Lt. Colonel Albert Hayes(1935 - 2014)

Lt. Colonel Albert L.
Hayes, Jr., passed away
Tuesday, April 29th in
Englewood, Colorado.
Son of Irene Bernadette
& Albert Leonard Hayes
Sr. and brother to Aileen
Hayes and Sylvia Couling,
Albert was born April 9,
1935 in Willsboro, New
York. A decorated Army
veteran of both the Korean
and Vietnam wars,
Albert retired with his
wife Yang Jin & five children
to Colorado in 1978.
In retirement Al, or Jazzbo
as some of his closest
friends knew him, was a
member of numerous Jazz
bands and was renowned
in Denver as a tuba and
string bass player. He was
an avid outdoorsman as
well as a master mechanic.
A man of many
talents. He is survived by
his five children and their
spouses, Cynthia Dody,
Albert Leonard Hayes
III, Patricia & Stephen
Burton, Michelle & Robert
Pate, and Joseph Hayes.
Also surviving are his
grandchildren, Hayes
Burton, Jessica Weiss,
Chase Rowland, Michaela
Hayes, Timothy Pate,
Ryan Pate, Jordan Dody
and Sara Pate. His love
and appreciation of music
and nature, as well as his
strong sense of pride, duty
and loyalty will live on
with his surviving family.
Catholic burial with full
military honors are to be
held at Ft. Logan National
Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
on Thursday, May
8th, at 11:15 a.m., Staging
Area C.

Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from May 14 to June 12, 2014