Harold A. Hayward – January 31, 2018

Honeoye: Harold Aubrey Hayward, age 80, lovingly known as “Papa” or “Pappy”, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with family members by his side.

He spent most of his life in the Honeoye Community and lived the last years of his life on Honeoye Lake with his beloved wife of 34 years, Patricia Stenner Hayward, who spent every day with him and cared for him dearly until he passed.

Harold is also survived by his first wife, dear friend, and “coach”, Margaret Green White, and his children: Janet Hayward, Gloria (William) Corrigan, Michael Hayward, Margot (Peter) Badger, Todd (Debi) Hayward, Tobi (Rik) Pfenninger, and Wendy Christ; grandchildren Gregory (Cydney), Kevin, Megan (Kelsey), Ethan, Matthew, Paige, Kaleb, and Lauren; and great-grandchildren Grayson and Morgan.

Harold was born on March 27, 1937 to Aubrey and Leta (Bentley) Hayward in Canandaigua, NY and was raised in Canadice, NY. He was a lifelong member of the Honeoye United Church of Christ and a 62-year member of the Richmond Fire Department. Harold was also a member of Masonic Lodge #619, Lakeville FD Exempts Club, Honeoye Fish & Game Club, and was past president of NCVFA.

Harold attended Honeoye Central School and served as Director of Transportation at Honeoye Schools for 34 years. He was the Ontario County Deputy Fire Coordinator for 25 years and was a lifelong farmer, working at many area farms including Old Fort Farm and Randi B. Farm.

Harold loved nothing more than spending time with his family, including all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was surrounded by many friends who he considered to be part of the family. In the summer he enjoyed taking his family and friends on regular boat rides on the lake.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Elm Manor Nursing Home who provided loving care for Harold in the final months of his life.

Friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 8624 Main St., Rte. 20A, Honeoye. Harold’s funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 9 at 11 am at the Honeoye United Church of Christ, 8758 Main St., Rte. 20A, Honeoye. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please direct donations to the Richmond Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 469. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com


20 thoughts on “Harold A. Hayward – January 31, 2018

  1. Pat and Hayward Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Harold will be dearly missed by all. God bless you and give you strength.
    Lots of love,
    Susan&David Lewis

  2. Dear Pat,Margaret and children,
    Our heartfelt sadness at the loss of Harild, a truly remarkable man who made the world so much brighter.
    When working at Alger Hardware he helped our father and husband Ellis Alger who had fallen when his back gave out lifting a case of full paint cans.
    Ellis told Harold he wanted to go home.
    Harold said, “No,Father, we’re taking you in the ambulance to the hospital.”
    October 15,1968 Harold and Louie Levesque were in the ambulance with Cheryl enroute to FFTHospital… Both were kind and caring.
    May your countless warm memories help you heal from your pain and grief.
    Love, Martha, Cheryl,Dell, Ellis M, Richard, Pamela Alger

  3. I know my life is better because I met Harold and worked with him. He let me know that he was proud of me. He made me feel like I was his son, too. I’ll never forget that feeling.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss everyone. Harold was always good to me when I tagged along with my dad (Chris White Sr.) To the fire hall. He will be missed by so many

  5. Dear Pat,
    Sincere sympathy to you and your family. Harold lit up a room when he came in. A remarkable memory for names, he seemed to chat with everyone and left each person smiling. Am sending a wish for happy memories to soon take the place of your sadness. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kitty

  6. Dear Pat,
    So sorry I can’t be there to remember Harold with you, but I hold him in my heart from afar. I was so lucky to have know him. He was a great man. My prayers and warm thoughts to you and his family. Love, Judy Guminski

  7. Pat and family, we are so sorry to hear this. He was an icon in our community and now at a well deserved peace. Our deepest sympathy. Ken and Jean

  8. To the Hayward family..
    My mom..my dad..and myself all worked for Harold at some point..we all
    had stories..ill never forget the time when my mother said out loud on the school bus..”boy do I hate kids!” (Not really..she had 5 of her own) I guess she was having a bad day..anyway, Harold got wind of it..called her in the office and said..”you know Gail..you really shouldn’t be saying that out loud on a school bus”
    Ok? We all got a big kick out of that “reprimand”?? I will miss Harold and his kind..giving ways..I looked up to him as I did my own father…peace be with your family now??love Barb Sykes

  9. I worked many years with Harold as Chief and Asst. Chief, He pissed me off a few times as I am sure I did it to him also. When the whistle blew weather it was a Ambulance or Fire call we both fought side by side, Harold taught me a lot and I will sure miss him. Rest In Peace My Friend.

  10. He lived a good life and was well loved.
    We are all better off having known him and called him a friend.

  11. Harold Hayward was an icon. I will always be indebted to him for being there many times on the ambulance crew, transporting my Mom to the hospital. I can’t say thank Harold enough for his devotion to our community. He’s going to be missed. His spirit is what makes small towns like Honeoye great.

  12. Pat and Family, Bill and I loved Harold and enjoyed many happy times with you both…words can’t express how much he’ll be missed…
    Love to you
    Susan and Bill

  13. I have known Harold Hayward since January, 1955, and since that time, he has become a strong community leader and a strong family leader. My children love their Uncle Harold, and always know they could trust him entirely. We will all be sad without him.

  14. With sympathy to my life long friend, Michael, and his family, in the loss of their father. In my thoughts, Michael and all!

  15. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time, Pappy will be missed by all of us. The Fire Dept. will never be the same without him.

  16. We dearly loved Papa and will treasure all of the memories of time spent with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat, also Grandma Maggie, Margot, Megan and the rest of the family. Love always, Amy and Joe

  17. Thoughts and Prayers go out to Pat and family. Harold was an awesome man. He has gained his wings and will always be watching over.
    God Bless
    Love Barbara

  18. Pat and family,
    My heart is breaking for all of you. Harold was such a special man to all of us. He was a mentor, he was a father figure to many and he was a friend to all he met. He truly left a legacy to be proud of.
    Peace and prayers to you and all who loved him.
    Love, Marsha

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