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Charles "Chuck" C. May, of Farrell, peacefully entered eternity to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved Angela at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in his residence, after an extended illness. He was 94. 
Mr. May was born June 18, 1923, in McDonald, a son of Michael May, Sr. and Margaret (Mezaros) May. 
He moved to the area at a young age and attended Sharon schools. Chuck served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II in England, France and the Philippines. He retired in 1983 as a heater from Sharon Steel's former Farrell plant, where he was employed for 42 years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Chuck was an avid reader, particularly history and war stories. His most precious book, however, was the Bible, which he read daily. Chuck's family, whom he loved spending time with and prayed for daily, was the most important aspect of his life. He enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, which he was very proficient, and was a skilled carpenter. Chuck loved music and playing the harmonica. Years earlier, he also played the bass in a band with family members.
His wife, the former Angela Marie Rocco, whom he married Aug. 8, 1943, passed away June 26, 2010. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 
Surviving are his children, Robert May and his wife, Susan, of West Middlesex, Charlene Ramage of Hermitage, Debbie Hall and her husband, Bill, of Sharpsville, Rick May and his wife, Debbie, of Hermitage, Gina Francis and her husband, Mike, of Stoneboro, Maria Courtney and her husband, Norman, of Greenville and Timothy May,of Farrell; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Biro, Faith Ramage, Janelle Morrell, Angela Candiano, Rebecca Coppersmith, Deanne Stull, Nick May, Tony May, Chrissy Hunter, Jacob Detelich, Kelly Curtin and Danielle Harnett; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul May and his wife, Irene, of West Middlesex; and several nieces and nephews. 
Besides his wife, Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Mike, Andy, Elmer, Bill, Ernie and twins, John and James, who died in infancy; three sisters, Helen, Margaret and Betty; a grandson, Anthony May; a granddaughter, Jaime May; and a son-in-law, John Ramage.
Chuck lived a life of integrity and will be dearly missed by his family. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Charles C., 94, of Farrell.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (10-24-17) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com. 
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (10-25-17) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant. 
Interment: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors rendered by the West Middlesex VFW, Wheatland American Legion and Farrell VFW Honor Guard.
Published on October 23, 2017
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