Thomas E. Hayes
July 01, 1941 ‒ January 23, 2020
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Thomas E. Hayes, age 78, of South Euclid, Ohio passed away on January 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by family.
Tom was born on July 1, 1941 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Maurice and Ruth (Payne) Hayes. He graduated from St. Vincent de Paul High School in 1959, where he was captain of their first football team.
Tom attended the University of Cincinnati, and in 1962 joined the Ohio National Guard.
Professionally, Tom worked for the People’s Bank in Gambier, Economy Savings and Loan, First Knox National Bank, and Oberlin Saving Bank before becoming Vice President of First Federal Savings and Loan.
Tom always gave back to the community serving from 1977 to 1983 as Treasure of the Knox County Symphony. He served as president of the Knox County branch of the American Cancer Society, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and was on the Knox County Board of Elections. He was a life member of the Elks Club.
Tom was a big Ohio State Buckeye fan, staunch Cleveland Indian’s fan and a long suffering Cleveland browns fan.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan; his son Thomas (Kirsten) of Cleveland Heights, OH; his son Matthew of Alexandria, VA ; and two beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth and Henry.
He is also survived by his brothers, Joe and Mike, and his sisters, Carol (Dick) Carpenter, Cathy (Rich) Boughner, and Debbie Chaffin, as well and a number of nieces and nephews.
There will be a private burial and celebration of life at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve,
or to your local food bank.
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