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John J. Hayes, age 90 of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 3, 1926 in Cleveland. Elyria has been his home his entire married life of 67 years.

John served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of St. Jude Church in Elyria. In his younger years he was a self-employed Plasterer. He retired from the Elyria City Schools where he worked in the maintenance department for many years. . He enjoyed fishing on his boat on Lake Erie. His greatest joy was his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Margaret (nee Campagna); two daughters Starlene Hayes, and Jean (Randy) Smith both of Elyria; a son John (Marianne) Hayes of Wellington; grandchildren Megan (Dan) Flanagan, and Jamie (Sean) Darling; and great grandchildren Alison, Ryan, and Jack.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, and by his parents.

Private graveside services at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria will be held for the family where the Elyria VFW Post #1079 will provide full military honors.

The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria is in charge of arrangements.

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Russell Panchak
sent Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:57
Deepest sympathies.
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