CONOWINGO — Ronald Hayes of Conowingo died on July 27, 2021. Ron was born in 1950 in Chester, Pennsylvania to Albert and Genevieve (Rzucidlo) Hayes. Ron attended Cheyney State College, where he studied education. He taught Industrial Arts at East High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania and home building at the Chesapeake Job Corps Center in Port Deposit, Maryland. He later worked for 23 years at J.M. Huber Corporation in Havre de Grace, first in maintenance and subsequently in engineering.

Ron never met a stranger: he talked to everyone, and loved sharing his knowledge and skills. He was unstintingly generous and always willing to help others. He delighted in all things mechanical--especially cars, which he collected, repaired, and discussed with enthusiasm. He could fix anything and was a passionate believer in doing things yourself.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and elder brothers. He is survived by his wife Donna; son Matthew and his partner Fostin Cotchen; and son Michael and his wife Allison Schuessler. They and their family and friends will miss him greatly.

Please consider making a donation in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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