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Thomas A. May

Mt. Kisco, New York

May 8, 1944 - May 3, 2020

Thomas A. May Obituary

On a perfect spring morning in May, Thomas Allen May (Tom) passed away in his sleep in Purdys, NY after a long illness, a few days before his seventy-sixth birthday. His lifelong academic achievements began as a young man graduating from Resurrection Grammar School in Rye, NY in 1958 first in his class. During graduation from Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY in 1962, he received so many medals for excellence the presiding Bishop asked him to remain on the stage so the audience would not keep waiting for him to go back and forth to his seat. The entire family was awed. After high school, he graduated from Georgetown University, was drafted into the army winning the outstanding trainee trophy in basic training, and then was assigned to intelligence at the Pentagon. After his discharge, he worked at ABC News in Washington, DC. Eventually, he became a radio personality in Palm Beach FL; his voice, humor, wit, and intelligence being a major asset. As a young teenager, he taught himself to play tennis during one summer vacation and this became his passion for the rest of his life. Coaching children, adults, and anyone who wanted to learn, he was a kind, patient teacher. Tommy was an avid student of biomechanics and over the years studied motions in tennis, baseball, football, golf, and athletics and he created a system of teaching that simplified all the motions naming this "Natural Tennis". He shared this method selflessly and as a result, encouraged and inspired many expert and beginner players and coaches. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Penelope Theobald and his parents, James S. May Esq, Mary Barden May King; his two brothers, James S. May Jr and Michael E. May. He is survived by his three sisters, Nancy May Tandy (Spencer Tandy), Mary Catherine King (Kay) (Charles Dale), Lorraine Maria King (Lori) (Daniel Briggs); his nephew James Napper Tandy; nieces Catherine McGrath Tandy, Shannon Lorraine May, Zena Susan Briggs, Wendy May, Tanya Bos; grandnephew Ever Tandy and grandniece India Tandy.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Thomas A. May hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

On a perfect spring morning in May, Thomas Allen May (Tom) passed away in his sleep in Purdys, NY after a long illness, a few days before his seventy-sixth birthday. His lifelong academic achievements began as a young man graduating from Resurrection Grammar School in Rye, NY in 1958 first in his class. During graduation from Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY in 1962, he received so many medals for excellence the presiding Bishop asked him to remain on the stage so the audience would not keep waiting for him to go back and forth to his seat. The entire family was awed. After high school, he graduated from Georgetown University, was drafted into the army winning the outstanding trainee trophy in basic training, and then was assigned to intelligence at the Pentagon. After his discharge, he worked at ABC News in Washington, DC. Eventually, he became a radio personality in Palm Beach FL; his voice, humor, wit, and intelligence being a major asset. As a young teenager, he taught himself to play tennis during one summer vacation and this became his passion for the rest of his life. Coaching children, adults, and anyone who wanted to learn, he was a kind, patient teacher. Tommy was an avid student of biomechanics and over the years studied motions in tennis, baseball, football, golf, and athletics and he created a system of teaching that simplified all the motions naming this "Natural Tennis". He shared this method selflessly and as a result, encouraged and inspired many expert and beginner players and coaches. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Penelope Theobald and his parents, James S. May Esq, Mary Barden May King; his two brothers, James S. May Jr and Michael E. May. He is survived by his three sisters, Nancy May Tandy (Spencer Tandy), Mary Catherine King (Kay) (Charles Dale), Lorraine Maria King (Lori) (Daniel Briggs); his nephew James Napper Tandy; nieces Catherine McGrath Tandy, Shannon Lorraine May, Zena Susan Briggs, Wendy May, Tanya Bos; grandnephew Ever Tandy and grandniece India Tandy.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Thomas A. May hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

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