OBITUARY

Charles W. Hayes

July 6, 1934March 29, 2019
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Mr. Charles W. Hayes, age 84 of Potsdam, NY passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Massena Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 2nd from 2-7pm. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY at 11am with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial with military honors will take place in the spring at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Colton, NY. Contributions in his memory can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley or to the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Ellen Katherine Hayes; sons Daniel (Gayle) Hayes of Potsdam, Edward (Carrie) Hayes of South Colton, Patrick (Cynthia) Hayes of Baldwinsville and William (Beth) Hayes of Potsdam; a daughter Debora (Ernie) Charleston; grandchildren Kristy, Edward, Amanda, Katie, Michael, Aaron, James, Carson, Jarrett, Reaghan, Greg and Whitney; 13 great grandchildren; siblings Jerry (Diane) Hayes, Joe (Jane) Hayes, Ted Hayes, Cynthia (Dean) Lamphere, Kathy (Randy) LaBar, Susan Hayes and Joanne McGill and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a son Michael John Hayes in 1964; sisters and spouses Margaret (Erwin) Stone, Mary Jane (Lee) Lindner and a brother and spouse Timothy (Diane) Hayes and a brother in law Lyle McGill. Mr. Charles W. Hayes was born on July 6, 1934 in Potsdam, NY to the late Henry Hayes and Ella Ellis. He was a 1952 graduate of Potsdam Central High School. He worked at the Ovalwood Dish until enlisting in the United States Army from 1954, with close cousins Sam LaShomb and Dan Hayes. He served until 1956, then served in the reserves until 1961. He then went to work for Niagara Mohawk as a meter reader, later as a traveling operator for the company. Charlie really enjoyed spending time with his family both at his home and at their family camp. He was a Roaring Brook honorary member.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 3, 2019
REMEMBERING

Charles W. Hayes

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Grace Whitman

April 1, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your memories of times with Charles help to ease the pain at this difficult time.

Grace & Ron Whitman

Tim Casey

March 31, 2019

Ellen and Family,
Words cannot express how sad I was to read that Charle had passed.
He will always be remembered as a great friend to myself as well as to my brothers.
I will miss the huge smile!!
Bless you all
Tim Casey

Charles Davis

March 31, 2019

Sorry about losing your Dad. Chuck & Sandi Davis

Betty LaBar

March 29, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. He will be missed by many,I have known the family for many years and know they will get through this difficult time with the faith that they all have . Rest In Peace with your loved ones in heaven.

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