Howard M. May J.D. ’72 was born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Julius and Marie May. He grew up in Pacific Palisades and graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science in 1967. He then moved to Honduras, where he learned Spanish and served in the Peace Corps, an experience which would influence the rest of his life. After graduating from SCU, he spent the next 45 years of his legal career defending injured workers as a worker’s compensation attorney. He championed vulnerable, limited-nglish speakers and volunteered in the Hispanic community. Since 1982, he was in private practice in San Jose; his wife, Patricia Uro-May, will continue his practice. A lifelong sports lover and later devoted triathlete, he eventually limited himself to swimming and participating in open water events. He was an active member of Congregation Shir Hadash for 30 years, which provided him and his family with support and solace during his final months. Howard passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Dec. 23, 2017, after a valiant battle against pancreatic cancer. His wife, Patricia; daughters Blaine May, Alexandra, and Juliana Uro-May; and dog, Lulu, survive him. He is missed as well by friends, clients, neighbors, and colleagues.

08 Nov 2018