Donald Barnes Hayward, 86, of Greensburg, died at home, Friday, July 16, 2021. He was born April 13, 1935, in Milford, Mass., the only son of Samuel Penniman Hayward and Dorothy Barnes Hayward. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sally Marker Hayward; their three children, David Hayward, of Rockport, Texas, Susan Koshewa, of Columbus, Ohio, and Sarah (James) Lynch, of Dothan, Ala.; two granddaughters, Molly and Lucy Koshewa; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Marker, Ph.D. He was predeceased by his parents; in-laws; and infant son, Dan Hayward. Don was a graduate of Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, Mass., and Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. He received his electrical engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., and was a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He worked his entire career for West Penn Power Co./Allegheny Energy/First Energy in several engineering and managerial positions and retired in 1996. Shortly after joining West Penn Power in 1958, he served two years in the Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. For more than 50 years, Don was a tireless member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Greensburg. He served as deacon, elder, president of council and trustee. Above all, he was a dedicated servant of God and his church family. Don was extremely active in the community. He was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Greensburg, delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, and was a committed blood donor, having joined "The 100 Gallon Club." He enjoyed golf, fishing, woodworking and a well-poured Black & Tan. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers and Pirates. He and his wife traveled extensively with friends and family; they vacationed most often in New England and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Church of Christ, 129 N. Main St., Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's honor may be made to Wildlife Works Inc., 836 Chestnut St., Youngwood, PA 15697 (www.wildlifeworksinc.org
). The family thanks the hospice care team with Excela Health for their care and dedication. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com
Published by Tribune Review on Jul. 21, 2021.