Richard "Dick" May

Richard "Dick" May, age 79 years of Port Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006 at Cedar Gardens in Cedarburg where he resided for the past several weeks. He was born Dec. 15, 1926 in Port Washington, son of John and Anne Pierringer May. After graduating from Port Washington High School in 1944 he joined the U.S. Navy, serving his country in the Philippines during World War II. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Dayton on Nov. 27, 1948. She preceded him in death in 2004.

Dick began working for WI Bell telephone company in 1946 until retiring in 1985. He was an active member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, serving as an usher for over 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Van Ells-Schanen Post 82 Port Washington where he was active in the honor guard. He was a former member of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Dick enjoyed golfing, bowling, his flower garden and yard and was an avid duck hunter. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dick is survived by his son Mark (Lyn) May of Grafton; four grandchildren Carrie Jo (Koby) Scheel of Grafton, Todd (friend Carol) Liebenstein of Eagle River, Craig (Lisa) Liebenstein of Grafton and Brianne (friend Jeff) May of Indialantic, Fla.; five great-grandsons Brennan, Kenton, Cameron, Nicholas and Jacob; one sister Doris Doll of San Angelo, Texas; two brothers Eugene May of Monterey, Calif. and John Jr. (Joan) May of Oshkosh; sister-in-law Mary (the late William) May of Grafton; two brothers-in-law Robert (Darlene) Dayton and Daniel Dayton Jr., both of Shawano. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be Friday evening, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington with the Rev. Pat Wendt officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ducks Unlimited or Make A Wish Foundation appreciated.