Robert J. May, Jr. of Valhalla, NY (formerly of Belleville, NJ) passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the age of 78. Robert was born in East Orange, NJ on July 13, 1942 to Robert J. May, Sr. and Helen (nee Kruse) May. He grew up in Belleville and had lived in West Chester County, NY before moving to Valhalla, NY 25 years ago.
Funeral Services are private under the care and direction of the
Irvine-Cozzarelli Memorial Home
276 Washington Avenue, Belleville, N.J.
Robert was the superintendent of buildings and grounds for the Clearview school in Briarcliff Manor, NY where he also served on the school board of trustees. He then worked for the Valhalla School System, in Valhalla, NY for over 30 years prior to retiring in 2015. He served in the United States Coast Guard and was a member of the Nutley, NJ American Legion. He belonged to a gun club and was an arms instructor. When Robert was not hunting, he spent much of his time as an avid reader and collector of books. Most would agree that Robert was quick witted and had a keen since of humor.
Robert was the father of Robert M. May III, Jennifer Meglio, Maureen May and the late Timothy May; his former wife Catherine (nee Thoma) May; sisters, Carolyn Ryan, Patricia Krug, and his brother-in-law John Krug; and his cherished grandchildren Heather, Kyle, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Timothy, Ryan, and his great-grandson Jacoby.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Robert’s memory to Angels of Animals Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue of homeless animals with special medical needs.
Online donations can be made at:
or by mail at
Angels of Animals Inc.
PO Box 534
Clifton, NJ 07012
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