Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00
John C. (Jack) Hayes, age 73, formerly of Garden City and Glen Cove, passed away on Oct. 13, 2011 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jack began a career in the New York Army National Guard soon after he graduated from high school. Assigned to the Special Forces battalion as a Green Beret, he was the only New York State Army National Guardsman assigned both a helicopter pilot and airborne jump status simultaneously during this time. After retiring from the military Jack was one of the first employees to be hired to work for Federal Express in Binghamton, NY.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Bronwen of 51 years who resides in Palm Beach, FL; his son Brian of Florida, his son Michael and wife Suzanne of Slate Hill, NY; his grandsons, Michael, Stephen and Brian. Also his wonderful sister Mary of Pleasant Point, NJ, and loving brother James and wife Jean of Glen Cove. Jack was predeceased by his loving brother Neal of Naples, FL, and his brother William of West Palm Beach, FL.
A memorial service was conducted at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Riviera Beach. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to fight Parkinson’s disease.