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Larry Alden May

01/11/1944 - 05/26/2022
Service Date: 10/11/2022
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona- 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85204

Larry A. May, 78 passed away on May 26, 2022 . He served in Vietnam from November 1966-67. He was wounded on July 4, 1967 and his list of medals include: Purple Heart, Air Medal, Bronze Star,  National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal.

Larry started his career as a Park Ranger at Saguaro National Park. Other assignments were: Denver Service Center, Grand Canyon National Park, Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore, Gateway National Recreation Area, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Washington D.C., and Fort Collins. He had several foreign assignments which included: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Mexico, and Australia.

Services will be on Tuesday October 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Friends and family will gather at his home on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at noon.

Larry is survived by his wife, Susan, son James and his wife, Lyn, daughter, Marcella, grandsons, Christopher and Maxwell, brothers, Tom and Bob.

Donations can be made to Alpha Association Veterans of A/2/12 1966-1967
Checks payable to Peter Filous, treasurer
277 Southbury Road
Roxbury, CT 06783
In memory of Larry May


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • So saddened by this news. He was loved by a lot of his comrades.

  • Michelle Rivera

    Susan and Marcella,
    I loved getting to know you both and Larry in the short time I was caring for him. Larry was a sweet man and my love and hugs go to you both.

  • Met Larry at gateway national recreation area, although he was my supervisor I thought of him more as a mentor. His guidance, suggestions were invaluable. Throughout this assignment Larry and I became good friends….we all knew Larry was someone special. Although we kept in touch, I now know it wasn’t enough as we sincerely miss him. We really miss his friendship, but are thankful for what we had…..a great mentor, supervisor, manager and friend. Don and Irma Spencer

  • Bill & Julie Gregg

    Susie, James, and Marci,

    So sorry. . . . The world is not the same without Larry—larger-than-life husband, father, and friend.
    Bill has vivid memories of starry nights under the desert sky that Larry loved so much. He was your fearless war hero & wounded warrior, who was fortunate to make it home to an extraordinary wife—to lean on unconditionally. Larry then dedicated the rest of his career to preserving our natural treasures, where our paths intersected in Denver. Memories will live on . . . .

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