Dr. Maureen May

March 22, 1956 - March 31, 2017
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Dr. Maureen A. May, M.D., 61, of New Philadelphia died unexpectedly, Friday evening, March 31, 2017 in Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in Buffalo, NY on March 22, 1956, Maureen was the daughter of Robert J. May of New Philadelphia and the late Maude Betts May.

Maureen was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Buffa…

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Dr. Maureen A. May, M.D., 61, of New Philadelphia died unexpectedly, Friday evening, March 31, 2017 in Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in Buffalo, NY on March 22, 1956, Maureen was the daughter of Robert J. May of New Philadelphia and the late Maude Betts May.

Maureen was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Buffalo and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New Orleans. She furthered her education at the University of Florida where she earned a degree in Pharmacy and finished her M.D. at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.

Dr. May completed her Ophthalmology Residency at the Cleveland Clinic and was proud to have been named The Clinic’s first female Chief Resident of Ophthalmology. She accepted her first physician’s position at Holzer Medial Center at Gallipolis, Ohio in 1986 and served there until relocating to the Tuscarawas Valley in 1989. Together with Dr. Daniel J. Clemens, M.D. they formed the Tuscarawas Eye Centre, Inc. and built a successful practice as eye surgeons.

Maureen was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Dover and for the past decade has served on the New Philadelphia Board of Health. Maureen showed unconditional love toward others; often going out of her way to help those less fortunate or lending a hand to a friend or family member in need.

Maureen loved bird watching and cooking, but above all else, vacationing with her family. She enjoyed spending time researching unique destinations and restaurants for each of their journeys. Her favorite vacation spots included an annual visit to the Outer Banks and traveling to St. John or Cabo San Lucas. Along with each trip, Maureen loved taking pictures of the scenery or events happening around her.

In addition to her father, Maureen will be missed by her husband of 33 years, Patrick J. Robie; her children, Caitlin (husband, Tyler Sekerak) Robie of Cincinnati, Ryan P. Robie of New Philadelphia and PVT. Timothy P. Robie, US Army, who is currently serving at Ft. Benning, GA; her brother, Robert J. (Cathy) May, Jr. of Ashville, NC and many extended family members, friends, and co-workers.

The family will greet guests on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where a Christian wake service will begin at 5:45 PM. Fr. Jimmy Hatfield will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 7 at 11 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery at Dover. Following services, a light reception will be shared in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.

Memorial contributions in Maureen’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Maureen by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.

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Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Address:

613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

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Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Calvary Cemetery- Dover

Address:

, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

A light reception will follow services.


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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: March 22, 1956
 
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Yvonna McCarthy posted on 4/13/17

Dr. May was me and families Eye Dr for several years. She was a great person and always took her time to see how I was doing and the rest of my family. She had a very beautiful smile and loved her patients. Dr. May is going to be greatly missed by a lot of people's lives that she has touched. Rest In Peace Dr. May

 

Dr. Edgar and Christine delaCruz posted on 4/7/17

Deepest Sympathies to the May family, Keeping you in our prayers!

 

Linda Williams posted on 4/7/17

I am so very sorry for your loss! Dr. May was a beautiful person inside and out. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.

 

diane johnson posted on 4/6/17

She will be missed. Sincere sympathy to the family.

 

Amber posted on 4/6/17

So utterly sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Mary E. (Beth May) Benton posted on 4/6/17

Dear Uncle Bob and Pat, The Benton Family send our deepest condolences for the loss Mo. It has been a very long time since we all lived in Buffalo, but she is a special cousin taken so early. I know she, Aunt Maude and the rest of the May family are together watching over us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of deep sorrow. RIP Mo! Love, Beth (May) Benton family.

 

Marijane Morris posted on 4/6/17

You Have My Sincere and Deepest Sympathy on the Loss of Dr. May She Was A Great Dr. and Person and She Will Be Missed Greatly... Keeping You In My The Thoughts and Prayers... Take Care and God Bless You All... Marijane Morris

 

Benedetto posted on 4/5/17

Pat, Cait, Ryan and Tiny, We are still in shock. Words cannot do justice for the love and prayers we are sending your way. Although we are not physically there, please know our hearts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May all of your wonderful memories bring you peace. Mo's love for life will carry on with all of us. We love you. Bill,Lisa, Cory and Caitlyn Benedetto

 

Sandra K. Estepp posted on 4/5/17

Deepest sympathy to Dr. May's family and loved ones

 

Sandra K. Estepp posted on 4/5/17

So very sorry of the to early death of Dr. May. What a wonderful doctor always took a personal interest in her patients. She will be missed with my deepest sympathy.

 

Dan and Sandy Fait posted on 4/5/17

Having worked with Mo for the past 28 years in surgery, I can assure you that she will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her. Her legacy and love for her family, and all the memories they created together, will live on in those close to her. We pray for your comfort and strength in the days and weeks to come. Love, Dan and Sandy Fait

 

Nancy & Robert Hill posted on 4/5/17

TO THE FAMILY OF DR. MAY: Our profound sympathy is offered, as we too stand in shock, over the loss of Maureen! We have never met a lovelier, more caring or dedicated individual than Dr. May. Her love for each of you was intense and obvious as she would share, if asked, your various and many achievements during an office visit. Plus, only she could describe a bird observed on a "bird watching jaunt" so vividly that you felt you were also there. We first met Dr. May in 1985 in the surgical room of the Cleveland Clinic as she assisted with a rare and delicate procedure involving one of my eyes. We were elated upon finding out she had opened a practice in Dover many years ago and have been patients ever since. She will be missed by many and remembered forever!

 

Chris Sekerak posted on 4/5/17

To the entire Robie Family...there aren't words that could adequately serve to comfort you right now. Please know you are all being held in love and prayer. I loved the short time that I got to know Maureen, during wedding dress shopping, bridal shower planning and then being able to join our families forever through the marriage of our children. May you truly Rest In Peace Maureen?

 

Fran Horvath posted on 4/5/17

My condolences to all family. I lost my husband a year ago and know how much it hurts. God be with you.

 

Judy Burnham posted on 4/5/17

Mo always took excellent care of our family. Pat, Cait and Tyler, Ryan, Tim and Bob, you know better than anyone else of Mo's amazing kindness, which is so close to the heart of God. You are being lifted up in prayer. Jack and Judy Burnham and family

 

Joan Robis posted on 4/4/17

My deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. May. She gave of her time and professional knowledge as a member of the New Philadelphia City Board of Health. She and the family will be remembered in my prayers.

 

Dave and Ruth Meese posted on 4/4/17

So sorry for your family's loss. Dr. May always greeted me with a smile, whether as a patient in her office, or when I bagged her groceries at Buehlers. She will be greatly missed by the whole community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Debby Daniel's posted on 4/4/17

Sorry to hear about that she was a really great doctor May God be with her family.

 

Susan Shammo posted on 4/4/17

To all of Mo's family, Although I only met Mo a couple times, she was always cheerful and smiling. Hold tight to all the good memories. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord be your source of comfort and peace. In sympathy and prayer, Susan Shammo

 

Tracy Taylor posted on 4/4/17

Caitlin, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Karen Hauser posted on 4/4/17

Prayers for Dr May's Family. My sincere Sympathies.

 

Rhonda Baker posted on 4/4/17

Maureen has been my eye doctor for many years, what a great doctor. She was so upbeat and always had a smile on her face. Will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

 

Tina DeVecka posted on 4/4/17

Dr. May was a wonderful eye doctor. We have been patients of hers for many years. We just saw her last month. She came in the room with a huge smile on her face. We will miss her and our saddened to hear the news. Many prayers to her family during this difficult time. Dan, Tina, Zach and Emily DeVecka

 

Vicki Dickinson posted on 4/4/17

She was such a wonderful caring physician. Took care of several of my family members as well as several times for myself. She will be greatly missed. Condolences and prayers to the family.

 

Linda May Armstrong posted on 4/4/17

Dear Uncle Bob and Pat, The family of Jim May and my immediate family send our deepest condolences for the loss of this loving, beautiful and accomplished woman, Doctor, mother and daughter. Its been a long time since we all lived in Buffalo, but she is a special cousin taken too soon. I know she is missed already. I trust she and Aunt Maudie are together watching over. Our thoughts and prayers for healing are sent to you with love. RIP Mo! Love, Linda (May), Don, and Megan Armstrong

 

New Phila Buehlers Service Center posted on 4/4/17

So sorry for your loss...

 

Linda Rumbaugh posted on 4/4/17

Dr. May was such a good doctor. She operated on my eye when I had a cataract. She was so kind and considerate.

 

The Easterly Family posted on 4/3/17

The Easterly family sends their loving support during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with each family member and we are truly grieved for your loss.

 

Teresa Everett posted on 4/3/17

My condolences to the family. She will truly be missed, such a wonderful, kind person and fantastic Dr.

 

Jevne Meader posted on 4/3/17

Pat, I don't know what to say. I will remember her fondly. Jev

 

Sherry Conway posted on 4/3/17

Where do I begin...what a difficult day is was being at work today and walking by your office and not seeing you there...the last almost 20 years we have had alot of memories at the eye clinic...and Courtney and Tim growing up together, sharing stories about them and them still being great friends.. you will be Sadly missed..my heart aches for your family..hugs and prayers to them.

 

Linda Gerstung posted on 4/3/17

Our talks about cooking, gardening & cleaning tips during surgery. Loved all those stories. Sure do miss you already. Our prayers & thoughts for your family and friends during this difficult time.

 

John May and Family posted on 4/3/17

Dear Uncle Bob, I am sorry to hear about maureen Though its been a really long time, its never easy to lose a family member. RIP cousin Maureen Love John and Family

 

Mike and Margene Angelozzi posted on 4/3/17

Hugs and Prayers to all! Such a wonderful lady... who Always had a smile and kind words for both friends and strangers! May God's promise and Faith give her family and all those who loved her, the strength to get through this difficult time... and know that Smile and Memories carry on forever!!!

 

PjWolfe posted on 4/3/17

My Beautiful Dr.-RIP ??

 

Tim and Mary (Grafe) Meiser posted on 4/3/17

Fly High "Mo" With the Deepest Sympathy Tim and Mary (Grafe) Meiser

 

Cynthia Stout posted on 4/3/17

My condolences to the family. Forever thankful for my time with her.

 

Cheryl & Tom Marshall posted on 4/3/17

My husband and I have been patients of hers for many years and we will truly miss her. She always had a smile coming into the exam room and she and I would discuss about our children as they grew. You have our deepest sympathy.

 

Rebecca S Laubscher posted on 4/3/17

My deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a beautiful and caring person plus an excellent doctor. She will be sadly missed.

 

Ira and Terrie Hendricks posted on 4/3/17

Our condolences to you and your family. We pray the memories you shared together will help carry you through this vet difficult time.

 

Moki Radu posted on 4/3/17

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Maureen May. Eternal be her memory.

 

Sandy Cox posted on 4/3/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and comfort you. Sandy & Mark Cox

 

Georgana Schott posted on 4/3/17

So sorry to hear of Dr. May's passing. She was a lovely lady and a kind soul.

 

Newman / Wavrek family posted on 4/3/17

Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our love and prayers are with you.

 

Lisa, Christian and Kaitlin Wendling posted on 4/3/17

We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you peace and strength. Our most sincere condolences.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Edwards and family posted on 4/3/17

So sorry for your loss. She was our dr. and such a great person. Sending sympathy from our family to yours. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Edwards.

 

Andrew Donato posted on 4/3/17

I'm so sorry for your loss. Rejoice in the fact she will be home with family and our Lord. Prayers for you all.

 

Rachael miller posted on 4/3/17

Ryan Robie was one was of my best friends growing up. I spent a lot of time at Dr. Mays house. She was always so friendly and welcoming to all who walked through her door. She will be greatly missed, my thoughts and prayers are with this family. Love always, Rachael Miller

 

Lisa Moreland posted on 4/3/17

She has been my son's Dr since he was 8mths old she will be sadly missed what a wonderful women .

 

Jim and Mary Etta Nandrasy posted on 4/3/17

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. We were patients of Dr. May. May she rest in peace, sincerely.

 

Debra Donato posted on 4/3/17

She was beautiful Inside and out I knew her many years.....?? Condolences to her family

 

Debra Donato posted on 4/3/17

She was beautiful Inside and out I knew her many years.....?? Condolences to her family

 

Pat & Dave Metzger posted on 4/3/17

Dear Sweet Maureen, what a shock to hear of your passing. You will be missed. Rest in peace. Give your Momma a hug. God help your family through this tragic time.

 

June Contini posted on 4/3/17

My sincere sympathy for your entire family. Prayers of comfort & strength in the days ahead. God bless ! June Contini

 

Pat cargnel posted on 4/3/17

Deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Ron and Bev Bertle posted on 4/3/17

Our prayers are with you the family of Dr Maureen May. My husband and I have been patients of hers for many years and always received ultimate care from a very special lady. Know that we send our deepest sympathy to each of you and added strength to face the difficult days ahead.

 

The John Schmidt Family posted on 4/3/17

Our family sends our deepest sympathy. Our families go as far back as when Caitlin and Leslie went to pre school together and we continued on at TASC. She will be greatly missed. May your family find peace in knowing she was loved by many. The John Schmidt Family.

 

Bridgett Passauer posted on 4/3/17

Cait, Ty, Ryan, Tim and Pat: There are no words that can make this easier but the love and support you provide each other and receive from those around you can help make this journey easier to go through. Know you are loved and that your Mom/Wife will be missed by all who knew her. May you take comfort knowing how much she was loved. My deepest sympathies. Love, Bridgett

 

Angela McFarland posted on 4/3/17

I am so sorry for your loss. The family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mo was a beautiful lady inside and out.

 

Stephanie White posted on 4/3/17

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you all from Florida.

 

Jim and Cheryl Kopras posted on 4/3/17

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that you find peace in the fond memories you all have with her. May God bless you and be with you as you heal.

 

Jean Range posted on 4/3/17

Dearest Bob, God hold you and the Family in His hands. All our Love. Jeannie and Family

 

Jackie Seymore posted on 4/3/17

Maureen was such a vibrant woman! She always had a smile on her face and laughter was her signature. I'm so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I was blessed to have had known her during our years at TCC. She was always willing to help out anywhere she could. I will always remember her laughter and the ability she had at making everyone around her smile! I pray for her family at such a difficult time. God speed Mo, I will never forget you!

 

Kelley Watson posted on 4/3/17

So so sorry for your loss. Mo was a bright spot to anyone's day. Blessings to your family.

 

Frank & Cindy Alesiano posted on 4/3/17

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy and we hope all of you can find peace and understanding during this extremely difficult time.?

 

Jackie Wolgamott posted on 4/3/17

Thoughts and prayers with all of the family! May God wrap his arms around you all in your time of sorrow! !!

 

Andy Gibson posted on 4/3/17

I'm so sorry to hear this. Maureen was a wonderful woman and I will always cherish making her laugh. She brought joy to so many people.

 

Marissa Handrich posted on 4/3/17

We are so sorry for your loss. Shawn and Marissa Handrich

 

Deli workers from New Phila Buehlers posted on 4/3/17

So sorry for loss.

 

Kerry Capozella posted on 4/3/17

I'm so sorry for your loss and hope that God watches over the whole Robie family during this time.

 

Connie kern posted on 4/3/17

A beautiful person..You will be missed

 

Yolanda posted on 4/3/17

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you!

 

Tom and Cathy Teater posted on 4/3/17

We are very saddened to hear about Mo. She was such a warm and friendly woman. She will be truly missed. Our condolences to Pat and the family. Love, The Tom Teater Family

 

Cindy Gerber posted on 4/3/17

So sorry for your loss

 

The Rimer Family posted on 4/3/17

Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Unfortunately, We know what you're going through and just know that everything for her is better now. Peace be with you.

 

Jack & Sally Dooling posted on 4/3/17

To Pat and the Family, Our deepest sympathies to you. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Teri Edwards posted on 4/3/17

So sorry to hear this- Dr. May took care of my parents and was always so wonderful with them!

 

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