In Memorial

Judy May

Date of Death: August 26th, 2020
6 in Elul 5780


Photo By  : Judy May, nee Berman, 78, of Riverwoods, IL, passed away peacefully at home on August 26th, surrounded by her immediate family following her courageous battle with uterine cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of Ronald for 57 wonderful years; loving mother of Julie (Ross) Weisman, Lauren (Robert) Mazursky and Rachel (Jeffrey) Switall; cherished Nana of Sydney and Michael Weisman, Alex, Annie and Jessie Mazursky, Ethan and Samantha Switall; devoted daughter of the late Aileen and Jules Berman; dear sister of Ronald (Susan) Berman; treasured aunt, cousin and friend of many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bernie's Book Bank ( or Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter ( Graveside service Monday 10 AM at Shalom Memorial Park. To leave condolences and for information, including link to view service; Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, August 31st at 10:00 am
Service Location: Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be A Blessing.

You are invited as a guest to the Viewneral™ Funeral Service for Mrs. Judy May.

Graveside service was held Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Please click the following link to view the service:

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Outdoor Shiva at the May Residence
1345 Woodland Lane
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015

Monday 2 PM to 7 PM
Tuesday 4 PM to 7 PM

Bernie’s Book Bank
917 N Shore Drive
Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044
(847) 780-7323


Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter
2200 Riverwoods Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
(847) 945-0235

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Guest Book & Memories

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September 3rd, 2020

Vinh Linh Blind Association building dedication, Vietnam Richard Paul

This is a photo of Ron and Judy in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, at the dedication of a building for the Vinh Linh Blind Association building that Ron and Judy were instrumental in funding.

~Richard Paul
~Friend, Vernon Hills, IL

August 31st, 2020

What a handsome family and a beautiful service.
Rest in Peace, Judy, rest in peace.

~Ben M. Roth
~friend, Deerfield, Il

August 31st, 2020

Dear Dr. May,

To you and your family, please accept our most sincere condolences. Mere words are not sufficient at a time like this, Judy was a lovely person and will be missed by all who knew her.
Donna and Jack

~Donna & Jack Ingold
~patients, Lake Bluff

August 31st, 2020

Dr. May: We would like to express our sincere condolences for Judy’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

~Julie, Marvin, & Sophie
~patients, Deerfield, IL

August 30th, 2020

Judy was a great person. Fun to be with and always sharing a funny story. We enjoyed sharing social time with her and Ron, and there was never a pause in our conversations. She will be missed by family of course but also by people who had the pleasure of just knowing her.

~Mike & Patti Soler
~Friend, Gurnee, Il

August 30th, 2020

Ron, so very sorry to hear about Judy. If it must happen, it is best to be at home surrounded by family.

I only have one memory of Judy. I only first met Judy last winter when Ron decided to give away some of his popcorn stuff. I think she was pleased to have more room in the garage.

~Charles Cretors
~Friend and Patient, Lake Forest, IL

August 30th, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Sending our condolences to you and your family.
Chuck and Naomi Berndt

~Chuck & Naomi Berndt
~Patients of Dr. May, Highland Park, Il.

August 30th, 2020

August 30,2020

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Wife,Mother and Grandmother. Judy will be missed by all who her. I will always remember her for our knitting and ripping sessions over the last several years and our girl trips that we also took. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Natalie Kirsch

~Natalie Kirsch
~friend, Deerfield,Illinois 60015

August 30th, 2020

Dr. May -

Sue and I want to join your many friends and long-time appreciative patients in expressing our sympathy over your loss of Judy. You two have been an amazing couple, totally devoted to each other in all aspects of your lives. We are very grateful to her kind attention to us as patients as well as your own.

With sympathy and love,
David & Sue

~Sue & David Barkhausen
~patients and friends, Lake Bluff, IL

August 29th, 2020

We are so saddened to hear about Judy's passing. Please take comfort that both of you have brought so much comfort into so many people's lives for many years! Our prayers are with you!

Our deepest sympathies!

Dan & Pat Ziemba

~Dan & Pat Ziemba
~friends, Deerfield, Illinois

August 29th, 2020

Ron,I’m so terribly sorry to learn about Judy. My heart goes out to you. You and Judy were blessed with fifty seven years together and I hope you find comfort in those memories.
My deepest sympathy, Lois

~Lois Abramson Siegel
~Friend and patient, Chicago Illinois

August 28th, 2020

Dr. May
I am so sorry for your and your families loss. May all your wonderful memories help to
make this stressful time a little easier.
Wendy Hessel

~Wendy Hessel
~patient, Vernon Hills

August 28th, 2020

Dr. May,
I just want to say how deeply sadened I was to hear of Judy's passing.
She was a lovely person and really ran that office well!
You have many years of wonderful memories and hope you will be able to focus on them.
My deepest Sympathy,
Carole Schiffer

~Carole Schiffer
~Long time Patient, Buffalo Grove, IL

August 28th, 2020

Dear Ron
We are so sorry for your loss.
Your dedication to Judy during her long fight indicates your love and dedication to her.

We send our sympathy on your families loss.

We are so sad for your entire family.

With all of our love
Janet and Richie

~Richard Mintzer
~Friend and patient, Highland Park

August 28th, 2020

it was always so much fun to come to your office and discuss what we were reading!

~char and dennis comin
~friend, buffalo grove, Illinois

August 28th, 2020

When we first moved to St. Louis Ave in 1948, we met the Bermans who lived near the middle of the block. We kids were often at Aunt Aileen's playing with Judy and Ron. Dr. Berman was our dentist. We went to Peterson Elementary and then Von Steuben High. We went our separate ways, but our paths occasionally crossed at High School reunions. Judy was always cheerful and friendly.

My favorite story is when she was at some military base in the South with her husband Ron. She gave her name as Judy May, but the clerk responded, "Judy May what, dear?"

She will be missed.

~Harry Perlstadt
~friend, Raleigh, NC

August 28th, 2020

Michael and I are so sorry for your loss, Judy was very special our thoughts and prayers are with your family

~Barbara levey
~Friend, Deerfield il

August 28th, 2020

Pam and I express our deepest condolences to the May family. We had many pleasant interactions with Judy over the years as Ron's patients. We hope that the good memories the family has will comfort all at this difficult time.

Ron Futterman

~Pam and Ron Futterman
~, Riverwoods, IL

August 28th, 2020

Henry and I were so sorry to hear about Judy's passing. We have known you for many years and are so sorry that the current state of affairs have kept us apart these last several months.

Marcey and Henry Pomerantz

~Marcey L Pomerantz
~friend, Deerfield

August 27th, 2020

 Rich Paul

Another great memory from one of our Vietnam trips... Ron and Judy with my daughter Amanda in Hoi An, Vietnam.

~Rich Paul
~Friend, Vernon Hills, IL

August 27th, 2020

 Rich Paul

Although Judy (and Ron) are close friends -- "Aunt Judy and Uncle Ron" to my kids -- my fondest memories are on our adventures to Vietnam. Judy was always a lot of fun to travel with, and it always was obvious she really was "in the moment." This just a of the hundreds of pictures that support these memories.

~Rich Paul
~Friend, Vernon Hills, IL

August 26th, 2020


From May Family

~Funeral Director, Arlington Heights


Yahrzeit Dates For Judy May

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
6th of Elul 57818/14/2021
6th of Elul 57829/2/2022
6th of Elul 57838/23/2023
6th of Elul 57849/9/2024
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