020

Cheryl there are no words I can say. I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and best friend. I will keep you in mind.

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Jim Small on Jul 27, 2020

You will be missed by many. Newt was such a good person when around him you were never short of laughter. His sense of human was awesome. He was truly one of best guy to come out of Grays Ferry R.I.P. my friends , until we meet again!!

Betty Jane Gallagher on Jul 24, 2020

Little Jimmy May...I knew him when he was 6 or 7 on Myrtlewood St. He would sit and talk with me on my front steps. Even then you knew this kid was special. I enjoyed him so much. I just remember how he made me laugh...I couldn't imagine anything else then he would grow up to be a wonderful person. We didn't see each other very many times over the years but he'll always have s special place in my heart. God speed Jimmy. Prayers and Blessings to all who loved him.

ND Harvey Sumner on Jul 23, 2020

My condolences to the May Family. Newt was a Great Guy and a True Friend. My prayers
are with you....Go IRISH!!!!

Kenneth Neborak on Jul 23, 2020

"He loved to dance...

Kelli Doran on Jul 22, 2020

Going to miss our laughs and dinner dates with the gang. You truly were my brother from another mother and definitely one that my daughter Shannon looked up too. Do me a favor and kiss Ethel, Brian and Shane for me!
I love you brother you will be missed especially from the Doran’s❤️

Debbie Kapurelos on Jul 22, 2020

Our deepest condolences to my dear friend Cheryl and her family! Jimmy was a great guy that had a great sense of humor. We lost a beautiful person on earth and heaven gained a beautiful soul! Love Dennis, Debbie, Justice & Paige 😇❤️

Bill nefferdorf on Jul 22, 2020

I have a voicemail in my phone from the last time we talked....last month told told him I loved him...and he said the same...i will always carry jim may in my heart.i will miss him dearly

Faye Eggear on Jul 22, 2020

Jimmy was such a great guy! Met him many years ago! Always fun to be around. May he Rest In Peace. ❤️🙏to his family

terry ratkowiak on Jul 22, 2020

Jimmy, you were the best neighbor, friend a person could ask for. Hey neighbor, need some popsicles? He was always willing to help out. Thanks for being there for my dtrs and me. You left too soon my friend.
Condolences to Cheryl, Jackie and Scott
Love ya Jimmy. Terry & Scott

Evon O'Hagan Taylor on Jul 22, 2020

Jim u was a great guys thanks for always looking out for me on newkirk street when i live there .

George Miller on Jul 22, 2020

My condolences to the family, truly one of the good guys from Grays ferry,if he was,you had a friend for life.... Godspeed Newt

Barb DuBan on Jul 22, 2020

CandleCheryl and the entire May Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a “GREAT” friend to me and my family and we loved him dearly. He will be so missed, when we needed to laugh, he made us laugh, we will miss going out to dinner and hanging out. We will miss so much about him, he was a great guy gone way TOO soon. Jimmy will be our forever friend but we find comfort knowing he’s not suffering anymore. There are so many memories to hang on to and our prayers will continue for all of his family. I find comfort knowing I got to tell him I loved him while he was in the hospital and he loved me back. I never met anyone who had as many friends as he did and that’s a testament to who Jimmy was. May my friend rest easy in God’s arms and his family find peace in their hearts. Always in our hearts!
Barb and Steve DuBan and Denise and Steve Jr.

Sandy on Jul 22, 2020

“God grant me the serenity.......” Blessings to you and your family. 🕊 A Friend of Bill W.

Brooke Kozikowski on Jul 22, 2020

Uncle Jimmy!! I’ll never, ever forget all of the good times that we had together. I’ll never be able to look at a Caddy, paint brush, coffee cup, and so many more things that will constantly remind me of you!! I wish my kids grew up with you like I have pleasure of!! You’re going to be so missed!!! Please give everyone a hug from me and please look down on me and give me the strength to get through this!! I love you and miss you so much already!! Love your Brooker-T!!

Pat McGoldrick on Jul 22, 2020

You have been a true friend of mine since childhood. All those Sunday nights at the lodge will be forever in my memory. The car wreck on Delancy street, the times I would drop you off at your house and hide your car so you would be late for work on Mondays, the trips back and forth to Sea Isle that summer when we were both on unemployment, the Bar-b-q at my house on Snyder Ave with Jimbo, Greg, Chalie and Jimmy Small and many, many more memories that I will forever hold close to my heart. Rest easy my friend, you will be sadly missed. Love you...
Pat and Meg

Mary Huff on Jul 22, 2020

Since condolences to Jimmy’s family especially to Cheryl and Jimmy’s sons. I have great memories of Jimmy growing up and am grateful we reconnected recently and reminisced about the old days.



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