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David Thomas May

January 25, 1953 April 29, 2019
David Thomas May
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David Thomas May
Born January 25, 1953
Passed on to Heaven April 29th, 2019

David Thomas May, 66, of Berkley, MI made his way to Heaven on Monday, April 29th, 2019. Born January 25th, 1953 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of George and Eva May.

David spent much of his professional career in the real estate business, first as a realtor, then as an appraiser and finally as a home inspector. David was the brother to Carol (Hachey), George and Paul May. David was the husband (ex) to Linda May and step father to her children, Kurtis and Krystal. David was the uncle to Carol’s children – Kyle, Keith and Kelli. David was a friend to many people.

Everything above is true, but that does not tell who David really was. David was either the black sheep or the white knight, depending on the day. David was the young man that broke his neck in a car accident early in life and wasn’t supposed live - he made it on earth for another 40 years. David was a young man when his father died - he was a son that helped take care of Eva for the next 20 years of her life. David was a brother to Carol and tormented her throughout her childhood and continued it until he passed away. David was also the brother to Carol that was there for her when she needed her big brother and loved his sister. David was the brother to George - they battled, argued, fought and did what brothers do, but they loved each other. David was the big brother to Paul – Paul’s primary caretaker after Eva passed away. David took Paul to his doctor’s appointments, made Paul take his medicine, made Paul dinner, yelled at Paul and gave Paul a hard time every day, but made sure Paul was cared for and loved him.

David was the uncle that taught his nephews/niece to play poker/cribbage/darts/euchre. He was also the uncle that took little kids money playing these games so that we would learn the game faster and so he had beer money. David was the uncle that taught us to gamble and drink. David was also the uncle that opened his house to his nephew’s so we had a place to stay when we needed it (and we did).

David was the husband of Linda – they loved each other. They fought like cats and dogs and realized they could not be married to each other. David was the ex-husband that helped Linda around her house, with computer issues and remained good friends with her until his last day on earth. David was the step father to Linda’s adult children and opened his house and heart to them when they needed help, even after the marriage had ended.

David was many things, he was a Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Step-Dad and he was there for his family when they needed help the most. David, you are loved and you’ll be missed. Rest in peace and enjoy reuniting with your family in Heaven.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church at 143 Albany Street, Ferndale, MI 48220 on Saturday, May 4th at 1:00PM. A Luncheon will follow the service and all are welcome to stay and celebrate David Thomas May’s life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s name to the American Cancer Society, Michigan Humane Society or your local tavern in his honor.

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1:00 PM 5/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church

143 Albany Street
Ferndale, MI 48220

Memorial Service

Zion Lutheran Church
143 Albany Street Ferndale 48220 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


White Chapel Cemetery Final Resting Place

621 Long Lake
Troy, MI 48083

621 Long Lake Troy 48083 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Michigan Humane Society

30300 Telegraph Road
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

American Cancer Society

20450 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48076

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