Steven Douglas May

January 5, 1965 - September 13, 2021 West Grove, PA | Age 56 Loving Son, Husband, Father, Brother and Friend

Steven Douglas May, of West Grove, PA, also warmly known as “Steve”, was called home to be with the Lord and his savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday September 13, 2021. He was born in the town of Elkton, located in Todd County Kentucky on January 5, 1965.

Steven spent the first 21 years of his life in Owensboro and Utica Kentucky, where he met his soul mate and eventual lifelong wife, Deanie L. Crowson. Steven and Deanie moved to Philadelphia, PA and eventually settled in West Grove, PA to raise 3 children in a house that Steven had built, to which the family still calls “home” to this day. Steven took great pride in his professional career in fiber-optics technology and telecommunications. If you knew Steven, you knew that his family and home meant absolutely everything to him.

Steven attended Daviess County High School where he played a wide array of positions for his football team. Additionally, Steven presented his creative and intelligent mind by participating as President of the Junior Achievement Club. This was displayed in his love for reverse engineering vehicles, appliances, and machinery only to rebuild them to understand how they worked, as well as how to improve them. Steven also served as a chaplain of The Patriot News.

Steven was preceded in death by his great grandparents Herman and Trutie Tucker; grandparents John W. and Anna S. May; grandparents Fredrick J. Kroeger and Virginia L. Tucker.

Steven leaves to cherish his memories: mother, Linda L. Howard; father, James. D. Howard; brother, Barry W. Swift; sister, Vicki L. Ellis; his wife of 35 years, Deanie L. May; son, Joshua A. May; son, Waylon A. May; daughter, Jordan A. May.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday evening, September 21, 2021 and again from 10:00 to 11:00 on Wednesday morning, September 22, 2021 at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 State Road, West Grove, PA. His Funeral service will follow at 11:00, Burial will be private. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE WORN.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390

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Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA

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Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene

240 State Road
West Grove, PA 19390



September 21, 2021 5:00-7:00 Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene
240 State Road
West Grove, PA 19390

Mask are required and must be worn.


September 22, 2021 10:00-11:00 Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene
240 State Road
West Grove, PA 19390

Funeral Service

September 22, 2021 11:00 Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene
240 State Road
West Grove, PA 19390


Burial will be private.


  1. Dear Mrs May, Im am so sorry for the lost of your beloved Husband, He was as you know a great man and father. I had the fortunate gift to have known him from patriot news. Sorry but chat was not allowed that night in patriot news to speak to you personally and send our condolances or share our stories about (scope) as he was known in Patriot News as chaplain scope. He gave such beautifull prayers and always uplifted thoes in need. He will sorely be missed by my fellow chatters. May the good Lord give you family strength and courage for the coming days and give you peace and understanding. He spoke of his family so much with so much love, we at patriot news felt we knew you all. May God bless and keep youin his light.

    Molly | September 22, 2021 at 12:28 PM
  2. Thoughts & prayers for Steve and family! Remember his enthusiasm & leadership when he was in Junior Achievement. He had May great experience but I think the time he got to fly around Bloomington on Exxon’s Corp jet during NAJAC was one the best!
    Praying for all of you!
    John Meister
    Former Executive Director
    Junior Achievement of Owensboro, Inc.

    John Meister | September 22, 2021 at 9:36 AM
  3. Deanie, Josh, Waylon & Jordan,
    We are so heartbroken over the loss of “Mr. Steve.” Kyle was so fortunate to have grown up around and with him, he loved him so. We were lucky to have known him, even if for a little while. He is watching over all of you and always with you. You are all in our daily prayers. xox

    Liz & Kyle Luke | September 21, 2021 at 9:03 PM
  4. Steve May was a dear friend and great person. I can’t begin to think of all of the fun times we’ve shared over the years. Raising our kids, going out with our wives, New Years Eve, grilling on the patio and laughing, ..always laughing and having a good time. He was a family man and I believe, always happiest at home with his family around him. Steve knew how things worked, and how to fix things. He was always there to help out, lend a hand, or he’d be standing in the driveway the next morning with the tool you needed. At a time when great friends are hard to come by, we sure hate to lose a good friend like Steve May. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this time of loss, but we are hoping for a time when we can share happier memories..

    Steven & Joyce Jost | September 21, 2021 at 5:39 PM
  5. Deannie
    Ed and I are so sorry to hear of your loss as Steve was a great neighbor
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time
    Sandy Kavanagh

    Sandy Kavanagh | September 21, 2021 at 2:08 PM
  6. So, sorry for you loss. Steve was a Great guy in High School. Thoughts and Prayers to you all !

    Julie Thompson | September 20, 2021 at 1:52 PM
  7. My bus riding school friend and one time boyfriend back in the day…I always wondered where he landed after his time in Owensboro. Steve was a kind and gentle soul and friend to all at DCHS…he will be missed. my deepest sympathies and prayers to his loved ones during this difficult time. Rest In Peace my friend

    Lori Cleaver | September 20, 2021 at 1:13 PM
  8. So sorry for your loss. I remember Steven with fond memories ranging from school to motorcycles. Keeping your family in our prayers.

    Jeff Libs | September 20, 2021 at 7:37 AM
  9. We are so sorry and heartbroken at the loss of Steve. He was a dear friend who influenced our lives which we will always be grateful. To see the love he had for Deanie, Josh, Waylon, and Jordan was inspirational. He will be in our hearts always. With much love., Dawn & Danny, Sarahmarie & Heather Rose Ciarrocchi

    Dawn & Danny Ciarrocchi | September 19, 2021 at 5:12 PM

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