Howard Robert Hayward Sr.

December 21, 1931November 14, 2013
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Howard R. Hayward Sr. Age 81

Howard was the loving husband of Dorothy for over 54 years. He also leaves behind his children; Alison (Fred), Andrea, Celeste (Paul), Howard Jr. (Dawn/Renae) and Krista, grandchildren; Melissa (Jim), Richard (Harmony), Toni (Shaun), Amanda (Josh), Bryan, Daniel, Howard III, Hailey, Mark, Sean, Michael (Jenny) and Leah and great grandchildren; Anthony, Brooklynn, Landen, Gavin, Navy, Logan, Michael and Maddison. Howard is also survived by his brother Fletcher. He was preceded in death by his sister Geri.

Howard was born to the late Earl and Ruth Hayward in Detroit, MI. He spent his childhood in the Detroit area. He then joined the United States Air Force. He was able to travel the world while in the service and was mainly stationed in Reno, NV. After the service, he married the love of his life Dorothy. Together they raised their family in Wayne, MI.

Howard retired from General Motors after 28 years of service. He then went on to work at National Car Rental for over 15 years. Howard enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the casino, lottery tickets, taking pictures, bird watching, dancing and shopping at the dollar store. He was known to be grumpy, sassy and stubborn but was a loving man. He always had to be right though.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Great Lakes National Cemetery or to the Yankee Air Museum.


  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Rosary Monday, November 18, 2013
  • In State Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Howard Robert Hayward Sr.

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Lisa Tubbert

December 1, 2013

My condolences to the entire family. It is hard losing a love one. Try to hold on to all your great memories and continue to share them so he can live on. I know he loved each and everyone of you!

Jeff Woodruff

November 27, 2013

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Howard. I have many memories from growing up as a kid with the Hayward family. I am truly sorry. The family's in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Jeff Woodruff and family. Justin, Jennifer and Nicole.

November 19, 2013

God Bless the family of Mr. Hayward. Grew up on Madison Street but know the family. Never forget the neighborhood kids you grew up with. God Bless your beautiful wife,children,and grandchildren. Rest in Peace.

Marlene DeanDoran

November 18, 2013

Remembering Howard and the Carlisle gang with fond memories. We sure have a history of antics and friendship since 1962, Plan to be at St Mary's tomorrow to see all of you.

Sheri Highfield

November 18, 2013

Celeste, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss.

Paul Sherf

November 18, 2013

My prayer is that God's grace will provide you and the family with all that you need during this most difficult time.
Paul Sherf

Tracy Pierik

November 18, 2013

Loved your Dad.... strict but funny. I'll never forget mumbling along during Grace at your house. He was probably thinking, "What a heathen!" He introduced me to whiskey on the rocks at my house three years ago. Had a great time at my parents' 50th anniversary party. It meant a lot to us that they flew out to California to attend. The Pieriks miss you, Uncle Howard!

Barb Highfield

November 18, 2013

Celeste: Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

November 18, 2013

Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.Your dad will be sadly missed but always happily remembered.All our love,Ray and Donna

Debra Garibaldi

November 18, 2013


My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during the passing of your father.