EAST PALESTINE- Gary Lee May, 65, of SR 14, lost his courageous battle with cancer early Sunday morning, July 21, 2013 at UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a three month illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1948 in Salem, a son of the late Gale and Alverta Spooner May. Gary proudly served in the Special Forces as a Green Beret in the Vietnam War, and was a Purple Heart recipient. He had been employed by Early International Sales & Service until his retirement.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Mr. May is survived by his wife, Christine Figley, and his special girl, Olivia Rose Lee Figley. He is also survived by six siblings, Jana Grim, Jean Maxwell, David Figley, Ben Figley, Danny Figley and Heather Lloyd.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford. A military service will be conducted by the combined units of the American Legion Post 31 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4579.