Thomas P May passed away early last week surrounded by his family and his wife Kathleen. He was 87. Tom grew up in Wisconsin with brothers: S. John (CathyLynn), James P. (Carol) and Michael (deceased) and his sisters: Elizabeth, Mary, Kathleen, and Jane. He had a life long love of anything Ireland. At Notre Dame Glee Club, he sang often continued with is his high school quartet where continued to sing long after graduation. He settled in Washington after serving in the Army. He had a passion for waterskiing that continued well after retirement from Boeing. While at Boeing he obtained his Masters at UW, joined the Boeing Golf League, and moved to Mercer Island raising a family. He was an active member of St. Monica’s, volunteering at church, choir, supporting and organizing the auction. He had a passion volunteering his time to support the Nortre Dame Alumuni Club, United Way, Friends of the Needy and many other efforts. In retirement he enjoyed spending time with friends and family sharing meals and finding wines to try. His greatest joy was his faith and family. He was blessed with two grandchildren; Wyatt and Jared. He is survived by his wife Kathleen and their five children: Sue (Jeff), Jane, James (Kathie), Thomas (Carrie), Theresa, (Steve). After Tom was diagnosed with cancer he was able to travel to Wisconsin and see his brothers and sisters, it was one of his greatest joys. The Celebration of life will be at Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue, and Gaffney Funeral Home, Tacoma Washington. Due to COVID restrictions this will be a private event. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite Food Bank.
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