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John V. Hays, 91, of Butler, passed away peacefully, Tuesday July 23, 2019, in the comfort of his home.
Born June 4, 1928 in Chicora, he was a son of the late Joseph E. Hays and Mabel A. (Rodgers) Hays.
John retired from DuBrook Inc., in June of 1990 after 34 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post#778 in Lyndora and was a life member of the East Butler Volunteer Firemans Club. John enjoyed hunting, mowing grass, working on his lawn mowers and going to camp with his family.
John was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1947 until 1952.
Surviving is his wife of 65 years Dorothy (Milich) Hays.
His son, John R. (Susan) Hays.
3 grandsons: Eric (Tracy), Matthew (Samantha) and Jared (Tina).
6 great grandchildren: Taylor, Jake, Emma, Stephen, Jonas and Drew.
1 brother, Carl (Pauline) Hays.
1 sister, Helen Hickey.
1 sister-in-law, Judy Hays.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m., at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Lowe, will officiate. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Butler County Memorial Park.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to the V.N.A. Hospice, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001, or to St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 201 Penn Avenue, Lyndora, PA 16045.