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Brian May

d. June 3, 2020

Brian Michael May, 35 years young, was known for his big blue eyes, beautiful smile and a big heart. Sadly, Brian suddenly passed away in his home in Greenwood Lake, NY on June 3, 2020. A perfect day for Brian was spent in his boat on Greenwood Lake with his three loyal pups by his side. He also enjoyed spending time with his beloved girlfriend, especially their daily runs and walks down to the marina, or simply relaxing with the pups. Brian was selfless and would give the shirt off his back. He was shy, but funny, and was loved by all who knew him.  He spread love and led many people to know the good Lord who created him.

Whatever Brian set his mind on, he accomplished. For example:

Became a Certified Lifeguard, High School Days
Became a Master Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Advisor
Ranked Number 1 in New Jersey, High School Wrestling
Ranked in the Top 8 nationwide in High School Wrestling
Two-time All American and National Physique Committee (NPC) Amateur Bodybuilder
In 2008, Brian opened, owned and operated Essential Core, a physical therapy and personal training gym.
Ranked in the Top 3 nationwide in Bodybuilding
Passed Local Union 274’s application process, interview and 5-year apprenticeship program to become a welder in Local Union 274 and continued to complete the additional training and development to become a Journeyman in Local Union 274.

For all of us who knew Brian, he is saying, “There’s no elevator to the top. Just hard work and dedication.” Above all his accomplishments, Brian loved his friends, family and his pups Bella, Brooklyn and Bonnie.   He will be forever missed.

Brian Michael May is survived by:

Robert M. May and Loretta M. Piscopo (nee Kampka), proud and loving parents

Kyle May, devoted brother

Bruce and Joyce Kampka, loving grandparents   |   Patricia Harvey (Kampka), devoted godmother

Ralph "Butch" and Ginny Smith, loving grandparents

Trista Runnalls, loving girlfriend

Numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Due to current restrictions regarding the pandemic, funeral home attendance is limited to fifty people. Therefore, close family and friends may visit with the family at the Galante Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Ave. Caldwell on Thursday June 11 from 5-6 PM. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in the funeral home beginning at 5:30 PM. To watch the livestream of services on Thursday beginning at 5 PM eastern, please go to the Zoom app and enter Meeting ID- 89355336432 and password: 1812. Cremation will be held privately. A memorial gathering in celebration of Brian's life will be held in the near future, with details to be posted here as they come available.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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