Thomas M. Hayes



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April 18, 2007 at age 92. Predeceased by his wife, Harriet(Koetzle), daughter, Cathleen Cubiotti, brothers, Donald and Gerald Hayes and sister, Bernice M. Arnold. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Mary A.(David)Smith of Knoxville, TN; sons, Donald C.(Carol)Hayes and Jack L.(Linda)Hayes of Winchester, VA; stepson A. Richard(Andrea)Koetzle; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Thomas was a long-time resident of Chili and Greece. He retired from Gleason Works after more than 40 years of service. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 4-7PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 11:00AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment, St. Pius the Tenth Cemetery, 295 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chili, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Edna Tina Wilson Living Center, 700 Island Cottage Rd., Rochester, NY 14612 or to a charity of your choice in his memory.


  1. Peter Minurka & Patty Bruckman on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don & Carol Our deepest sympathy and condolences Your Legion Friends, Pete & Patty

  2. Marilyn K Fisher on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I have fond memories of Tom visiting my Mother, Blanche Keenan. Tom was a cousin of my Father, Andrew Keenan.Tom always kept in touch with my Mother througout the years, something that brought a great deal of joy to her. Whenever Tom visited her in Caledonia, she called many of her children to tell us what a nice day it was. My heartfelt sympathy to Mary, Donald, Jack and Richard on the loss of your Father. I know they are together in Heaven! Sincerely, Marilyn Keenan Fisher

  3. Diane Carlberg on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I just found out today about Uncle Tommy. I will always remember him with fond memories. I haven’t seen him in years since I’ve been in Florida, but he will always be remembered as my fun loving uncle. I hope he is with my Mom, Berniece Arnold, and his family having a lovely reunion. My deepest sympathy. Diane Carlberg

  4. Helen Salata on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I volunteer at Edna Tina Wilson Living Center. I was very fond of Tom.He read the newspaper every and knew what was going on. I will miss our visits. My sympathy to the family

  5. Harold (Abe) & Mary Sickles on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Read online of Tommy’s passing, He came along with my Mother- Blanche Keenan and my sister Margie to visit our home in Caledonia where we enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon. He brought much joy to my Mother and was a source of many interesting stories of our father’s family. We are in Florida and will be unable to attend services. With our sincere sympathy, Abe and Mary K. Sickles

  6. Shirley Schollnick on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    The girls and I have many fond memories of their ‘Grandpa Tom’ who they always referred to as their ‘movie star’ grandfather. I will always remember Tom as being a true gentleman and very caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shirley, Cindy, Laurie and Sabrina

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