Francis "Mad Dog" HayesJanuary 4, 1949 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 70)
Francis “Mad Dog” E. Hayes
Francis “Mad Dog” Hayes, 70, of Brandonville passed away early Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.
Francie was born in the Locust Mountain Hospital on January 4, 1949.
He was the son of the late Doris C. (Ney) and Thomas J. Hayes.
During his enlistment in the Army, he fought in the Vietnam War where he was the reciepent of 2 Purple Heart Medals.
He was the widower of his spouse Dorothy “Dot” (Daley) Hayes, RN who passed away in 2014.
Francie was a member of American Legion Post 616- Sheppton, DAV Chapter 31-Shenandoah, former Brandonville Fire Company and Joseph C Cappella Memorial Home-Port Carbon.
He was of the Christian faith.
Francie worked as a welder/torch operator for Dorr-Oliver then retiring from Valmont Industries.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, country music and spending time with his family.
Francie was also preceded in death by; brother Thomas P. Hayes; sister Barbara Bley; brother in law Ronnie Bley; granddaughter Rebecca R. McColl.
Francie is survived by; sister Jeanmarie Hayes and her companion Vincent Guarino, Bronxville NY; step daughter Marie Clark wife of Nelson Jr., Phineyville; step daughter Colleen Fowler wife of Charles “Butch”, Zions Grove; step daughter Caroline McColl wife of Mike, Brandonville; step son Darryl Daley husband of Sheila, Conyngham; sister in law Gloria Hayes, NJ.
Grandchildren: Shawn, Chris, Rianna, Rachael, Katie, Melanie, Stephanie, Brad, Nikki, Megan, Eddie Joe, Ryan, Kyle and Tyler.
Great Grandchildren: Isabelle, Kylie, Jordan, Carter, Julianna, Alex, Charlie, Myah, Ella, Mckenna, Nolan, Matteo, Karah, Hudson and Colton.
Several nieces and nephews.
A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning 9-10AM at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15 West Park Ave, Ringtown PA 17967. Services will be held at the church 10AM Thursday morning.
A burial with military honors will take place following services at the Brandonville Union Cemetery.
The family requests contributions in Francie’s memory to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 15 West Park Ave, Ringtown PA 17967.