John Dickinson May, 81, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Albany Medical Center from a pulmonary embolism following surgery.
Dick was born in Los Angeles in 1932, and grew up in the Bay Area. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1954, and obtained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Dick taught political science at Yale and the University of Chicago before moving to Australia in 1972 to take a position at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, where he raised his family and played golf year round.
He settled in Catskill in 1998 where, since the golfing season is sadly truncated, he became actively involved in local affairs, writing the SeeingGreene blog regularly from 2004 through 2013.
Dick leaves his loving wife of 14 years, Lisa Fox Martin; three sons: Jason, Colin and Peter; six grandchildren: Jessica, Gabriel, Devin, Cassandra, Everett and Duncan; and two stepdaughters: Lexy Funk and Jenny Levy.
Donations in his name can be made to the Thomas Cole House, Catskill, NY.
In his memory, the SeeingGreene blog will remain online at this site in perpetuity.