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Philip Mark May
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A memorial service was held Friday at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel for Philip Mark May, 85, of Ceres. He died Dec. 21, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

Born May 1, 1922, Mr. May was a native of Everett, Wash., and served in the Army from 1943 to 1946, mostly during World War II in the South Pacific. Mr. May was an engineer and building contractor and worked throughout the western states, particularly in the Bay Area and Valley. He belonged to the Smyrna Lodge #532 of the Free & Accepted Masons, the Masonic Lodge of Stockton Scottish Rites Bodies and the Eastern Star of Ceres. Mr. May was a docent for the McHenry Museum and a member of the Ceres Historical Society, once serving as president. He assisted in the Salvation Army during several Christmas seasons. Mr. May enjoyed traveling with his wife, playing with grandchildren and skydiving.

He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Alberta June May of Ceres; his daughter, Marianne Apple; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Vogelbaum; his brother, Wainwright May; and his parents, Louis Philip May and Hazel Edna Wainwright May.

Remembrances may be sent to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento CA 95817.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /January 2, 2008