Edward G. Hayes, passed away November 30, 2018. He was born Feb. 4, 1930 in Chicago to Edward G. & Ethyl (Beck) Hayes who predeceased him. Ed joined the Navy in 1947 for two years. He received his BA degree from the Univ. of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 1965 and taught Spanish at Oak Park-River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL until his retirement in 1987. Ed moved to St. Petersburg in 1990 with life partner John Dunne who predeceased him. He is survived by a step sister, Claudette (Mike) Nash of San Diego, CA and a half sister, Patricia (John) Naivodylo of Glenview, IL, many cousins and lots of friends who were like family to him. A memorial reception for family and friends will be Friday, Jan. 4th from 5-8PM at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Jan 5th at 10AM at St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice Bayfront Hospital.