Gene Hay, 76, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH. He was born on November 10, 1940 in Ironton, OH to William and Neoma (Brown) Hay.
Gene served in the Ohio Army National Guard, Bravo Company 612th Engineer Battalion in Fremont, OH. He was a Supervisor at the Fremont Foundry for thirty-five years and retired in 1997. Gene had also worked at numerous other Factories in Fremont. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Gene is survived by his children, Angela (Dennis) Butscher, Michael (Barbara) Hay, Laura (Mike) Taylor, all of Fremont; David (Valerie) Stebel, of Norwalk; grandchildren, Summer (Jeremy) Hoffman, Melanie and Steven Butscher, Jacob and Kara Hay, Zachary, Garett and Payton Taylor, Jakob and Cody Stebel; step grandchildren, Peter and Dennis Butscher II; former wife Mildred Georgia Case; ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melanie Hay; granddaughter Cassandra Butscher; siblings, Clayton, Curtis, James, Paul and Alva Hay, Alma Stewart, Minnie Goldie, Levi Bell Hay and Bertha Hay.
Visitation: Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, February 18, 2017; 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Vickey officiating.
Memorials: Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870
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We all lost a good man friend,father grandfather and great grandfather. You will always be remembered Gene. We’ll see you again in heaven.
Mike and Family, my condolence to you and your family. Put him on your shoulder and he will be there for you when you need him.
You were a good brother-in-law, & friend when I needed a friend years ago Gene. Always willing to listen & had a smile for everyone. You were also a good Father to your children too. Even though I hadn’t seen you for awhile, you were thought of often & always in my prayers. I’m glad that you’re in the arms of Jesus & not suffering anymore . Someday we will see you again in heaven & until then, rest in God’s care. You deserve it & your work here is done. Love you “Oscar”
sorry for your loss he will be missed know jim and paul more meet him a few times he was a nice guy
Paula Adkins, Blankenship
I am so sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, etc. I didn’t know him personally, but my cousin was married to him so he had to be a good man, or she wouldn’t have married him.
He may be gone, but will not be forgotten by his family. One day they will all meet again and have a grand reunion.
I’m so sorry for your loss! Gene, aka my cutie, and I got to know each other when I started helping taking care of his brother Paul, aka Smoke. Over the years we always shared great laughs! It was an honor to have met Gene! My prayers are with everyone who knew this man!
I am so lucky to have one of the coolest Uncles ever. I never missed a time to stop and see you throughout my travels. You were one of the kindness people ever to visit the earth. I can remember all the things that you taught us kids. You taught us not to hate, importance of an education, respect for others, hard work and how to bounce off of obstacles. You were one of the hardest working guys ever.
Having you, James Hay and Uncle Smoke as my mentors was such a pleasure in life. You came from a very hard background any never forgot your roots. Seemed like any time we had a problem or were confused in our journeys you always had a story to tell and guide us in the right direction. You will be greatly missed Uncle and shall the lord be with you on your new journey. Well now we can say that the three Amigos are all together in heaven. RIP in peace Uncle and give my Dad and Uncle Smoke a big hello. You will be greatly missed from all. Love you Uncle Oscar your Nephew.
Jamie Bemis (Sherman)
My condolences to Angie, Mike and Laurie and all of the grandchildren of Gene. I have very fond memories of him when I’d go to aunt Georgia’s with my mom growing up- he was always such a kind and generous man! Prayers and hugs to you all❤
Dad I miss you already. You are my best friend the person I could go to with anything and you didn’t judge me. You always heavenhad a smile and say sit down sis and talk to me. I’d love it when we went to breakfast at Denny’s it always made my day to talk to you. You always had such good advice. My heart is breaking I pray that you will find peace in heaven. You deserve it and to my siblings I want to say I love you. I know we don’t tell each other enough but every one of you is important to me. I can still see you cooking potatoes and chip beef and onions. He loves cooking for everyone