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Roland "Choo"  Hayes
  • Marathon for a Better Life
    PO Box 268
    Warnerville, NY 12187

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We have lost many members of the Class of '63. It is always an impact when one of us passes away; we are too young for that already. We just saw Choo Choo at our golden anniversary and I asked him where his nickname came from; I never knew. I expected to see him at number 55, but he will be there in spirit!


Posted by: Arnold L. Gray - Rochester, NY - Class of '63   Dec 02, 2013

At times like tis, memories abound and when I think of Choo, they are all good memories. Choo was a friend since first grade, back in 1948, to this day. Fun and laughter followed him where ever he went. He knew how to enjoy life and make everybody comfortable. I regret that I cannot be with the family at the service but want you to know that I am sorry to hear of his passing - he was a keeper.


Posted by: Joe Shufelt - Ballston Spa, NY - Friend   Nov 26, 2013

I knew Choo for many years and he will be missed. Condolences to the entire family.


Posted by: Sharon Tinker - West Fulton, NY - old friend   Nov 26, 2013

I have known Choo since 1970 and have considered him to be a friend since then. He was a good man and will be sorely missed by many.


Posted by: Robert and Stephanie Tinker - Middleburgh, NY - friend,   Nov 26, 2013

My very sincere condolences go out to all the Hayes family on the loss of your brother, father, grandfather and friend. I didn't know Choo long, but found him to be, as others have said, a kind and friendly man. Only a few short days or weeks ago, he was fishing in the pond across from my house. That's how I will remember him. I hope happy memories will sustain you while you are grieving his loss.


Posted by: Marianne P Keefe - Richmondville, NY   Nov 26, 2013

What more can be said about a good friend and a true gentleman admired by all. Chris and Jerry Polak


Posted by: Chris Polak    Nov 25, 2013

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am thankful for the time spent talking at our 50th class reunion and at Chink's on Friday night. Those are memories I will cherish.


Posted by: Sandy West - Dunn, NC - classmate and friend   Nov 25, 2013

To Daughters, Grandchildren, Brothers and Sister- We are so sorry to hear the passing of Choo Hayes. He was a wonderful person who always had a smile and hello to everyone he met. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


Posted by: Craig & Linda Rumph - Middleburgh, NY - friend   Nov 25, 2013

To all the Hayes family,

My deepest sympathy in your loss. May you draw strength on all the happy memories that you all have shared during this time of sorrow.

You are in my thoughts and prayers,

Lauren Schmidt, formerly from Middleburgh


Posted by: Lauren Schmidt - Punta Gorda, FL   Nov 25, 2013

My heartfelt love to all of you. Your dad and grandfather was a special man. Cherish all of the good memories and let everything else go. Blessings and prayers sent to each one of you.


Posted by: Dori Valley - Titusville, FL - Friend of family   Nov 25, 2013