February 22, 1913 - November 10, 2011
The Reverend Oscar Worth May , age 98, of Florence, KY passed away at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home Latonia, KY on November 10, 2011. A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, He was the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington, KY from 1959-1979. Before that he served parishes in Beckley, WV, Farmville, VA, Xenia, OH, and Clinton, NC. He was one of the original co-founders of the Inter-Faith Commission, Member of Kentucky Council of Churches, N. KY Commission on Religion and Human Rights, and former member of the Covington Rotary. Oscar was preceded in death by his first wife Catherine May in 1987 and second wife Hazel Jordre-May in 1998. He is survived by daughters, Martha (Jim) Maxwell of Ferndale, MI, Catherine Marshall of Florence, KY, Margaret May of Florence, KY, and Ann Vannier of Calabasas, CA, 5 grandchildren Steve (Debbie) Maxwell, Jim (Suzanne) Maxwell, Debbie (John) Urquhart, Catherine (John) Fee, David Vannier and 11 Great Grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington, KY, on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 10 AM until the Memorial Service at 11 AM, followed by a reception at 12 NOON in May Hall. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Episcopal Church 326 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online Condolences may be made at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
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To The May Family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. You have my heartfelt sympathy. God made a wonderful promise in Revelation 21:3-4,that(in His Kingdom)there will be no more pain,tears,mourning,and death. May you find comfort in God`s promise.
I came to know Rev. May and his family as they befriended and ministered to my friend Eileen McLeod St. John. They were so special to her and included her in many of their family dinners over the years. I will remember your father as a Godly gentleman, wise, kind and generous. My prayers are with you as you experience the holidays without him.
All of your friends at Trinity are saddened by your wonderful family’s loss. Worth contributed so much to my family’s memories: he married me, christened Amy, counseled me, etc. My sincerest sympathies.
Our thoughts are with you today. We remember your father and mother with such fond thoughts. They were such a help and spiritual guide to our family.
We send our love and sympathies to all the family. Worth was a beloved uncle, warmly remembered from our visits to the USA for his affectiontionate kindness and wisdom, and his calm, cheery good nature. He will always be fondly remembered.
Worth was always an inspiration to me when I had my first parish, St. Stephen’s, in Latonia. He was a great man.
Our deep love and sympathies to all the family. Uncle Worth was a lovely man, a true gentle-man. Scenes from childhood of summers at Kanuga,making and mending, always with a smile and a twinkle in his eyes, always a wise and calming counsellor. From across the Atlantic, we will miss him.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time. What a wonderful blessing for us to have met your father.
Gina & Sam Marshall
Our condolences to you as you mourn Rev. May’s death. His gentle and faith-filled service to his Creator and his community will be remembered.with great affection. Mom and I join you in spirit as you celebrate his life and commend him to heaven. I’m sure Mom would tell you that her years working at Trinity with Mr. May were among the happiest due in large part to his character and care. You are in our prayers.
Susan Hackman Sturgeon