Cumberland—H. May Resh, 75, of Cumberland passed away on Christmas Day at her home.

Born in Cumberland, MD on March 19, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Tonie Lee and Elsia Mae (Lewis) Shaffer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Resh, Jr.; grandson, Clevin Resh; sister, Margaret Anderson and husband William; and brothers-in-law, William Kash and William Buchanan.

May was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School class of 1960.  While in high school, she was a cheerleader, was and very active in many school activities. For many years, May was an administrative assistant at the Kelly Springfield Tire Company. She was a 50 year member of the Cresaptown United Methodist Church, and a charter member of the Cresaptown Eagles Auxiliary #2883. As a member of the Auxiliary, May served as president of the organization. She was also a member of the Kelly Girls, Order of the Eastern Star Mountain Star Chapter #15, and the Pythian Sisters Morning Star Chapter #1. As a member of the Pythian Sisters, May was the Past Most Excellent Chief, and she was the Past Grand Chief for the State of Maryland.

She is survived by her children, Charles W. “Billy” Resh, III and wife Brenda, Mercersburg, PA, Robert A. Resh and wife Linda, Shadyside, MD, and Douglas L. Resh, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Nick, Joey, Justin, Lindsay, Charles William “Will” Resh IV, Britney, and Chevelle;  four great-grandchildren; brothers, William Shaffer and wife Carlotta, Cumberland, James Shaffer and wife Barbara, Cresaptown, and Glen Shaffer and wife Sheila, Cresaptown; sisters, Virginia Kash, Lebanon, OH, and Dora Jean Buchanan, LaVale.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Highway, SW, Cresaptown, on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 4-7 P.M. The members of the Eagles Auxiliary will conduct their memorial service on Friday evening at 7 P.M. The Pythian Sisters will conduct their memorial service on Friday evening at 7:30 P.M.  Both memorial services will be conducted at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 11 A.M. with Rev. Harold R. McClay officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be William Buchanan, Jr., Gary McKenzie, Jonathan McKenzie, James Shaffer, Jr., Dave Wiechert, and Charles W. Resh, IV.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Schwab Cancer Center, the staff of Dr. Yin’s, and the Western Maryland Home Hospice – especially Morgan and Carrie for the kind, compassionate care they had given May during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor May’s memory may make contributions to the Grand Temple of Maryland Pythian Sisters c/o Joyce Dilks, 8394 William Drive, Frederick, MD  21704. These donations will be going to the Grand Project, “Acting Out for ALS” in memory of H. May Resh.

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