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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