R. Duane May, 76

JAN. 21, 1937-JULY 11, 2013

July 13, 2013
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R. Duane May, 76, of 10901 Top Flite Court in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center in Baltimore, Md.

He was born Thursday, Jan. 21, 1937, in Hagerstown and grew up in the Mercersburg, Pa. area. He was the son of the late Harry Arnold May and Dorothy Aileen (Metcalfe) May.

He was a certified public accountant and partner with Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC for more than 30 years.

He was a member and past president of the Hagerstown Lions Club, and also served on the board of directors of Children's Village and Wilmer Eye Institute.

Duane enjoyed golf, but his real passion was collecting cars.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Karen L. May; daughters, Denise Horner and husband, Kim, of Boonsboro, Md., Deanna Gould and husband, Michael, of Camano Island, Wash., and Stacey Keefer and husband, Brian, of Hagerstown; grandsons, Jimmy and Joey; and granddaughters, Alexis, Sierra and Skymir.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marcus May.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Christopher Moore officiating. Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 19, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Lions Club, Massey Roe Youth Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 167, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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