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John Hayes

John William Hayes

Monday, May 7th, 1945 - Friday, June 19th, 2020
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HUDSON FALLS

John W. Hayes of Hudson Falls, New York, was called to his final resting place on Friday June 19, 2020. John was born on May 7, 1945 in Albany, New York. He was 75 years old.

He was the son of the late George William Hayes and Bertha E. Hartman Hayes. John graduated from Albany High School and then became a lifetime lineman for National Grid – formerly Niagara Mohawk. He was a loyal employee for an impressive 46 years. He was also an active member of the Elks Club Lodge since 1968. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, washing his vehicle every day after work and was a collector of Elvis memorabilia. John was predeceased by both of his parents; his brother Gerald Hayes and his daughter Heather “Annie” Hayes. He is survived by his loving daughter Lisa Williams and was known as “Pa” by his grandchildren Natasha Shaw; Brianna Lever; Hannah Williams, Mckayla Williams and great grandchildren William Shaw and Madelyn Shaw. He is also survived by several nephews.

Those who wish to remember John in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the SPCA of Upstate NY, 588 Queensbury Ave. Queensbury, NY 12804 in memory of his beloved dog Molly.


We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4
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Warren R Ramsey

Posted at 12:47pm
John (Johnny NiMo as we knew him) was a long-time friend, at the Elks Lodge. We had great times there and enjoyed wonderful fraternal Brotherhood. We all will miss him and remember him with fondness and respect. Rest easy old friend- God Bless You and Keep You.
Warren R Ramsey So. Glens Falls, NY

Brianna Lever

Posted at 04:37pm
Pa - one of my most vivid memories of you is celebrating Christmas when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I wore a green velvet dress and let me put lipstick and make up on you. Although we lost touch over the last few years, you’ll always be Pa to me and I will always think of you when I hear Elvis. I hope you’re enjoying listening to Elvis with the big man upstairs right now.
GJ

Gerald Hayes Jr.

Posted at 05:23pm
While your making your rounds of putting smiles on everyone’s faces and showing them the right way to garden, you may run into my mom, Aunt Cathy and my baby brother Timmy. There never far apart. Please tell them I said hello and I Love them.
I know who’s gonna be planning the the first family picnic in heaven and where it’s gonna be held. The same place it always was as I remember. Uncle Johns house.
Never forget Oxford Lane and seeing Annie.
Your face, Annie’s smile, your perfection at everything you did will never be forgotten.
Memories are worth more than pictures.
GJ

Gerald Hayes Jr.

Posted at 03:07pm
Uncle John you will always be remembered by all the qualities Lisa has always mentioned. You were flawless as a dad, uncle, and a son. I’m sure you were the greatest pa ever.
Memories can never be forgotten. You always worked hard at work, came home and worked just as hard to make sure everyone was taking care of. Especially Annie.
I remember our weekends together at nans when I was very young and we would mow and trim hedges. I was young but I remember because you were an important part of all our lives. You’ll never be forgotten.
Give Nan and my Dad hugs and kisses. Don’t forget to water the tomato plants. Love you!
LW

LISA WILLIAMS

Posted at 01:58pm
Processing your loss has been so hard. I remember you as a very proud and hard-working man. You sacrificed to be able to provide for your family and I always admired that. It molded me into the hard working woman I am today. My fondest memories when I was little were going for soft serve ice cream and Huffman’s Amusement park on a regular basis. I can still hear the sounds of the albums you would play on the victrola when I was growing up: Rod Stewart, Elvis, Glady Knight; Chairman of the Board. I vividly remember living on Orlando Avenue with Nanny and you pushing me when I was little in my wooden swing from the front allowing my feet to kick back off you and you falling to the ground as if I were powerful enough to knock you over. I remember when we moved to Oxford Road and you brought home Dutchess. My first German Shepard. I remember in the winter you making ice skating rinks in the back yard. In my teen years when we moved to Queensbury I remember our family dinners at the Talk of the Town and Bob and Ron’s Fish Fry – my favorites.

I still can’t believe you are no longer here, I will never see you or hear your voice again, I can however hear your voice when I close my eyes and I imagine you reunited in heaven with Nanny, Uncle Gerry and Heather, walking Dutchess, Molly and Ginger. I see your smile and imagine you washing your car every day, mowing the yard and taking care of the heavenly gardens in meticulous detail. I have wept and cried so hard at times, I just wish I had one last chance to talk to you. I wish I could have been there to help you as your health was failing. Although we had our moments I never stopped loving you for you were my daddy and I will never forget you. You will be forever in my heart and I will keep that thought close until my own death one day. I love you, Daddy. Your daughter, Lisa aka Zeke to you. I still to this day don't know how or where you came up with that nickname.
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