John D. Hayes

John D. “Moose” Hayes, 69, passed away suddenly on January 31, 2014, at the Fulton Center. He was born in Gloversville to the late Donald and Nora Mortimer Hayes on December 26, 1944. John was educated and graduated from Mayfield Centeral High School in 1963. John served in the Air Force upon Graduation. On October 17, 2007, John married Mary DaCorsi, who survives him.

John was an avid old car lover, and lived his passion of rebuilding Mopars all his life. He will be missed by his family, all local car enthusiasts, and good friends. John worked as a union carpenter for many years. He owned and operated The Top Shop in Mayfield, NY, and M&M Garage in Gloversville, NY.

John is survived by his wife Mary of Gloversville; his daughter Lisa (Kenneth) LaGrange of Virginia; his step children Robert E. Sabol of Gloversville, Stephen (Melinda) Girard of Mayfield, and Shanda Sweet of Gloversville; his grandchildren, great grandchildren; his brother Norman (Nancy) Hayes of Mayfield; his first wife Katherine Anderson Curtis of Gloversville; also several nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs Jack and Cassie. He was predeceased by his second wife Janet Hayes, stepsons Randy Girard and Edward Sabol.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Amico Funeral Home, 150 South Main Street, Gloversville, NY; followed by a 3:00 pm funeral service at the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, Northeastern NY Division, 4 Computer Drive West, Suite 201, Albany, NY 12205, or Mayfield Fire District, 28 N. School Street, Mayfield, NY 12117, or charity of ones choice.

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