John Saylor Hayes

John Saylor Hayes, 91, peacefully passed away Feb. 7, 2014, at his home with his loving family and wife at his bedside. John was the husband of Stella (Jenkins) Hayes for 65 years.

He was born in New York City, son of the late John Arthur and Adaline Saylor Hayes, both of Williamsport.

John was a graduate of Williamsport high school and John Hopkins University. He worked as a chemist for Bell Telephone Laboratories, Reading, for 25 years. He was also active in the Pioneers club.

John served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He received the Bronze star and retired with the rank of Major. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 625 in Fleetwood. John was a member of the Masonic Huguenot Lodge No. 377 for over 60 years.

John was a member of St. Pauls U.C.C church in Fleetwood.

In addition to his loving wife, Stella, he is survived by two sons, John and Richard and two daughters Janet and Jennifer. John also had three grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Private services are being held at the convience of the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Stanton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.