and absent-minded professor. But when he worked, he focused like no one else we have ever met—we used to have to shake him to get his attention away from his work. Having been raised in California, he loved fruit and made his own jams and jellies. His sense of wry, dry and sometimes bawdy humor was almost always in gear. We all feel fortunate to have had this playful, adventurous, loving, and quirky man for a father.”
Surviving family members are his three daughters, Carolyn G. Hayes, Judith L. Hayes, and Barbara D. Hayes; six grandchildren; and his stepbrother, retired Air Force General Peter D. Hayes. His former wife, Laura Hayes Horbatt, survived him for about a year and a half.
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