Ronald P. May Memorial Service Celebration of Life Remembrance
Ron May passed June 23, 2013.
The May Family is having a Memorial Service with a Remembrance Celebration of Life Toast for Ron. Hopefully, you can stop by, pay respects, commiserate about Ron’s life’s journey and adventures and even bury the hatchet.
The May family cannot say enough about the community’s generous outpouring of tributes, moving, and funny comments made in a number of internet posts. Thank you everyone for letting us know how Ron touched your life and what he meant to you.
He truly made an impact with the community, friends, colleagues and the debates and bantering will be missed.
***** When: Thursday, July 25th, 2013. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Prayers and Rabbi Service starting at 4:45 p.m.
***** Where:THE ARTISAN CELLAR, 222 Merchandise Mart Plz, Suite 116 (First Floor, located right inside the South Door Entrance of the Mart), Chicago 60654
Phone 312.527.5810 http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-artisan-cellar-chicago?start=40
Drinks and appetizers will be served.
RSVP. Tickets are free. We need you to register to get a head count. Anyone is welcome to come. ronmayservice.eventbrite.com
In lieu of flowers, please donate anything you’re able to:
The American Diabetes Association Ron May Tribute link: http://tinyurl.com/lbcrnb7
If you would like to leave a comment or note regarding a Ron May moment, anecdote, or as many has shared, your first time meeting Ron, we will try and post it during the service.
Ron May Memory Comment link here: http://tinyurl.com/mvr5las
Parking is limited with the Mart out in front. If you want to drop someone off or need to park for a few minutes, valet in front may accommodate. Let them know you’re going to the Wine Shop for a memorial service.
Parking is also available at the corner of Kinzie and Wells. www.spothero.com is a good place to get a parking spot as well.
As luck (if you can call it that) would have it, a Tech Cocktail event that same night at the Mart is happening, so let them carry on the old Ron legacy for all it’s worth, after our service.
Ron will leave this world remembered not as a misunderstood s*it disturber but an avuncular fellow that everyone remembers fondly.
As Ron may have said: “Happy trails and give me your card when I see you again.”
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Here are some of the Ron May Tributes and Remembrance links:
Who is Ron May, and what was his impact on Chicago's tech community?
John Pletz for Crain's Chicago Business: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130624/BLOGS11/130629906/tech-blogger-mays-final-scoop-his-own-death
Ron May: Digital Social Pioneer . some nice thoughts courtesy of Christopher Rollyson: http://rollyson.net/ron-may-digital-social-pioneer/
Brian Mayer, Co-Founder and CTO at the Creative Action Network in San Francisco: http://brianmayer.com/2013/06/a-few-words-about-ron-may/
Jason Fried, Co-Founder of 37signals: http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3548-ron-may-signs-off
Chicago Venture Magazine: http://chicagoventuremagazine.com/2013/06/25/may-is-gone/
Jeff Carter, angel investor: http://pointsandfigures.com/2013/06/25/rip-ron-may/
Matt Roush of the WWJ Technology Report in Detroit: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/06/24/matts-favorites-rip-ron-may-statue-spins-quite-the-view-and-much-more/
Frank Gruber, CEO of Tech Cocktail: http://tech.co/ron-may-chicago-tech-reporter-dies-2013-06
Andrew Huff of Gapers Block: http://gapersblock.com/merge/archives/2013/06/24/rip-ron-may/
Tamale Chica Chronicles: http://www.tamalechica.com/2013/06/26/ron-may-an-icon-in-the-chicago-high-tech-community/
J.A. Ginsburg: http://www.builtinchicago.org/blog/original-voice