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Jean Hayes

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Jean Hayes Obituary
Jean (Holsinger) Hayes, 75, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. She was born April 12, 1943, in Sewickley to Leonard R. Holsinger Jr. and Frances (Sairs) Holsinger. Jean graduated from Quaker Valley High School in 1961, where she soloed as a soprano in the high school chorus, as well as at Shields Presbyterian Church. After graduation, Jean majored in English at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon), where she was also a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was also a member of the Colonel Henry Bouquet chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was employed by Quaker Valley Junior High School in Sewickley. She also took a position in the marketing department at Shandon Southern Instruments where she met her husband, William Jon Hayes, originally from Sheffield, Pa., whom she married Feb. 14, 1970. Jean and her husband traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and England. Jean's activities included swimming and racquetball. She was an excellent crafter, specializing in needlepoint, petit point, and created a variety of miniatures. Her love of animals and support of needy children made her a strong supporter of , the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Animal Friends, Pittsburgh. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Frances. She is survived by her husband, William; and her sister, Alison R. Holsinger.
Memorial visitation is from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at COPELAND'S CORAOPOLIS, 867 Fifth Ave.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Jean's name to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224; Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237; or , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only from Dec. 30, 2018 to Jan. 3, 2019
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