Thomas May

January 3, 1950 - October 22, 2019
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Thomas Charles May, 69, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in his residence.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on January 3, 1950, Tom was a son of Frances E. Barnish May of Dover and the late Charles T. May, Sr.

Following his 1968 graduation from New Philadelphia, Tom worked for Kro…

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Thomas Charles May, 69, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in his residence.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on January 3, 1950, Tom was a son of Frances E. Barnish May of Dover and the late Charles T. May, Sr.

Following his 1968 graduation from New Philadelphia, Tom worked for Kroger and later was employed by the former Stone Container at New Philadelphia where he worked as a press operator prior to his retirement in 2012.

Tom was a man of few words but his deep love for his family was never mistaken. His family recalled camping trips to Atwood Lake and shared that two constants in his life was his willingness to help others and his hard work ethic.

Tom never met a stranger or rarely went anywhere he didn’t run into some he knew, which was likely a result of his daily trips to “The Office” to meet up with friends at Denny’s Restaurant in New Philadelphia. He loved mowing his lawn, gardening, riding his motorcycle, cooking, vacationing and taking cruises. When he was young, he sang with a group of friends in a local band and carried his love of singing over to karaoke.

He will be deeply missed by his companion of 22 years and wife, whom he married on June 3, 2011, the former Aimee Toland; his children, Daniel May of Florida; twin daughters, Dianna (fiancé, Bobby Holmes) McIntosh of Tennessee, Deana (Joel) May-Thomas of North Carolina; and Matthew (fiancée, Jessica Nguyen) May of North Canton; his grandchildren, MaKenna McIntosh, Georgia McIntosh, Brandyn Thomas, and Brody May and a great-granddaughter, Ma’leah Kelly.

Completing the family are his siblings, April Brick, Charles (Peggy) May all of New Philadelphia and Eugene (Joyce) May of Maine; several nieces and nephews and three special nephews, Noah, Braden and Gary; his mother-in-law, Vicki (W.C. Hunsucker) Hopkins of West Lafayette, his father-in-law, Warren Toland of New Philadelphia and his grandmother-in-law, Alice Miller of New Philadelphia.

In addition to his father, Tom was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Fritz Brick, a father-in-law, Jim Hopkins and a mother-in-law, Dina Toland.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia from 1-4 PM. Pastor Scott Snyder will lead a service celebrating Tom’s life in the funeral home’s chapel on Monday, October 28, 2019, at 10:30 AM. A meal and fellowship will immediately follow the service in HOPE Christian Community Church, 1840 Hicks Avenue NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Reception Information

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

HOPE Christian Community Church

Address:

1840 Hicks Avenue NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: January 3, 1950
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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.

 

Polly Thompson posted on 10/27/19

I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Jorge Michelle Ramirez and kids posted on 10/27/19

Aimee, I am very sorry for your loss.. the neighborhood has lost a good man. I will miss everyday seeing him work hard in the yard and always moving. Any time he seen me working on the car or Jorge he would come help! We all have a very hurt heart over this. If you need anything we are right here. ??

 

Myra & Clay Pancher posted on 10/26/19

Aimee we are so sorry for your loss. Tom was such a nice man putting everybody before himself. I remember at the cookouts at your house he would make sure I had diet pop and mountain dew for Clay. We met several years ago at karaoke and have so many good memories. He would always sing Chris Ledoux for me. Especially "Riding for a Fall" I believe he will always be with you in your heart, and someday you will see him again. Prayers to you and your family for strength to get through this very difficult time. If you need anything or just want to talk, please call anytime day or night. We're here.

 

Karen Mc Abier Mortimer posted on 10/26/19

So sorry for the loss of Tom God Bless the family ?

 

Trav Nay posted on 10/26/19

Tom & Aimee were the first neighbors that I'd met when I'd moved to New Philadelphia, & Tom & I originally bonded over our last names bein one letter different, Aimee, Tom, & I grew to be good friends, Tom was a good neighbor, & great friend, he was a great guy, & would help anyone out. I give my condolences to Aimee, & the rest of the family, & I'm there if I can help in any way.

 

Sherry Miller posted on 10/26/19

APRIL, I'M SO SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF TOM. I'M SURE HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED. PRAYERS N HUGS TO ALL OF YOU.

 

Jodi posted on 10/25/19

Aimee, so very sorry for you loss. May God bless and keep you. Prayers Wes & Jodi Hughes

 

Joe alsept posted on 10/25/19

Was friends with Tom a long time,lots of laughs together.gonna miss ya buddy.prayers to Amy n family

 

Bonita Brown posted on 10/25/19

We want to extend our condolences to all of the May family. We did not know Thomas May, but as Deana May-Thomas's In-laws, we have been fortunate enough to get to know and love Deana, Diana, Danny, and their families. Thomas had many reasons to be proud in life, and for his family to celebrate after his passing. Ken and Bonita Brown

 

James Cost posted on 10/24/19

Tom was a good guy, worked alongside him in the Tuber department at Stone for several years. Hard worker and always had a great attitude. Prayers to the family

 

Debra Garabrandt posted on 10/24/19

I've known Tom since kindergarten we went all through school together and then worked together at Stone Container. He was a very nice person my condolences to the family.

 

Dave & Jodi posted on 10/24/19

We are so very sorry for your loss. Tom will be missed greatly.

 

Dottie Shott posted on 10/23/19

I went to grade school and high school with Tom he was always soft spoken and very kind my sympathy goes out to the family keeping all the family in prayer.

 

Michelle Van Dyke posted on 10/23/19

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Love and light to you during this time.

 

Thelma Murphy posted on 10/23/19

So sorry for your loss and family.

 

Jill Martinelli posted on 10/23/19

April, Aimee and family-we are saddened by Tommys passing. He was a great guy who loved to share his garden treats. John will really miss him at Dennys. John and Jill Martinelli

 

Steph Staggers posted on 10/23/19

Aimee, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family at this difficult time.

 

Earl Danielle Ariana and Logan Zwissler posted on 10/23/19

We are all so very sorry for all of you. God has him now and He is rejoicing. Our love to you The Zwisslers

 

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