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Richard H. "Dick" Hayes

September 25, 1943 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Richard Hayes Obituary

Richard H. “Dick” Hayes, 80, of Toledo and formerly of Tiffin, passed  peacefully with his wife and daughters by his side on Thursday November 09, 2023.  He was a loving husband, father, papaw, uncle and friend of many. Anyone that crossed his path, knew what a special man he was. 

He was born on September 25, 1943, in Tiffin Ohio, to Harold and Marilynn (Routson) Hayes.  He married Camille Borders and had two daughters, Courtney and Whitney. They later divorced.  In 1974 he met Wendy Hammond.  They were married on January 15,1977.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Hayes of Toledo; daughters, Courtney Mally of Spring Lake MI and Whitney Carter of Perrysburg OH.  He had five wonderful grandchildren and one great granddaughter that he loved immensely, Mason Thigpen, Cameron Carter, Sophia and Julia Mally and Ava Carter; and his great grandchild, Maisey Thigpen.

Surviving siblings are his brother,  Patrick (Connie) Hayes of Tiffin and his sister, Teresa (Todd) Jindra of Hudson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Marilynn Hayes; and brothers James and David Hayes.

He was a graduate of Tiffin Calvert High School in 1962.  He served in the United States Air Force and was a Military Police Officer during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1966. 

He resided in Toledo where he became Safety Supervisor Inspector for OSHA for 17 years.   In 1989 he started Hayes Environmental Services, Inc. where he provided OSHA safety training and consulting for the general industry companies.    He became an expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants and was a Certified Forensic Examiner.  He was universally respected by judges and attorneys and a nationally recognized professional.  His work led to enhanced workplace safety throughout the country, improving the quality of life and saving lives through his dedication to his vocation. 

In June of 2020 he retired.  Dick enjoyed traveling and boating.  He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  He was a huge dog lover and had many special dogs over the years.

He genuinely loved all people and his infectious smile and engaging personality elevated every situation and every heart he encountered.  He will be deeply missed by all.

Please join us for his celebration of life at Hoffmann-Gottfried- Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, on November 17, 2023 from 3:00-7:00 P.M.   A funeral Mass will be held on November 18, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony Coci officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors being conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society or a local Veteran’s Group.

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Celebration of Life
November 17, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Funeral Mass
November 18, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
36 Melmore Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


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