Saturday, September 7, 2013

Christopher May - RIP

Clarence alumnus ('73) Christopher May passed away suddenly on August 22, 2013.  From the Avon Patch:

Christopher A. May, DMD, 57, of Avon, beloved husband to Susan (Pollock) May, DMD, passed away suddenly, Thursday, August 22, 2013. 

Born in Clarkson, New York, son of Robert and Nancy (Edmonds) May of Clarence, NY, he graduated from Clarence High School where he was a champion freestyle swimmer. Chris earned a Division I swimming scholarship to Bucknell University and later transferred to Houghton College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. 
Chris received his Masters in Science Education from the University of Buffalo and taught high school biology in both New Milford and Canton, CT. While in Canton, he coached the Girls Cross Country team and was the Senior Class advisor. 

Chris entered the UConn School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD in 1987 and completed a general practice residency at St Francis Hospital in Hartford. He has been in private practice with his wife Susan in Newington since 1988. 

Chris and Susan moved to Avon in 1993 where they raised their family. Chris coached basketball and was a Cub Scout leader for his sons. Chris and Susan were very active in the Memorial United Methodist Church in Avon serving as Sunday School teachers and as co-chairs of the Missions Committee. Chris also served as a trustee. 

Chris was a member of the Avon Republican Town Committee and was elected to his first term on the Town Council in 2011 where he was currently serving. 

He and his wife most recently attended Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon. 

Chris leaves his wife of 33 years, Susan, who he cherished as his best friend and dental partner. Chris leaves three sons, Gregory C. May of Austin, TX, Andrew A. May and his wife Victoria Le May of West Palm Beach, FL and Eric M. May a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Chris is also survived by his parents, Robert and Nancy May of Clarence, NY; a brother, Michael May of Mount Vernon, OH; two sisters, Pamela May Von der heide and her husband Steve of Lake Jackson, TX and Becky May of Amherst, NY; Susan's mother, Emma Pollock of Mannsville, NY; and many nieces and nephews. 

Chris gave the gift of Life through tissue donation. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton, NY. 

Contributions may be made to The Master's School, 36 Westledge Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092. For directions or condolences please visit

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Was his Dad the former rifle coach back in the 70's and 80's??