Jeremiah Hayes

Jeremiah Thomas Hayes, 80, of La Habra, CA, formerly of the Chicago, Detroit and Flint, MI areas, passed away December 21, 2018. A funeral Mass was celebrated December 27 at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in La Habra, CA. Jerry was laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL January 4.

Jerry was born in Oak Park, IL July 12, 1938, spent many summer days at his grandparents’ (Devitt) farm in Hanover, graduated from Chicago’s St. Ignatius High School and Loyola University, and served in the U.S. Army. In 1963 he married his sweetheart, Virginia Ann Dean (Susie) and later welcomed their son, Tom, into the family. They lived in Illinois and Michigan during Jerry’s long career with General Motors. Susie and Jerry later retired to California.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Susie; his son, Tom (Mary); his grandchildren, Erin, Kathleen and Colin; his siblings, Ann (Hayes) Springer and Jim Hayes; and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Mabel (Devitt) Hayes; and his sister, Virginia (Hayes) Collins.
 

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