Funeral Services for Robert (Bob) S. Hayes, age 89, will be held at the Hawley Funeral Home, Main Street, Star Lake, NY on Wednesday, December 4th at 11:00am with calling hours Tuesday, December 3rd, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Mr. Hayes, formally of Cranberry Lake, NY, passed away peacefully Tuesday November 19th at the Riverledge Nursing Home in Ogdensburg, NY.
Surviving are his children, Lynda (Hayes) & Ronnie Van House of Ogdensburg, NY, Wayne (Randy) Hayes & Mary Simmons of Cranberry Lake, NY, Jeffrey & Theresa Hayes of American Canyon, CA, and Lawrence (Pete) & Michelle Hayes of Gouverneur, NY. Seven grandchildren- (Tanya) & Steven Hill, (Derek) Van House, (Rebecca) & Jon Mackay, (Julian & Mae Ling) Hayes, (Amber) & Brian Lawton, and (Robert S.) and Candace Hayes and 8 great grandchildren. His second wide Hazel Day whom he married April 27, 2007 in a ceremony in Sun City, AZ. He was predeceased by his first wife of 56 years, Eunice Tucker, on July 1, 1998 and brother Earl and sisters Marjorie, Edna,& Eveleen.
Robert was born February 24, 1924 in Cranberry Lake the son of, John & Anna Thompson Hayes. He graduated from Tupper Lake High School and entered in to the US Army serving in the European Theater during World War II. While serving he was wounded twice and Honorably Discharged January 1946. He then went to work at J & L Steel in Benson Mines, NY as a heavy duty truck mechanic. During this time he also worked on a sawmill with his dad later starting and owning his own contracting and lumber business; Cranberry Lake Builders Supply.
Active in many community activities, he was a member of the Cranberry Lake Fire Department, Town of Clifton Justice of the Peace, 32 Mason, Scottish Rite, Shriners, and local VFW.
In later years, Robert and his wife Eunice enjoyed traveling in their motor home and took pleasure in the activities of the Travel Trailer Club in their winter home in Sun City, AZ.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be donated to St. Lawrence Valley SPCA, 6718 State Highway 68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3438.