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Gerald May, Fisher-Price senior product engineer; June 8, 1955 -- June 19, 2012

Gerald Arthur "Jerry" May, of Colden, a senior product engineer for Fisher-Price, died Tuesday in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was 57.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1973 graduate of Hamburg High School. After graduation, he began working for Fisher-Price as a forklift driver and advanced to the engineering department.

He was a standout baseball player as a youth in Boston and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched for the Niagara Falls Pirates in the New York-Penn League for one season in 1975.

A dedicated outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing and spending time at his cabin in Canada.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former Jacqueline Haney; two daughters, Sabrina M. and Sandra A.; two sons,

Gerald M. and Garrett A.; his parents, Arthur and Martha; and a sister, Dianna Southward.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 6895 Boston Cross Road, Boston.

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