John J. Hayes

John J. Hayes

AGE: 88 • Hobe Sound, Fla.

John J. Hayes, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, FL. Born in Jersey City, he has resided in Hobe Sound for over 20 years, coming from Jersey City. He retired from Safeway Foods where he had worked as a truck driver and then worked for the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound.

Survivors include his sons, John J. Hayes Jr. and Dan Hayes, both of Jersey City; daughters, Geraldine Alencewicz of Tinton Falls, and Catherine Pastrana of Englishtown; sister, Evelyn Thomas of Orlando, FL; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor "Joy" Hayes.

No local services are scheduled. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. A guest registry may be signed at

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 15, 2013