Gerald Dennis Hayden

February 10, 1948September 24, 2021

Gerald "Jerry" Hayden of Bradenton Florida passed away after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Barbara Tabner Hayden of 47 years. Jerry is also survived by his sons Chris (Hollie) Hayden of Clifton Park New York and Andy (Jen) Hayden of Greenville North Carolina. His 4 grandchildren, Zander, Mary, Makayla, and Henrik Hayden.

He was the son of the late Montieth Hayden & Alta Harnish Hayden. He was preceded in death by his brother Monte Hayden. All of Bradenton FL.

Jerry was a graduate of Watervliet high school in Watervliet NY class of 1966. He also graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York.

We would like to thank his nurse Michael who gave him the most wonderful care. And to Char, his CNA who helped "Mr. Jerry" with his care. Jerry was survived by many friends in New York and in Florida. We want to thank Michelle Flood for her love and all the care she gave Jerry his last week.

Private Services to be held later.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Tidewell Hospice 3355 26th Street West Bradenton FL 34205


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Michelle Flood

September 28, 2021

A founding member of studio 36, he loved my mismatched socks, and my Kool-Aid hair. The best super bowl party of my life, happened under his and Barb's carport. Funny, loving, and kind. You made Bob and I feel welcome from the moment we met you. We laughed so hard so many times, my sides hurt. You and Barb always had an ear when I was happy, inappropriate and especially when I was sad. I've never met more genuine, kind people. I love you dude. I'm gonna miss you. Until we meet again!


Janet Murfin

September 27, 2021

Remembering happy times when Jerry and Barbara came to the UK and we were able to meet up. You came to Wales too and we all shared some of the beautiful North Wales countryside. Thinking of Barbara and the boys. May you rest in peace Jerry.

Barbara Hayden

September 26, 2021

I love you more. Love Barbara.

Barbara Lungalang

September 25, 2021

Very happy memories of Jerry on my trips out to stay with Barbara and Jerry. I met him 46 years ago and in later years, my youngest daughter met him several times. Fond memories of Christmas, Thanksgiving and trips out with Jerry showing us everything 'American' . We were with him in the US the day news broke of 9/11. Will never forget our wonderful times with him and the family, his kindness and hospitality and humour. God bless you Jerry, from your friends across the pond, Barbara and Holly.