My Dad was born on August 5th, 1929 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. His Mother was Helen A. Suders and his Father, Percy W. Hays. He had five sisters, Marion, Agnes, Virginia, Ruth and Gloria, also two brothers, Bill, and Jim.
My Dad and Mom on one of our trips to visit in March 2014
My Dad's passing happened very quickly. I talked to him that very day, Fathers' Day, June 18th. Later that same evening my sister called and said they had called 911, that Daddy had fallen and had been taken to the hospital. When I next heard from her, it was with very bad news, he wasn't expected to make it, he had had a pulmonary embolism, along with other contributing conditions. The next morning, he had passed on, it was his time to go. That was on Monday. Wayne quickly made travel arrangements and we arrived in Winter Park late Wednesday night.
Below is the obituary I placed on the website of acommunityfuneralhome.com.
John A Hays born in Franklin County, PA, August 5th 1929 to Helen A (Sutters) and Percy W Hays of Mercersburg PA, passed away June 19th 2017 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Dorothy M (Starliper) Hays, daughters Barbara A Freeman, Everett WA, Jennifer L Taber, Orlando FL, granddaughter Regina A Ballew, Everett WA, sister Gloria Hawk, Chambersburg PA, brother William Hays, Ft Loudon, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Marion Shindeldecker, Agnes Creager, Ruth Williams, Virginia Deshong, and Reverend James Hays.
John and his family moved to Orlando FL in 1964 where he worked as a licensed pest control professional for Eagle Pest Control and later started his own business, Hays Pest Control which he operated until his retirement. John enjoyed fishing, gardening, bread baking, and woodworking. He attended Maranatha Fellowship Church. There will be a memorial service at the church on Thursday, June 29th, 11:30am. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Maranatha Fellowship Church.