Donald Barnes Hayward, 86, of Greensburg died at home on Friday, July 16, 2021. He was born April 13, 1935 in Milford, MA, the only son of Samuel Penniman Hayward and Dorothy Barnes Hayward. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sally Marker Hayward, their three children, David Hayward of Rockport, TX, Susan Koshewa of Columbus, OH and Sarah (James) Lynch of Dothan, AL, two granddaughters, Molly and Lucy Koshewa, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Marker, PhD. He was predeceased by his parents, in-laws, and infant son, Dan Hayward.
Don was a graduate of Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, MA, and Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. He received his electrical engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA and was a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.
He worked his entire career for West Penn Power Company/Allegheny Energy/First Energy in several engineering and managerial positions and retired in 1996. Shortly after joining West Penn Power in 1958, he served two years in the U.S. Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
For over 50 years, Don was a tireless member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Greensburg. He served as Deacon, Elder, President of Council, and Trustee. Above all, he was a dedicated servant of God and his church family.
Don was extremely active in the community. He was a member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Greensburg, delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, and was a committed blood donor, having joined “The 100 Gallon Club”.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, woodworking, and a well-poured Black & Tan. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers and Pirates. He and his wife traveled extensively with friends and family; they vacationed most often in New England and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Friends will be received at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 139 North Main Street, Greensburg on Friday at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s honor may be made to Wildlife Works, Inc., 836 Chestnut St., Youngwood, PA 15697 www.wildlifeworksinc.org. The family thanks the hospice care team with Excela Health for their care and dedication.
For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.