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William A. Hayes

September 8, 2014


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William D. Hayes, 57 of Wilkes-Barre, and formerly of New York City, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 8, 2014 after a lengthily illness.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Ann (Rosentel) Hayes.

Bill was a graduate of West Side Central Catholic High School, and Pace University, New York City.

He was employed in the advertising industry by N.W. Ayer, New York City, and later in the executive offices of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., New York City.

Bill had an infectious personality and could turn any common situation into a memorable event.  He loved to dance and enjoyed a good party.

Surviving are his sisters Eileen Johnson and her husband Stuart, Quincy, FLA, Virginia Phillips, Nanticoke, and Joanne Gensel and her husband Edward, Dallas, brother Robert Hayes and his wife Jacqueline, Dallas, several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bill’s life and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10:00 am in Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Avenue  Dallas, PA  18612.  Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming, at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call Friday morning from 9:00 am until the time of mass at Gate of Heaven Church.  Bill’s family requests that those attending the viewing and mass dress in colorful, happy colors to help celebrate Bill’s life and his personality.

Arrangements by the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street  Plains, PA  18705