Obituary of Pauline A. "Polly" Hayward
Pauline A. “Polly” Ruchel Hayward, 95, of Troy, wife of the late Robert E. “Bob” Hayward, Sr., peacefully entered into eternal life surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Esther Kissinger Ruchel and was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School.
Polly was a homemaker. Prior to raising her family, she had been employed at Montgomery Ward’s in Menands. Polly took great pride and joy in volunteering for over 50 years at Samaritan Hospital where she is still remembered by many there for her many years of dedicated service.
Polly was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Speigletown, a member of Creative Threads, the church’s weekly quilting group. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Beloved wife of Bob for 73 years, devoted mother of Mark R. (Terri Antonelli) Hayward, Sr. of Sarasota, FL, Robert E. (Roberta) Hayward, Jr. of Ballston Lake and cherished Grandma of Jennifer (Greg) Salamone, Mark R. (Kristine) Hayward, Jr. and Daniel R. (Stephanie) Hayward, adored Great Grandma of Dominick Salamone, Madelynn Salamone, Cameron Hayward, Elena Hayward and Katelynn Hayward, mother-in-law of Janice Hayward, sister of the late Caroline (late, David) Fries, also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and to the Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 a.m., both at Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Rd., Troy, NY 12182 followed by her committal service at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville at 1:00 p.m.
The Hayward family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the 4th Floor Nurses at Samaritan Hospital and also to Dr. John O’Bryan, for the wonderful care that was provided to Polly.
Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Rd., Troy, NY 12182 or to The Samaritan Hospital & The Eddy Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208, in memory of Polly Hayward.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the White - Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 58 Leversee Rd., (RT-40 in Speigletown) Troy, NY 12182. (518) 235-0952
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In Loving Memory
Pauline A. "Polly" Hayward
1928 - 2023
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