Thomas R. Hayes

Thomas HayesThomas R. Hayes, 70, of 388 Main Street, Kersey, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a lengthy illness.

He was born January 25, 1946, in Ridgway, son of the late John Harvey and Agnes Marie Gustafson Hayes. He was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1963, and a graduate of Computer Technical School in Pittsburgh.  He was a former computer programmer at Airco and was a retired product manager at Carbon Graphite.  For the past 10 years, he was a self-employed insurance inspector.

On January 21, 1967, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Angelia L. Parisi, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Christopher J. Hayes and his wife Lorie of Durham, NC, Bryan T. Hayes and his wife Mary Jane of Weedville, and Eric R. Hayes and his wife Kathy Jo of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Patrick Hayes, Travis Hayes, Lanes Hayes, Wyatt Hayes, Brandon Grotzinger, and Isaac Hayes; six step grandchildren, D. J. Bauer, Justin Bauer, Mallory Bauer, Taylor Ehrensberger, Faith Ehrensberger, and Devin Ehrensberger; two step great grandchildren, Dylan Bauer and Teddy Bauer; and by a sister, Patty Marie Hayes of Kersey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carla Marie Himes.

Tom was a member of the St. Boniface Church and was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to take rides and go to the beach.  He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the ALS Association of Western PA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209, or Dup 15q Alliance 2016 (Autism Awareness), PO Box 674, Fayetteville, NY  13066.

Gerri Ireland April 10, 2016 at 2:04 pm

I am so sorry that your father passed away, Chris! May all of your memories, of loving moments you all have shared with him, help you get through the emptiness of his absence. Thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family, especially, during this difficult time.

Candy & John Lanzel April 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm

So sorry for your loss, prayers to the family.

Jeanine Burgess Gilson April 11, 2016 at 6:51 am

I’m so sorry. Sending peace.

Chris Lilja April 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

Dear Angie and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. There are no words that can fill that empty place in your heart; time and prayer and family and friends are there for you now. Tom is at peace after a brave battle.


Terry Adams April 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Our prayers are with Angie, Chris, Brian and Eric. Tom was a truly remarkable person who was such a large part of our lives in St. Marys back in 1984. Great company and a tremendous sense of humour,
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam – Rest in Peace.

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