Mr. Federick F “Fred” May, 79, a resident of South Mountain Restoration Center, passed away, Saturday, November 11, 2023.
Born November 7, 1944, in Turkey Foot, Somerset Co., PA, he was the son of the late Harry N. May and Eva M. Bittner. He was later adopted and raised by George and Daisy Pearl Claar.
Mr. May was a high school graduate.
In his younger years, Fred was employed at Republic’s Steel as a steel mill worker. During time laid off from the steel mill, he took up work potato farming and doing odd roofing jobs.
He and his wife, the late Bonnie (Moon) May were married in 1981. They spent over 20 years together before Mrs. May passed away in 2005.
Mr. May was a religious man and lived by the word of God. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed woodworking building various objects and furniture.
Fred is survived by his two children: Melissa Harris and her husband Thomas of Shamokin, PA, and Fred May of Massillon, OH; 16 grandchildren; 10+ great-grandchildren; and an adoptive brother, Larry Claar.
In addition to his wife, biological parents, and adoptive parents, he is preceded in death by two adoptive siblings: Gerry May and Sandy May, and a special nephew Johnny.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.