Robert David Hayes



Robert David Hayes Sr., 90, of Spotsylvania County, Va formerly of Pawleys Island, SC passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.

Mr. Hayes graduated with a bachelors in math in the first class at Steubenville College and later with a degree in metallurgical engineering from The Ohio State University. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII and the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Hayes worked for 39 years at J&L /LTV Steel culminating in the position of Director of Quality Control. He was active in his community later in life volunteering with Meals on Wheels and tutoring local elementary school children. Mr. Hayes also held a variety of positions with his church and the Lions Club. He was the inaugural awardee for the Pawleys Island, SC Lion of the Year.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn C. Hayes; children Gregory Hayes (Kai), Daniel Hayes and Mary Cullinan; 9 grandchildren; sister Clara Jean Mathias; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert D. Hayes Jr.

A Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Coraopolis, Pa. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Moon Township, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Lions Club International for the Pawleys Island Chapter.