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Dr. Charles Edward May

Obituary for Dr. Charles Edward May

December 16, 1925 - April 7, 2018
Westlake, Ohio | Age 92

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather


Dr. Charles Edward May, 92, passed away on April 7, 2018 in Westlake, Ohio near Cleveland. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee May (Petry), two children Mark Joseph May and Michael Joseph May and one granddaughter Kaitlyn Marie May.

Dr. May, the youngest of four children, was born on December 16, 1925 to Karl F. May and Mary L. May in Hamilton, Ohio. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University in 1953. After Graduation, he went to work for NASA in Cleveland, Ohio where he became head of the chemistry section in 1958. During his career at NASA, he was the recipient of two IR100 awards and holds four patents in physical chemistry. While at NASA, he met and married his wife of 52 years. He retired in 1986. After retirement he continued to enjoy his love of music and continued to sing in the local church choir at Our Lady of Angels Choir for close to 50 years.

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