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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...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Arnold L. Gray - Rochester, NY

“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...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Joe Shufelt - Ballston Spa, NY

“I knew Choo for many years and he will be missed. Condolences to the entire family. ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: Sharon Tinker - West Fulton, NY

“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. ”
4 of 35 | Posted by: Robert and Stephanie Tinker - NY

“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...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Marianne P Keefe - Richmondville, NY

“What more can be said about a good friend and a true gentleman admired by all. Chris and Jerry Polak ”
6 of 35 | Posted by: Chris Polak

“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...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Sandy West - Dunn, NC

“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...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Craig & Linda Rumph - Middleburgh, NY

“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...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Lauren Schmidt - Punta Gorda, FL

“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...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Dori Valley - Titusville, FL

“For the Hayes family, Choo will be greatly missed, he was a kind and loving person and I enjoyed seeing him at the pharmacy and chatting with him....Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: cherie rowlison - middleburgh, NY

“Our condolences for your loss. ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Barbara and William Andrew - NY

“It was just yesterday we sat across from each other at the 50th and shared. Sorry to all the loved ones and friends for your loss. ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: Dennis (aka Butch) southard

“So sorry for families lost he was loved very much and will be missed dearly.Prayers are sent to the family. ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Tammy Wake - pearlington, MS

“To the entire Hayes family - We are so sorry for your loss!! I am so grateful for the time we spent together at our 50th class reunion, especially...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Barbara & Carmen St.George - NY

“Choo will be missed. Our sincere sympathy goes out to entire Hayes family. So very sorry for your loss. This town lost a keeper for sure. ”
16 of 35 | Posted by: Robin and David(Haggie) Hagadorn - NY

“Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved brother. ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Claire and Pat Young - CA

“Our Prayers are with Michelle, Babette and the whole family. May you find peace in your hearts of all your memories of your Dad. Thinkng of you. ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: Todd and Lisa Bartholomew

“To the Hayes family. and to the daughters and grandchildren! Cho was a great person and fun to be around. I am going to miss going to his house and...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: BONITA R. MICKLE - MIDDLEBURGH, NY

“To the Hayes Family, Our condolences to your family on Choo's passing. God Bless your family and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wanda and...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Brad and Wanda Fick - Titusville, FL

“Babette and Michelle, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's recent passing. I have many fond memories of fun times our families shared together many...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Charis (Haskn) Cummings - Wilton, NY

“Sorry for your loss. ”
22 of 35 | Posted by: Steve & Anne LaMont - Middleburgh, NY

“Praying for you all!! So sorry for your loss! He was a amazing man. Love you all too!! Cathy(giggles) and jerry. ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Jerry and Cathy bennett - FL

“Very sorry for the loss of a good man. We will miss him. ”
24 of 35 | Posted by: Donalld and Linda Daring - FL

“All the car shows we attended......u r one of kind.....i thank u for everything ...love u muchly....will miss u more ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Valore goodrich - middleburgh, NY

“Grandpa, I honestly don't know what I'm going to do without you, you are and will always be my bestfriend and biggest supporter. I love you forever,...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Mariah - Middleburgh, NY

“To the entire Hayes family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I am so grateful that Choo attended the class reunion. We had a...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Larry Porter - Huntersland, NY

“Bee Bee and Michelle and families, Please know we share your sorrow at the untimely passing of your dad. Choo will be sorely missed in our...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Aunt Holly & Uncle George - NY

“Our sympathies go out to the entire Hayes family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Alison Sandler

“It is with a heavy heart that that heard of Choo's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We was a wonderful man. We...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Terry and Doralee Mickle - NY

“Our thoughts and prayers go to the family. Choo was a terrific friend, shooter, and a supporter of our Club. He will be missed by all. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Canajoharie Forest Fish & Game Club

“" To live in the hearts we leave behind Is not to die" Larry and Larrin ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Larry and Larrrin - Ballston Spa, NY

“We are so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Beth and David Packard and family

“So sorry for your loss Choo will always hold a very special place in my heart. Such a fantastic loving caring individual he will surely be missed...Read More »
34 of 35 | Posted by: Margie Rivenburg - MIddleburgh, NY

“Michelle, BeeBee and families, So sorry for your loss ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Larry and Betty Wayman - NY


Middleburgh: Roland "Choo" Hayes, 70, of Creekside Lane, died Saturday November 23, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany following a brief illness.

"Choo" was born on September 28, 1943 to Bertha (Mickelle) and Clarence Hayes

He worked as a carpenter for the Carpenter's Local #291 in Albany for many years.

"Choo" enjoyed hunting ducks, deer, trap shooting and playing cards. "Choo" also enjoyed collecting and driving classic cars.

He was predeceased by his wife, Tracy (Daring) Hayes.

"Choo" is survived by his daughters: Babette (Marc) Beckley of Melbourne, FL, Michelle (Darin) Zauner of Melbourne, FL; grandchildren: Amanda (Austin) Akey of Melbourne , FL., DJ (Paige) Zauner of Palm Bay, FL., Ezekiel Zauner of Melbourne, FL., Mariah Capone of Middleburgh, Gabrielle Capone of Melbourne, FL., Anna Zauner ofMelbourne, FL.; great-grandson: William Zauner of Palm Bay, FL.; sister: Holly (George) Corneau of Middleburgh; brothers: Robert (Kathy) Hayes of Ballston Spa, Larry Hayes of Saratoga, Gary Hayes of Middleburgh and Paul "Oscar" Hayes of Middleburgh; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday November 26, 2013 at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh. Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church will officiate. A period of visitation will be held from 6-7PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at the family's convenience in the Middleburgh Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to the Marathon For a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187.