Jim May, former Councilman and icon of Palmyra, has passed away. UPDATED: Services scheduled for 9/15 & 9/16
Friends and family may pay their respects from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 15, or from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16, at Christ Church, 305 Main Street, Riverton.
James May, a former 10-year member of Palmyra’s Borough Council and well-known and respected community volunteer and activist, has passed away.
Mr. May, who turned 80 years-young in August, had just returned from celebrating his 58th Wedding Anniversary with his lovely wife Anna Marie, when he passed on Sunday evening.
Mr. May will truly be missed by his family and all that knew him. He was, very simply put, a wonderful human being. Sincerest condolences to his family from our Governing Body and Borough employees.
James D. May Jr.
Jim May, the most beloved husband of Annamarie May; together they had just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in Cape Cod, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. He also is survived by their children, Victoria and James, and grandchildren, Thomas, Rachel, Winifred, Spencer and Lionel.
James D. May Jr. was born Aug. 10, 1937. He grew up in Maple Shade, New Jersey, graduated from Moorestown High School, then Rutgers University with a BS in Chemistry.
Jim retired after 40 years with the Pennzoil Corporation, where he was a chemist, researcher, lubrication engineer and salesman. He served on the Palmyra Borough Council, was chairman of the Burl. Co. Young Republican Committee, President of the Palmyra Historical and Cultural Society, Member of the Clean Air Council, Employers Legislative Committee, worked to build and ensure the preservation of the sand dunes in Ocean City, New Jersey and helped start the recycling program of the Tri-Borough area with the Pompeston Environmental Committee.
In retirement he worked to educate everyone on the fate of the red knot bird and the Northeast Coasts horseshoe crabs as well as becoming a New Jersey Master Gardner as part of the Rutgers Master Gardner’s of Burlington County and an Environmental Steward. His iconic beard and cowboy boots will be missed by all who knew him.
Friends and family may pay their respects from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, or from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Christ Church, 305 Main Street, Riverton.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the memorial fund of Christ Church.
Givnish of Cinnaminson