EDWARD R. HAYES, 74 ROCKFORD - Edward R. Hayes, 74, of Rockford passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 11, 1938, in Sterling, son of Edward and Hazel (Gang) Hayes. Ed attended the University of Illinois and earned his bachelor's degree in engineering. He married Pamela Crowell on July 8, 1972. Ed was an avid woodworker and cyclist. He enjoyed golfing and playing racquetball. Member of St. Rita Catholic Church, Lions Club, Verdi Club and Lombardi Club. He is survived by loving wife, Pamela; sons, Mark Hayes and Mike (Toni) Kreitlow; daughters, Michelle (Dan) Lynch, Michelle (Richard) Buono and Julie Hayes; grandchildren, Jacob Kreitlow, Anna Kreitlow, Mikayla Kreitlow, Isabella Buono, Sophia Buono, Daniel Lynch and Meghan Lynch. Predeceased by parents; and brother, Jack Hayes. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 6284 Valley Knoll Drive. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. To extend online condolences visit www.fitzgeraldfh.com
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2012