Christopher R. May

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, May 27, 1983
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Age:
40 years old

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Date: Saturday April 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

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Date: Saturday April 27, 2024
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

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Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, May 27, 1983
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Age:
40 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, May 27, 1983
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Age:
40 years old

Christopher R. May

Christopher Robert May – Rochester

We share with great sadness that Christopher “Chris” Robert May, 40, of Rochester, MN passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

Chris was born in Rochester on May 27, 1983 to Robert and Pamela (Paulios) May. He was the first and, as he liked to tell us, “favorite grandchild” in the May family. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 2002. After high school he enrolled in the carpentry program at Rochester Community College. He lived in Rochester all his life.

Chris was a talented carpenter and loved to share his knowledge. He spent time patiently showing his nephew how to work with tools. They had such fun together.

He was quick to lend a helping hand to a friend when they needed him. When Chris was feeling well, it was easy to see how wonderful he was. He had such a big heart and a great smile. He was a much-loved son, protective big brother, loving uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to so many who cared about him.

Chris will be most remembered for being an accomplished outdoorsman. There are not many people who loved fishing and hunting more than he did. Chris knew all the best fishing and hunting spots. The Paulios family cabin was one of his favorite places to be. He cooked and ate all the fish and game that he harvested.

Chris was great with kids.  He loved to help them learn about hunting, fishing, and carpentry. He helped his nephew catch his first fish and outfitted him with a fishing pole and the best stocked tackle box a four-year-old could ask for.

Chris is survived by his parents, his sister Amy (James) Teigland, nephew Arthur and niece Millicent, his dog Vapor, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jack and Mary May and Mike and Mary Paulios, his uncle Dan Paulios, and his dog Sierra.

Our hearts are forever broken. Chris had so much more living to do. He will be forever loved and forever missed.

Memorial donations can be made in his name through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org or to the family for a memorial donation in his name to help kids learn to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors like he did.

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Bob and Pam,


Our hearts ache with yours.  Courage and faith going forward. 


Mark and Coleen

If I remember anything about my years in high school with Chris, it would be his infectious smile, goofy and witty demeanor, and just general kindness. His smile made you smile. ❤️ Chris is greatly missed and I’m saddened I won’t have the chance to see him again and catch up like we did at our 20 year class reunion. Rest, dear friend. 

I am so very sorry to learn of Chris's loss. I'll always remember playing together as children on 13th avenue. My sincere condolences. -- Megan Eagen-Jones 

So very sorry for your loss.


Had the pleasure of calling him a friend in highschool and after. "A gentleman and a scholar" he would like to say.


Always a great stand up guy. 


 

Pam and family, I am so sorry for your terrible loss of Chris. He sounds like an amazing person. My deepest sympathy to you all and will keep you in prayers. 

Bob, Pam, Amy and family,


We were so sorry to hear about Chris.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Tony and Nadine Goergen

Bob and Family


 


I was so sorry to see this, I remember coaching him in baseball and having Bob help me. He was a great person and will be missed. It has been many years but he will be remembered. Your family will be in our prayers. 


 


Randy Blake

My heart is overflowing with sadness for all who knew Chris. I am a friend of his aunt who shared how loving and giving he was. And so talented. He will be missed. I am dedicating my rosaries to him and the family asking God to give you the strength needed as you lay him to rest. 

My heart is overflowing with sadness for all who knew Chris. I am a friend of his aunt who shared how loving and giving he was. And so talented. He will be missed. I am dedicating my rosaries to him and the family asking God to give you the strength needed as you lay him to rest. 

Sending love and many prayers on you and your family's behalf. What a heartbreaking loss. I'm here if you ever need me. 

My thoughts and parents are with the family, Chris was an amazing guy who always kind, caring and helpful. He will definitely be missed. It was an honor to know him

We do not know each other;however I was compelled to write as I could feel your heartbreak as I read about your beloved Christopher.  I am so very sorry - for you and for Chris - who, indeed, had so much more to not only live, but to offer.  I will not give your platitudes regarding his death - simply condolences.  I will carry you in my heart with prayers of love, hope , healing and strength.  

Sending love and many prayers on you and your family's behalf. What a heartbreaking loss. I'm here if you ever need me. 

Bob, Pam & family,

We are very sorry to read of Chris’ passing.  Our deepest sympathy.

Our Son Cory, played on a youth football team with Chris that was coached by Tom Zachary.

Bob & Shelley Wiltgen

  I am so sorry for your loss.

Pam and family, 


This makes me so sad, my heart breaks for all of you. I have passed the info along to Mike and some of the old cross-country gang. Deepest Sympathy.


Hugs, Carol Fitzgerald 

Pam and family, 


This makes me so sad, my heart breaks for all of you. I have passed the info along to Mike and some of the old cross-country gang. Deepest Sympathy.


Hugs, Carol Fitzgerald 

Very sorry about Chris' passing. My sincere condolences to Bob, Pam, and the entire family.