George D. "Pappy" Hayes

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George Daryl "Pappy" Hayes, 56, of Manchester, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born June 17, 1956, in Irwin, Pa., he was the son of the late George Hayes and Joanne Montrose Hayes. He was the husband of Kathy Dee Shearer Hayes, his wife of 33 years.

He was an iron worker and welder with Local 16, The International Association of Bridge Structures for most of his career. He enjoyed climbing iron and the satisfaction of setting the building.

During his retirement, he spent his time volunteering at Carroll Hospital Center, assisting with building maintenance at Shiloh Stepping Stones, working on stained glass, gardening, riding his motorcycle, camping, fishing, but most important being Pappy.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Tara Benicewicz and husband Brian; grandchildren Sidney, Taylor, and Carter Benicewicz; sister Linda Hayes Anthony and family; a mother-in-law, Joan Shearer; a brother-in-law, Vernon Shearer; nephews Daniel and Nicholas Shearer; and two sisters and three brothers, and their families. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Mark Hayes.

A private graveside service will be held at New Lutheran Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Benicewicz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent made to an education trust for his grandchildren, checks made payable to the Tara C. Benicewicz in Trust for Sidney, Taylor, and Carter; and sent to Tara C. Benicewicz, 185 Colvilla Drive, Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are by Eckhardt Funeral Chapel in Manchester.

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Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on May 29, 2013
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