May E. Wallins
Date of Passing: May 3rd, 2016leave a condolence read condolences
May E. Wallins 1921-2016 May E. Wallins, 94, of Utica, formerly of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, surrounded by her family. May was born on October 12, 1921, in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Isidore and Sadie Cohen Elkinson. She received her education in New York City schools and attended City College of New York. On December 14, 1947, in Brooklyn, May married her husband of 54 years, Irving N. "Sonny" Wallins. Mr. and Mrs. Wallins resided in Watertown for over 50 years, and for many years Mrs. Wallins was an assistant librarian for various elementary schools within the Watertown City School District. They relocated to Utica in 1998 to be closer to family. Mr. Wallins passed away August 20, 2002. May was very active in her children's lives and was a longtime member of Degel Israel Synagogue in Watertown as well as an advocate and avid supporter of the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, also in Watertown. May is survived by three children, Sanford and Nina Wallins of Pembroke Pines, FL, Richard Wallins of New Hartford and Michele and Dr. Robert Schulman of New Hartford; two grandchildren, Scott and Amy Wallins of Atlanta, GA and David Schulman of Chicago, IL, a sister, Irene Kurtz of Boca Raton, FL; as well as nephews and a special niece, Sheryl Steinberg. May was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Sacks; and her brother, Joseph Elkins. The funeral will be Friday at 10 am at Temple Emanu-El, 2710 Genesee Street, Utica with Rabbi Cassi Kail officiating. Graveside services will be Friday at 2 pm at Degel Israel Synagogue Cemetery, Cook Road, Watertown. Shiva will be observed on Sunday from 2-5pm at the home of Michele and Dr. Robert Schulman, 14 Eagle Ridge Drive, New Hartford. In memory of May Wallins, kindly consider Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford. Arrangements are with the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She & my mom, Mary Soares, were neighbors and friends when she lived on So. Pleasant St. in Watertown. May persuaded Mom to take some walks in the neighborhood for exercise--something I could never get accomplished. They had a special friendship & kept in touch for several years after May moved. Mom is 99 years old & living at Summit Nursing home but still in good health. My brother, Joseph, & all of our family extend our heartfelt condolences to your family.
Michele and Bob, I was very saddened to learn of May's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss and know that my thoughts will be with you and your family.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Thomas J Saladino
We are deeply saddened to hear of May's passing. She was a friend to all and we will miss her kind spirit and warm smile. ~Friends at RCIL
May will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was a kind person and fun to be with -- we had good times bowling and playing mah jongg. I will miss her funeral since I will be out of town, but my thoughts are with you and your family.
My sincere and deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May always had a kind word for me and it was a pleasure getting to know her.
To May's family,
Please accept my deepest and sincere sympathy. Your mother always had a smile and kind word and "Raisinettes"for the office staff. May will be missed by all of her friends and especially the staff at the Brook.
Jody / Brook Property Manager