Arthur Louis Hayes, 69, of Olin, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 5, 2013. He was born on November 11, 1944 in Bronx, N.Y. to Virginia Vance Hayes Mutchler and the late Arthur Louis Hayes.
Mr. Hayes attended Chester High School and Johnson and Wales College. On April 22, 1967, he married Roberta Anne Hatch and they enjoyed over 46 years of marriage. He was veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from General Motors. In Troy, Vermont, he was vice-president of the Lions Club, served as a volunteer fire fighter, and was a member of the American Legion. He was a disabled vet, avid hunter, golfer, fisherman, and a Patriots fan. He will missed by all that knew him.
Arthur was preceded in death by his father, son, brother, and a grandson.
Mr. Hayes is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Roberta; two daughters, Dawn Curtin (Brian) and Adrienne Travis (Jody), and his mother, Virginia Mutchler. He is further survived by five grandchildren, Ava, Vaughn, Joshua, Brandon, and Jada; two great granddaughters, Vanessa and Khenzie; two sisters, Valerie Garnett and Darcy McCombs, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Hayes will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel. Full military rites will be held following the service at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Nicholson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.