DONALD J., 79, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 3, 1934. Raised in Philadelphia PA by the late William Hayes and Julia Hayes (Balzer). Served as a Radio Technician and Electrical Engineer in the United States Marine Corps from 1951-1962. Employed by PECO for 40 years as an Electrical Design Engineer while furthering his education at Penn State and Drexel.
Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia Hayes (nee Coll); his adoring children, Donna Hayes Shea May (Walter May), David Hayes (the late Cynthia Raatz) and Deborah Hayes Tazza (Steven Tazza); his 11 wonderful grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Survived also by his sisters, Patricia Hayes DiFebbo (Dominick DiFebbo) and Sandra Hayes DiAgostino (Michael DiAgostino). He loved spending time with all of his grandchildren, and selflessly served as the loving caretaker to 4 of them in their formative years. Loved his sport of hunting, being outdoors with his dogs, gun collecting and photography. Donald will be deeply missed by his family.
Services will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown PA 18940.


Published on Philly.com on Jan. 16, 2014