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Frostburg, MD – Bruce W. May, 87, of Frostburg passed away Saturday May 20, 2023, at UPMC Western Maryland.
Born March 20, 1936, in Cumberland; he was a son of the late Ross Eugene and Mary Catherine (Witt) May. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene May.
Survived by his wife of 65 years, Marie (Fisher) May; daughters, Kelly May (Don Magee) of Springfield, VA; Tia Bingaman (Brent) of Greencastle, PA; grandson, Evan Bingaman (Kelsey) of Harrisburg, PA; sisters, Sandra Fitzgerald of Danbury, CT, Catherine Ohle of Leesburg, VA.
Bruce received his B.S. from Frostburg State Teachers College, Certificate of Drivers Education from American University, and an M.S. from Frostburg State. His master’s thesis was an outdoor school program, which became a full- fledged program for Allegany County that continues to the present.
During his teaching career, he taught for two years in Frederick, Maryland schools. In1960, he and Marie moved back to Frostburg. He taught at Mt. Savage 1960-62, and became one of the first elementary physical education teachers in Allegany County, for Frostburg Area Elementary Schools. 1962-71 During the same years, he directed and taught at the Allegany County Outdoor School. He taught physical education from 1971-1979 at Braddock Junior High. Served as Vice Principal at Mt. Savage from 1979-83, and served as principal at Flintstone from 1983-86, and Fort Hill from 1986-93. One of his greatest accomplishments at Fort Hill was the renovation project, which garnered the attention of the Governor of Maryland. After retiring from Maryland in 1993, he returned to Hyndman, where he was the principal from 1993-98, ending a 40- year career in education.
As a student at Hyndman, Bruce was an exceptional basketball player. His scoring records, including 57 points in a single game and 1881 career total points, stood from 1954-1993. He was inducted into the Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Bruce officiated college and high school basketball for many years, and he was president of the Basketball Officials Board for the Tri- state.
With his many achievements in education and athletics, Bruce was most proud of his wife, Marie, and daughters, Kelly and Tia, who all became teachers.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman Friday May 26, 2023 from 12 to 2 p.m., where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m
Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.