Ronald L. Hayes

Ronald L. Hayes, age 63, of Gloversville, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at his residence with his loving family by his side.

He was born on September 22, 1953 in Johnstown, a son of the late Howard C. Hayes, Sr. and Geraldine V. Etherton Hayes.

Ron was a Class of 1972 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was employed as a Rod Buster in the Steel Industry for several companies. Mr. Hayes was a member of the Broadalbin American Legion Post #337 Sons & Riders. Ron was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed hunting, camping and the great outdoors.

He leaves his beloved wife of 33 years Christine VanSlyke Hayes, one brother Richard Hayes of Gloversville, one sister Patricia Rose of Arizona and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Mr. Hayes was godfather of Jared Glover.

In addition to his parents, Ron was predeceased by one brother Howard C. Hayes, Jr. and one sister Gloria Jean Sitterly.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown with Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville.

Contributions in Ron’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the Broadalbin American Legion Riders, Post #337, 19 N. Main Street, Broadalbin, New York 12025.

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