Hayes A. Newby Ph.D.
NEWBY, Ph.D, HAYES A. Hayes was born in Marion, Ohio, on April 2, 1914, to Alva Wilbur and Mary Hayes Newby and died on May 20 in Lees- burg, FL, of complications of a fall suffered on his 91st birthday. He leaves a wife of 69 years, Jean Herbert Newby; sons, Jeffrey and Scott, both of California; a daughter, Nancy of Oviedo; three granddaughters, Janice of Cantilly, VA; Shannon of Miami, and Kathryn of Merced, CA; and one grandson, Sean, of Merced. There are three great- grandchildren, Austin, Alexander and Anastasia. Hayes received a B.A. degree from Ohio Wesleyan Univ. in 1935 where his social and honorary organizations were, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and Theta Alpha Phi; a M.A. degree in 1939, and a Ph.D. in 1947, from the Univ. of Iowa. In WWW II, Hayes was in the US Navy as a Lieut. and served in all three theaters of the war. He joined the Div. of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Stanford University in 1947 and was Director of the Division, 1963-1967. He moved to Queens College of the City Univ. of N.Y. and in 1969 chaired the Dept. of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Univ. of Maryland, College Park, and retired in 1979. In 1958, his textbook, Audiology, was published and had six editions. Hayes was president of the Am. Speech and Hearing Assoc. and in 1964, a consultant to the Veterans Admin., Federal Vocational Rehab. Admin. and the Calif. State Dept. of Health. For six years he moderated "Doctor's News Conference", a TV program in Oakland, CA. After retirement he and Jean moved from Annapolis, MD, to Punta Gorda, FL., and sixteen years later to Leesburg.
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Dr. Newby's book is all I read for my audiology. Would you have any picture of him? Nandhu mail: [email protected]
nandhu radhakrishnan
September 10, 2020
Thank you Jean, for asking me to view the guest book entries even at this late date. Each one of them is a lovely tribute to a wonderful man that I knew as a great teacher and mentor. I graduated from Stanford in 1960 when Hayes Newby was Audiology! He continued to follow my Audiology graduate studies and career and was always available for a chat or a reference. As the one year anniversary of his death approaches, I am remembering both of you and wishing for your peace filled with many happy memories. Much love to you.
Karen Chaffee Siegel
April 22, 2006
Thank you, Jean, for sharing so beautifully the life of your husband and companion of 69 years. The photos are special, too. We know that he will be long remembered by many admirers, friends, and relatives.
Grratefully, June and John
June Nielson-Cademartori
April 10, 2006
Dear Mrs. Jean Newby and Family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family for your great lose with the death of your husband and Jeff's, and Nancy's father Dr. Hayes Newby. We just heard of his passing on Sunday, Oct. 30th. We had lost contact with Scott shortly after he devorced Lee.
Rick and Rose-Marie Toole
Richard Toole
November 1, 2005
Dear Jean and family,

I was very sorry to learn of the death of Hayes. As you know, he and I were fraternity brothers for 3 years at OWU. He was one of the most out-standing undergraduates with whom I had acquintance, but our relationship was more significant than that. He was a scholar, as well as a warm friend. We maintained contact over the years and I have pleasant memories of the last time we were together at your home in Leesburg. My sympathy is with you and your family.
Elden T. Smith
August 24, 2005
I regret that some personal medical issues prevented me from responding sooner. Hayes was department head during my tenure at Stanford in the early 60's. In 1968, he brought me to Queens College, where I spent the past 37 years. All of the tributes in the guest book are so genuine. Hayes was a bright, gentle and honest man. I treasure the times we spent together enroute to meetings of the Scottish Rite Foundation in Oakland, the many visits with Jean and Hayes at their magnificent home on the Stanford campus. I have brought so much of his philosophy and insights to my work. I am glad we re-connected via e-mail the past few years. I shall always remember him and miss him.
Joel Stark
July 28, 2005
As a resident of Lake Port Square it was my great privilege to know Hayes. Living across the hall it was a pleasure to see him coming and going. No matter how Hayes was feeling he always gave me his sweet smile. My only regret is that I didn't know him many years sooner. And to his beloved Jean I hope you will remember all the good times and how fortunate you were to be married to such a great man. Just know I am across the hall whenever you need anything.
Joan Fisher
July 11, 2005
Nancy, your father sounds like a wonderful man. Your lives were blessed for having been a part of him, may your futures be as fulfilled as your pasts. With love,
Robert Elimeleck
June 28, 2005
Though I only had the pleasure of meeting Hayes on a handful of occassions, I feel that I knew him in so much more depth due to my 20-plus year good friendship with daughter Nancy. Her love for her parents has always radiated and her admiration of him feels like a constant presence in our conversations in which her grammar consciousness and intelligence seems rooted in Hayes' love of learning and teaching.
As a university educator myself, I have always felt him to be a kindred spirit in his passion and appreciation of the nobility of education. While my partner, Barry, and our sons, Tendal and Royce, never had the opportunity to meet Hayes, we all feel extremely fortunate to benefit from his parenting and teaching through our dear friend. We have treasured hearing Nancy's stories recently of how her father's spirit (and humor) is still so present in her life, and have no doubt it always will be. We have enjoyed seeing his smiling face on her table.
Love and peace in healing to you, Nancy, and to all the Newby family.
Sheri, Barry. Tendal, and Royce
Sheri Mann Stewart
June 25, 2005
Dear Nancy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept my deepest sympathy. The comments in the guest book are such wonderful statements on his life.
Mary Durkin
June 11, 2005
Deepest condolences, Nancy. Your father sounds like a wonderful and accomplished man. My father passed away ten years ago today (6/9/95) and I still miss him greatly.
Tom Bishop
June 9, 2005
Our love and compassion we extend to you Jeff and Trish, at this a time of your loss of your father Jeff, and Trish, your father in law.
May the presence of or Heavenly Father, comfort and console you.
May your memories be many, that keep you ever so close, and the time spent apart seem ever so short... until you see him again.

Sincerely your friends,
John and Carla
John and Carla Farley
June 6, 2005
We love you Jeff and Trish
Denis and Bernie Winslow
June 5, 2005
It was such an honor and a great privilege to have known Hayes. He was the father figure to me for more than nine years that I've been in the U.S.A. He was kind, sweet, gentle, very intellectual and yet was full of love. Knowing him was a rare gift I will treasure for the rest of my life. Thank you, Dad! Your legacy will live on.

To you, Mom, our love and prayers. May you find comfort in the knowledge that Dad had a wonderful life, thanks to you, his devoted wife of almost 69 years. Your life together is an inspiration to Scott and me. Kathryn and Sean will always remember their visits with you and Grandpa.
Lucy Newby
June 3, 2005
It was my good fortune to be hired by Hayes Newby, chair of the Hearing and Speech Department at the U of Maryland, and I was a new Assistant Professor. He was my mentor and role model and showed me how to also be a department head, something I did for 27 years. He and Jean were a magnificent couple -again role models for marriage and enjoying life. I will miss this intelligent, gentle, and classy man. I have always had great personal admiration for all that he accomplished and represented.
Nick Bankson
June 3, 2005
When we moved into Lake Port Square, Hayes and Jean Newby were the only residents that we knew from previous activities. Hayes was a member of the Peace River Power Squadron, and so were we. We attended the same dinner meetings, picnics and other social activities of the squadron. Betty and Hayes had even been in the same Celestial Navigation class together, and suffered the same difficulties, uncertainties and examinations together.

In Lake Port Square Hayes and Bill discovered they had the same taste in reading material. They regularly read each others books, although Hayes had a much greater number to share. We enjoyed discussing the various plots, and skills of the authors.

We find it difficult to accept the absence of Hayes. Over these seven plus years he had become a very pleasant, comfortable fixture in our lives, and we will always miss his presence.
Betty and Bill Ditch
June 2, 2005
As Nancy was my very best friend and neighbor during my childhood, I was always over at the Newby house. Hayes was like a second father to me. I remember his kindness, patience, and good humor. He brought a lot of love to this world--love for his family, his patients and his friends.
Cindy Rubin
June 1, 2005
I have fond memories of Hayes whom I met when I began graduate work at Stanford in January 1952. He was always a model of academic excellence as well as a caring and kind individual. He enriched the lives of all of us who were lucky enough to study and to work with him. Carl and I send warm thoughts to Jean and all of her wonderful family.
Jo (Eeckhout) Williams
June 1, 2005
Uncle Hayes touched so many lives. He was a great family man and scholar. He will be missed!
Ann Silva
June 1, 2005
My wonderful, gentle, kind, loving, sensitive DAD was my hero—he seemed to know EVERYTHING and I could always call him, even from across the country whenever I needed to know the true definition of a word or with a grammar question and he always had the answer, without hesitation. I loved it when my dad called me “honey” or “dear”—I ALWAYS felt unconditionally loved by him, and I in turn never wanted to disappoint him. I feel so honored and blessed that I was able to spend his last days, hours, minutes and breaths with him—that room was so filled with love, I couldn’t begin to describe it. I will miss you so much, Dad as I was the luckiest daughter in the world to have had the best father in the world for almost 56 years!!! You will live on in my heart forever!!! Love, from your devoted daughter, Nancy
Nancy Newby
May 31, 2005
I was very sad to hear the news of Uncle Hayes' death. He took a great interest in family history, and took the trouble to make extensive recordings of his recollections, which were very interesting: growing up with his Civil War veteran grandpa; his WWII military service; then his career and family. He certainly had a life well lived.
Chuck Messenger
May 31, 2005
I remember with great fondness my last visit with Hayes. Scott had flown him to Sacramento in his private plane and we had a delightful visit and lunch in the garden. I only regret that there weren't more visits as it was special to me to maintain contact with my uncle, and also Aunt Jean. Hayes shared photos of our ancestors and was a good source of family history. His kindness, warmth, gentle manner, and quiet intelligence will be missed.
Jeannie Claypoole
May 31, 2005
After 69 years of marriage I will miss this bright, always gracious, yet humble man, who charmed everyone he met because he was so polite and thoughtful and he also possessed a great sense of humor! He was a fine father to his three children and a great mentor to his students. He recovered from so many serious illnesses in the past ten years he was admired for his spirit and determination to recover. Goodbye to the best husband, and friend, a woman could ever hope to have!
Jean Newby
May 31, 2005
How very sorry to hear this sad news. We have enjoyed a long and warm friendship from the time I first met Jean's dear parents here in Palo Alto. We know how close Jean and Hayes were throughout their lives together and the memories will be a comfort to her and the family as time goes by. The many lives touched by Hayes will continue to reflect the impressions he made and will keep him with us always. Our thoughts are with the family during this time of mourning. To each of you we send our love.
Ellen and Ed Smith
May 31, 2005
Jean and Family,
It is with real sadness that we learned of Hayes passing. Hayes was truly a gentlemen and a scholar. As a fellow diabetic, Hayes was a shining example of how to live fully with this illness. Our sympathy to you all. We know he will be greatly missed.
Janice & David
Janice Shumaker
May 31, 2005
The almost four years we lived at Lake Port Square were times we remember most often. Friends of those years are still dear to us and draw us back for visits whenever circumstances make visits possible. Jean and Hayes will always remind us of the high quality of LPS residents and of the reasons we frequently remind ourselves of those wonderful years. Even from far away, we will miss you, Hayes.
Dick and Betty Smith
May 31, 2005
Jean and Family,

I was fortunate to spend a fair amount of time with Hayes and Jean over the last few years. I learned more about golf than I ever knew ....... also more about Lawrence Welk than I ever knew... In Yiddish Hayes would be described as a " mench " I will miss him!!
David Kalser
May 30, 2005
Jean and Family,

I personally know how much you will miss Hayes. He was such a wonderful joy in your life and so much support. He had a wonderful smile, a soothing voice, and a firm hand shake or hug to those he know better. I enjoyed talking with him when we had a photography club meeting at your home, because he always had a story or a joke to share. I wish I had the words that could ease the hurt away, but only God and time can do that.

And on behalf of the members of The Photo Arts Group of Charlotte County, sympathy to you all is also sent your way.

Love Carolyn
Carolyn Valentine-Brenner
May 30, 2005
Jean and Family,
After reading about Hayes and your family, my day was flooded with warm memories. Through the Herberts, Homer and Evelyn, from Palo Alto and on to Florida, I learned about all of you. It was special to speak with Nancy and you are in my thoughts, Jean. Hope to speak to you soon. My thought was that Hayes represents what "successful" means to me. The heartfelt strength of the Herberts lives on and gives cause to extend my sympathy to all of you. Sincerely, Elaine Tucker
Elaine Tucker
May 30, 2005
I will always remember Jean and Hayes. When I moved into the Lake Port Square in Leesburg, the Newbys welcomed me by inviting me to have dinner with them. I got to know Hayes as a true gentleman and friend. We both served in the Navy and enjoyed sharing a few stories about our experiences.
Hayes will be missed by all who knew him.
Jean, you have my sympathy and I wish you well.
Paul Leinbach
May 29, 2005
So very sorry to learn of your enormous loss. It deeply saddens all of us whose lives he touched. Many wonderful memories with the two of you. Love, Joyce
Joyce Lowe
May 29, 2005
Grandpa, you embodied everything that is wonderful about grandfathers. You were wise, kind, and patient. You always knew the right thing to say and a good joke or story to share. A wonderful smile, strong hug, and a lap always ready for a grandchild (or great-grandchild) to crawl up into. I'm so glad you and Alexander were able to overlap lives by a year -- I only wish you got to have even more time together.

I already miss you terribly. I'm glad we've been able to have email to help keep in touch in recent years.

Grandma, I wish I had the right words to express my sympathy for your loss. I know how much you loved him. Daddy, Uncle Scott and Aunt Nancy, I can only imagine the hole you feel in your hearts with him gone.

He's gone, but will never be forgotten.

I love you all,

J.J. Ketzle
May 26, 2005
Hayes A. Newby, my father of nearly 60 years, was probably the most intelligent man I have ever known. He was also the most influential man in my life with his high morals, uncompromising honesty, and unparalleled integrity. He will be missed dearly by all of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren & especially his wife of almost 69 years, Jean Louise Herbert Newby. We love you, Dad! Rest in Peace.
Scott Newby
May 26, 2005
We miss you Dad. Thanks for teaching us so much about growing up and becoming good citizens, parents and grandparents.
Jeff Newby
May 26, 2005