John Hayes

John Hayes Obituary


Age - 89


October 6, 2023


Elkridge, MD

John Patrick Hayes, age 89, of Elkridge, Maryland passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023. A Visitation for John will be held at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075 on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4795 Ilchester Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 on Saturday, October 14, 2023, 9:30 AM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. garylkaufmanfuneralhome. com for the Hayes family.

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