Obituary of John A. Hayes
John Arthur Hayes, 79, a lifelong resident of Burgoyne Rd., passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 19, 2023 surrounded by his family.
Born at home on October 27, 1944 he was the son of the late Howard and Helen (Hutchinson) Hayes.
John was a 1962 graduate of Schuylerville Central High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Karen Ellis Hayes April 9, 1966.
John was a dairy farmer for a number of years, he drove school bus for Schuylerville School, and was a mailman for the Schuylerville Post Office retiring March 30, 2007. He was on the Board of Office of the Aging, volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 16 years, and was President of Prospect Hill Cemetery in Schuylerville. He loved his community, harness horse racing, and enjoyed going to the Schuylerville High School Basketball games.
Survivors in addition to his wife of 57 years, Karen Hayes of Schuylerville, include his son, Tim Hayes (Megan Moschgat) of Midway Kentucky; and his daughter, Julie Hayes Hagan (Joe Sherman) of Schuylerville. He was the proud grandfather to Melissa Lynn Lamicq of Charlston, SC, Tyler Hayes (Ashley Borrero) of Lando Lakes, FL, and Colleen “Michael” Hayes of Washington, PA; and great grandfather to Collette and Camille Lamicq and Elliot Hayes. He is also survived by his sister, Alma Westcott of Schuylerville as well as several nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 11-2pm at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville, followed by a service at 2pm. A celebration of his life will be held from 3-6pm at the American Legion, Clancy St., Schuylerville following the service.
Interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials can be made in his name to Prospect Hill Cemetery, PO Box 21, Schuylerville, NY 12871.