Marty May Has Lost his Battle(Includes Obituary)
Jan. 05, 2018


Article by Lynette Coil

We were sadened to receive the news that Marty May from Clark County Beagle Club and Cedar View Beagles passed away last night. We thank Tom Belcher, Jim Davis and Rodney Smith for notifying us.

Marty May was a very dedicated and devoted beagler in his healthier years. He was partner with Tom Enzweiler when they won the 15" Female Purina Award with Capel Hill Debbie. You never went to a trial at Clark County that Marty wasn't there, whether it be Lima, Miami Valley, Hamilton-Middleton, etc., and any other club that ran at Clark County. Marty and his wife, Ida who did the kitchen for years were working til his health and age no longer allowed him to. He supported trials in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, etc. He was always smiling and his friend Pat Boyle would take him to the trials, when he no longer could go himself. We were glad to see him and Pat last fall at Ottawa River's License Trial. They made quite a team and we all appreciated their support.

Marty has fought a long and courageous battle through his latter years and we are going to miss him. He was recently in the hospital and God saw he was suffering and brought him to peace; so there was no more pain and suffering. His devotion and dedication to our sport is greatly appreciated; and we thank him for all his work and lessons through the years. You were not only a memory, but a true treasure to many of us.  You will forever be in our hearts and will live on in our memories.

Rest In Peace my friend and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ida, daughter, Kim, their family and friends.

Loving Memory of

Marty May

1932 - 2018

MAY, Martin R. "Marty", 85, of Huber Heights, passed away January 5, 2018. He was born January 10, 1932 in Dayton, the son of the late Martin F. and Elizabeth May. Marty was an Air Force veteran and served our great country in the Korean War. He was employed by General Motors for 33 years. He also owned Marty's Sinclair Station on Rt. 48 in the late 1950s. Marty will be remembered for his love of life, smile, and giving nature.

Marty met no strangers; everyone was a friend. Brace Beagling was the sport he loved. He was a member and president of Clark County Beagle Club for many years. He had several Field Champions over the years and co-owned the Purina Award Winner in 2006.

There was no "in-law" or "step" with Marty. Family is family. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Ida; daughter and son, Kim and Robert Croft; grandson, Bobby Croft; great-grandsons, Mason and Tyler Croft; and faithful beagle, Patti Kake. Marty is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews, Buddy, Linda, Jessica, Doug, Lucas, Bill, Kim, Kayla, Ashley, Nick, Jen, and Reagan. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy and niece, Joani. There are also many cherished friends, neighbors, and beagle buddies from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Pennsylvania who held a special place in Marty's life.

In addition to his parents, Marty was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and J Cockerham.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors who cared for Marty, Dr. Jain, Dr. Mullapudi, Dr. Odunsi, Dr. Shah, and Dr. Wenzke.

Celebration of Marty's Life will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Newcomer Funeral - Beavercreek Chapel (3380 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek) at 1:30pm. Visitation will be held for two hours prior (11:30am - 1:30pm). Please dress casually, as Marty would have wanted. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marty's memory to Honor Flight Dayton, 200 Canary Ct., Enon, Ohio 45323. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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Burr Oak Sweet Charlotte finished with 5 Wins and after placing 4th in the 15" Females. Posed by Owner Patrick Boyle and his friend, Marty May

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