NYSSPE Remembers Past President Mike Hayes, PE

With sadness, The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) has learned of the passing of Michael Hayes, PE. Michael served as  NYSSPE’s 2012-2013 State President.  He also served on the Foundation for Engineering Educations (FEE) Board of Directors from 2015-2017.

Michael Roy Hayes was born in Syracuse, New York to Frederick and Ruth Hayes. Upon graduation from Central Technical High school, he enrolled in Syracuse University (SU) and completed the Electrical Engineering program. While at SU, he also joined and completed the United States Air Force (USAF) ROTC.

He then served in the USAF for twenty years as a civil engineer and enjoyed traveling widely in Europe, Asia and the USA. He retired as Major and then began a second career as a civilian Electrical Engineer. He worked for Maniktala Associates, C & S Engineering and, briefly, IDP Engineering. It also gave him great pleasure to work for H & R Block and then Total Financial Services as a tax preparer. He reached the level of Enrolled Agent before retiring as a preparer.  He loved running, Bridge and all things computer related.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and sisters Sharon, (Bill) LaRouche and Nancy Hayes and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

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  1. John Przepiora, PE says

    Mike was a founder and leader of the Central NY Engineering Expo. He dedicated countless hours working on this annual event so that continuing ed credits would be available and affordable for PEs in and around CNY. Mike was also active with IEEE and was recognized by NYSSPE as a Fellow of NSPE. With sadness a posthumous ‘thank-you’ is sent out to Mike and his family for Mike’s service to the engineering community.

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