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Fred J May

May 28, 1941 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 79)


Shamokin – Fred J. May, 79, of 503 S 8th Street entered into eternal peace at 10:30 pm Saturday, November 28, 2020 at his home.

Fred was the son of the late Fred J. May Sr and Betty (Steward) May.

Fred graduated from Coal Township High School where he excelled in wrestling and met the love of his life, Marie (Dombroski) May, whom he married September 6, 1961.

Fred was a hard-working man who loved his job as a supervisor in the milright union, traveling and living in California and Seabrooke, New Hampshire. He worked in the union more than 50 years. When Fred was not working, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, and westerns, and jamming to Janice Joplin sipping on blackberry brandy, but Fred’s biggest enjoyment was his great-grandchildren Halle and Benton.

Fred will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Fred is survived by a son, Jeff May; grandchildren, Ashley May and her companion Patrick Vlock of Shamokin, Jesse Swank of Shamokin, Jade Swank and her companion, Josh Schmiat of Kulpmont, and Hunter May of Shamokin; Great-Grandchildren, Halle Swank of Shamokin, and Benton Swank of Kulpmont; two brothers, Jim May of Colorado, and Donnie May of Red Lion; Sisters-in-law, Patty May of Red Lion and Charolatte Swank of Shamokin; Brothers-in-law, Larry and Garry Dombrowski of Shamokin; and many nieces, nephews, a special Road Dog and friend, Mike Morgan of Paxinos. In addition to his wife and parents, Fred was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill (May) Swank; daughter-in-law, Sandy (Shipe) May; Sister-in-law, Bonnie (Johnson) May of Colorado; his best fishing buddy, Butcher Snyder and best dog ever, Ziggy – Jake.

Fred’s famous line will forever be “About Half” when asked how he was doing he would answer about half.



Fred J. May, 79, of 503 S 8th Street, Shamokin – Graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:00 am at Northumberland Memorial Park with Reverend Joan Brown, Officiating. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit

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Graveside Service
December 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Northumberland Memorial Park
2956 PA-61
Sunbury, PA 17801

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