Gerald "Jerry" May

  • Born: January 25, 1962
  • Died: May 13, 2022
  • Location: Wildwood, New Jersey

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald "Jerry" May, 60, of Philadelphia passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2022. He was born January 25, 1962 in Philadelphia to Joseph and Theresa May (nee – Dwyer). Jerry is the beloved husband of 33 years of Gina May (nee – Jhinis); father of Jerry May and his wife Donna, Heather Keller and her husband Mark Keller, Jr, and Kaitlyn May; grandfather of Dylan, Cadence, Miley and Mason ; great-grandfather of Roman; brother of Joey May and his wife Bernadette, Gary May and his wife Dayna, and Debbie Gallagher and her husband Ernie; son-in-law of Ethel Jhinis; he is also survived by a loving extended family including many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was raised and educated in Philadelphia, a proud graduate of Frankford High School Class of 1980, where he wore #68 on his football jersey. He was a longtime employee of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, steadily moving through the ranks over his 36-year tenure with the organization, retiring in 2019 as an acting Deputy Commissioner.

Family and friends are invited to Jerry's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 19 from 10:00 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anselm's Church, located at 12650 Dunks Ferry Road, Philadelphia. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family hopes charitable donations in Jerry's name can be made to either The Eagles Autism Foundation or to the Alzheimer's Association.