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HAYFORD Eugene Gene Sawyer Hayford Sr., 83, passed away August 20, 2013. Gene had a congenial personality and gentle demeanor, he had a way of making everyone feel like a cherished friend. His passions were known as wine and music. He was touted as a visionary sommelier In addition to wine, Gene valued his music collection consisting of 400-500 CDs and as many LPs. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of St. Paul s Catholic Church. In 1993 Gene had a detached retina in his right eye and was diagnosis with macular degeneration in the left eye. With his wife s support he maintained the I can do attitude . He volunteered with the Veteran s VIST program, helping other vets refresh keyboard skills with Talking Typer. Survivors include his loving wife, Carol Hayford; children, Eugene Sawyer Hayford, Jr. (Melissa), Gwen Campbell (Rocky), Stan Hayford (Donna) and David (Bonni); nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 26th in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, with military honors. To Gene we lift our wine glasses in a resounding Cheers! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gene s name to ILAB. Please visit our online Tribute at Services under the direction and care of: Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 24, 2013
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