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Obituary for Charles L. Hayes Jr.

Charles L. Hayes Jr., 84, of Oakdale, North Fayette Township, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2023, in his home.

Charles was born on July 16, 1939, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles L. and Mary Elizabeth Waibel

Mr. Hayes was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Charles worked for 33 years as a forklift operator for General Motors. He was a devout member of Montour’s Presbyterian Church. All Charles hours of volunteering at church paid off, as his church friends became a second family to him.

Aside from his faith and church there were two other important parts of Charles life, the outdoors and his family. Charles loved being outdoors in God’s creation. He was an active fisherman and hunter. Charles even worked with his son, the late Michael on his charter boat in Lake Erie. The two of them loved being on the water together. Charles love for being outdoors was passed onto his grandchildren as well. He loved teaching them everything he knew about the outdoors. Each and every moment that he spent with his grandchildren was something that Charles cherished so dearly.

Charles was a true family man. There was nothing more that he loved than his family. Charles was fortunate enough to marry his best friend and the love of his life, Judy. For the past 63 years, their lives together were full of many ups and downs, but no matter what their love for each other only continued to grow stronger. They filled their life together with their three children and their five grandchildren and so much love and laughter.

Surviving is his loving wife, Judith “Judy” Hawkins Hayes, daughters, Connie (Ted) Lutz, and Lisa (Dan) Ryan, and Jennifer Hayes, daughter-in-law; grandchildren, Stephen (Danielle) Lutz, Robyn Lutz, Darby Ryan, Courtney Hayes and Michael C. Hayes Jr.

Along with his parents, Charles is preceded in death by his son and built in best friend, Sergeant Michael C. Hayes.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Montour’s Presbyterian Church, 3151 Montour Church Road, Oakdale, PA 15071. ​

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montour’s Presbyterian Church, 3151 Montour Church Road, Oakdale, PA 15071, in memory of Charles.