Philip G. May, 83, Harvard, died Thursday Nov. 23, 2017, at his home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1934, to George and Alvina (Kirchner) May in Chicago.

On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Jeannine Sebby in Skokie.

He was a member at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock. He dedicated his life to being a beekeeper, and he was known for his expertise in the field. For 60 years he was a member of the American Beekeeping Federation, and he was also a member of the Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association. He was an award-winning member of the HaHa Givers Club and the Regents Sports and Athletic Club. He spent his winters in Florida and enjoyed playing softball and bocce ball there. He was a Chicago White Sox fan. He was loved and will be missed.

Survivors include his wife of 56 loving years; two sons, Timothy (Peg) May and Thomas (Kirsten) May; four grandchildren, Colin May, Gina (Phill) Steele, Mary May and Michael May; a sister, Judith (Gilbert) Novak; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The visitation and funeral were Nov. 28 at Grace Lutheran Church.  Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Harvard.

Donations can be made to Bethel New Life, 4950 W. Thomas St., Chicago, IL 60651.

Arrangements were made by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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