John F. Hayes, 81, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at his home in Lawrence Township, NJ.
John was born September 26, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts to John F. and Marie F. Hayes. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, in Iceland and Morocco, and working for defense contractors, in post World War II Europe, he moved his family to California and worked for RCA as a project manager on the TIROS project, the world's first weather satellite.
Mr. Hayes also served as vice president for the Singer Corporation in the newly-opened 1 World Trade Center in New York, after which he formed his own international electronics export business.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Sonja Hayes; a daughter, Michaela Van Orden of Flemington, NJ; three grandchildren; a brother, Paul, and a sister, Judy, both of Boston, MA and many nieces and nephews and their families. He is also survived by his beloved Dalmatian and constant companion, Norton.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ from 11:30AM until 12:30PM with remembrances beginning at 12:30PM.