Gwendolyn A. May

September 16, 1927August 23, 2011


Gwendolyn A. (nee Abrahamsen), age 83 of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. A graduate of Cedar Crest College and Bucknell University, she loved gardening, playing golf throughout the world with her late husband, and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her grace, her kindness and her love for her family. Devoted wife of the late Jack May; mother of Ann (Hud) Moore, John (Jeanne), Susan (Rick) Eckman, and Elizabeth (Edward) Gieske; also survived by 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Neighborhood Hospice Services, 400 E. Marshall Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Berwyn, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at Waynesborough Country Club.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gwendolyn A. May

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Tina & Sue T Stonewall Links

September 4, 2011

Although we can't be with you while you remember your mother, you are in our thoughts. We will miss Mrs.May

August 31, 2011

Aunt Gwennie, you were so dear to my parents. I will forever be grateful for the compassionate care you gave my dad. I hope that my son and daughter take care of each other as well as you two did.
Patience Fisher

John Moore

August 30, 2011

Gran, You were the glue that kept this family together. It is because of you that we have such a tight and strong knit family. I will miss you forever and you will always be in my heart. Thank you for everything and all the wonderful memories. I wish all people were as kind and loving as you. The world would be a much better place.

Donna Ujvari

August 29, 2011

Gwen, Oh how I miss you. You were such a beautiful person inside and out! You always told me I was your friend, not a caregiver and that meant so much to me. I feel I have known you forever. We shared many good times together and lots of laughs. I am glad you have no more pain and will never be short of breath again. I will miss you always and I love you Gwen.

Sandy Lazovitz

August 29, 2011

Bets, I'll always remember your mom with a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. She was one of a kind; a truly special person. She'll be missed by anyone whose life she touched.

Andrew May

August 28, 2011

Granny, you were an inspirational and strong woman; Nana would be proud. I made many mistakes in life, but you never judged me and loved me more for those mistakes. I can honestly say, you shaped my philosophies on life more than any other person. I am so elated that your energy, along with my other grand parents, are embedded in my two beautiful children. Catch you on the flip side, Gran. I love you.

Andrew May

August 28, 2011


Alice Lindsay

August 26, 2011

My condolences to the family of Gwen, my dear and loving friend; a beautiful, gracious and astute woman with a quick wit and sparkling personality; we enjoyed our
'lunch dates' together. We would reminisce about Jack, worry some about our children, praise our grandchildren, share a few sorrows, and, did I mention, our Jack stories? Your parents were a gift to me; they enhanced my life; I loved them both.

Alice Lindsay

Susan Seccombe Cox

August 26, 2011

On behalf of the Cedar Crest College community, I extend to you our heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Susan Seccombe Cox, Executive Director of Alumnae Affairs

Maryanne Lindsay-Purcell

August 26, 2011

I am the daughter of Alice Lindsay who worked for Mr. May for 24 years. During that time she bacame so fond of Mrs. May. My mother loved her dearly and they had a wonderful friendship. She will be missed by my mother and the multitude of those that cared so much for her.
Maryanne Lindsay-Purcell and Family