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November 22, 2013

Wayne May

Kennett Square, Pa.

A committal service for Wayne May, Kennett Square, Pa., will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Chapel of Memories at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. He died peacefully on Oct. 31, 2013.

Born in New Castle on Sept. 24, 1919, Wayne was the youngest of six brothers. He attended Depauw University as a Rector Scholar and there met his wife. Marion Wrege. Enlisting in the Navy in 1943, he was assigned to a destroyer in the South Pacific. Upon earning his doctorate in chemistry at Purdue University in 1950 under the GI bill, he then settled in Louisville. Four daughters later, he and Marion relocated to Wilmington, Del., where Wayne worked for DuPont in fabric development until he retired. He also spent years in service to Hanover Presbyterian Church as deacon, elder and treasurer. Wayne and Marion moved to Coniston at Crosslands in Kennett Square, Pa., in August, 1991.

He is survived by his daughters, Marietta Willman, Jeralyn Klasik (John) and Pamela May; as well as six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marion; and his daughter, Cynthia L. May.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rector Scholars of Depauw University or to a charity of your choice. 

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