Friday we attended the ceremony for Lester who passed away from pancreatic cancer.
Lester R. Hay, 73, of Highway Rte. 20, Carlisle, died Monday, May 7th at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown after a brief illness. Mr. Hay was born May 11, 1938 in Mansfield, New Jersey, a son of Harry S. and Mary Anna (Davis) Hay. He graduated from Bordentown High School in 1956 where he played football and later enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving his country during peacetime. He later relocated to Schoharie County after his marriage to Jeanne Muller in 1965 and began his farming career. He and his family operated a dairy and beef farm for many years and also drove truck and worked on construction. Always a hard worker and dedicated member of his community, he served as supervisor for the Town of Carlisle for many years, volunteered as a 4-H Leader, Porkies and Woolies, FFA and the Schoharie County Cooperative Extension. He was also a member of the Town of Carlisle Democratic Club and served on the Schoharie County Democratic Committee. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne (Muller) Hay, whom he married December 4, 1965, his children, Adam (Cindy), Matthew, Shelly (Frank) and Mark (Danielle), his siblings, Holmes, Clifford, Corinne, Gloria and Dawn along with one grandson; and four granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Ruth. A private service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.