Joseph B. Hayward

December 3, 2013

Hayward, Joseph Obituary

Joseph B. Hayward, 76 of Milford, PA passed away on December 3, 2013. He was a graduate of Boston College, a U.S. Naval Officer serving from 1960 to 1965, and a retired Director of Group Insurance for Prudential, Newark, NJ.

The son of the late John and Laura (Long) Hayward, he was born June 1, 1937 in Berlin, NH. He was married to Brenda (Kempe) Hayward.

Survivors include his wife; son Daniel Hayward of Harrisburg, PA; daughter Vanessa Hayward Epstein, son-in-law Jesse Epstein and grandchildren Stella and Levi of Fort Collins, CO; daughter Jennifer Dodds and grandchildren Winona and Calla of Los Angeles, CA; sister June Baker of Riverhead, NY. He was predeceased by three brothers.

Joe was an avid reader, cook and enjoyed his house in the woods outside of Milford. As a boy, he was raised in South Boston, known to him as "Southie." He made his way out of town by going to Boston College. Joe left for Navy Officer Candidate School and tested into the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA where he learned Chinese Mandarin. Joe matriculated to the U.S. Navy, Seventh Fleet Operations, where he served as an Intelligence Officer. Joe loved to share tales of his life. Here are a few snapshots: climbing Mt. Fuji, serving on a guided missile cruiser, seeing the premier of West Side Story in Tokyo and skiing in the White Mountains.  While these are just a few of his stories, we will miss them all!

Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2 to 4 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 4 PM with Rev. Niels Nielsen officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Boston College Alumni Association (www.bc.edu/alumni/) or the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).




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December 7, 2013
2-4 p.m.

Visitation
Stroyan Funeral Home

405 West Harford St.
Milford, PA 18337
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Day:
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December 7, 2013
4 p.m.

Funeral Service
Stroyan Funeral Home

405 West Harford St.
Milford, PA 18337
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