Harold Hayes Obituary
In Memoriam: Harold R. Hayes, 84, a long-standing pillar of the Lake Luzerne community, departed this life on the 7th of September, 2023. Harold transitioned peacefully at Glens Falls Hospital, comforted by the presence of his devoted family.
Born on April 6, 1939, in Fort Edward, New York, Harold was the cherished son of the late Harold G. Hayes and Alice Mayotte Hayes. A proud alumnus of Corinth High School, class of 1956, he furthered his education at Adirondack Community College, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
In 1962, on a blissful summer day of July 15th in Corinth, Harold united in matrimony with his soulmate, Priscilla Lent. The couple built an enduring life together in Lake Luzerne, where they have been residents for an impressive 61 years.
Harold’s professional journey led him to a fulfilling career at General Electric in Hudson Falls, where he served as an engineer until his well-earned retirement. But his life was not just about work; Harold was an active member of his community, dedicating four years to the Lake Luzerne Town Council. His altruistic endeavors included leading a youth group at Holy Infancy Church and maintaining membership in Liebl’s Hunting Club as well as the prestigious Adirondack 46’s Club.
An ardent lover of life, Harold had a passion for motorcycles, hiking, and connecting with people. He cherished the simple joys of camping, attending musical concerts, and reveling in his Native American heritage. A natural craftsman, he took pleasure in household projects and was always available to lend a helping hand to those in need—most especially if it involved spending quality time with his family.
His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his beloved wife of 61 years, Priscilla; their four children, Michel Hayes (Vicki), Bob Hayes, Michelle Powers, and Glen Hayes (Michelle), all of Lake Luzerne; two siblings, Kathy Fuss of Knoxville, TN, and Gary Hayes (Beth) of Salt Springs, FL; a legacy of 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and an extensive family of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in passing by his son, Matthew Hayes, and his brothers, Eric and Edward Hayes.
Harold leaves behind not just a family grateful for his love, but a community enriched by his service and warmed by his friendship. He will be deeply missed, yet forever remembered.