Ralph “Skip” A. Hayden Jr.

February 26, 2019
Ralph “Skip” A. Hayden Jr., 85; of Martville, NY passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation, Oswego. Skip was born in Lysander, NY to the late Ralph and Mary Elizabeth (Langham) Hayden. He had been a lifetime resident of Martville, NY. Skip was past employed as a Machinist having worked in a family owned and operated business. Hayden Brothers Machine Shop was first located in Red Creek, NY and then in Martville, NY. Skip also worked independently as a Truck Driver with Hayden Trucking, Martville, NY and then later with Malone Trucking, Oswego, NY. He was a lifetime member of the Hannibal American Legion Post #1552, the Fulton Elk’s Club Post #830, and Hannibal V.F.W. Post #5380. Skip’s greatest passion was Ford vehicles. He lovingly restored over a period of several years a 1927 Ford Model T with all original Ford parts. He was predeceased by his son Ralph “Skip Jr.” Hayden III. He is survived by his loving partner and wife of 53 years Joan Hayden of Martville, NY, his children: Deborah Barker of FL, Tracey Lewin of FL, Darlene Simpson of FL, Mark Tompkins of TX, his step-children: Roxanne Wavle of Hannibal, Harry McCarty of Fulton, Cindy McCarty of Fulton, his siblings: Nancy Steffen of FL, and Jac Hayden of NV, and grandchildren: Stacie France, Katrina Bonnie, Jolene McCarty, Craig Hoffman, Alex McCarty, Megan McCarty, Ashley Lewin and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday at the Fountain of Life Church, Oswego St., Hannibal, NY. Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego has care of the arrangements.

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  1. Deborah, I am sorry to hear of your dads passing. I know you probably do not remember me, we went to elementary school together until my family moved to Syracuse. I have often thought of you. I hope you are doing well. Cherish the memories you have of your dad.

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