William Patrick Hayes

William Patrick Hayes

March 02, 1948 - November 10, 2015

William Patrick Hayes

March 02, 1948 - November 10, 2015


William “Bill” Patrick Hayes passed away from a sudden massive heart attack on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the young age of 67.

Bill was born in Long Beach, California on March 2, 1948. He was the 2nd of four children born to James and Marjorie Hayes. After graduating from Millikan High School in Long Beach he attended the University of California Santa Barbara on a football scholarship. He transferred to California State College, Long Beach where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1971.

Bill worked for Shell Corporation in sales and eventually owned and operated five gas stations. After selling the stations, Bill continued to work in sales as a seafood broker and eventually went on to work for Chef’s Warehouse where he was employed. Bill loved sports, especially surfing, football and golf. He would spend part of his weekends watching whatever sport was on TV. Golf was his passion and he played many times during the week for years until his back hindered him from playing.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Janet of 25 years. They were married on November 17, 1990. One of Bill and Janet’s favorite things to do together was to take cruises (10) to Mexico where they could relax and enjoy their time together. They also enjoyed dining out and loved their two dogs Sophie and Stella.

Bill is also survived by his two children from a previous marriage, Eric and Dena. He also has four grandchildren – Andrew 26, Brittney 17, Jared 15 and Easton 5. He is also survived by his sister Sydney and brother Dewey.

The funeral service will be held at Crossline Community Church in Laguna Hills in the Chapel on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:30 am. A graveside service will follow at 2:15 at El Toro Cemetery in Lake Forest.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle and he will be truly missed but we are confident we will see him again one day.

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5 responses to William Patrick Hayes

  1. Janet – My deepest condolences. We here at CBRE are all thinking of you and sending our thoughts/prayers. We are here for you if you need anything, we are only a phone call away. Take care of yourself,

    Thinking of you.


  2. As a little fish in a big pond of Chefs, Bill always made me feel like a giant.
    I will miss him dearly.
    Rest in peace my friend.
    Manny Gonzalez
    Taps Brea

  3. Jeff Bekeris says:

    Bill had the most incredibly touching, respectful “send off” today. The memorial service and his interment were absolutely beautiful, and a very fine tribute to our loving brother and friend. How wonderful to be surrounded by his dedicated wife, beautiful family and wonderful friends. It brought a smile to many as we listened to the stories about “Mr. Bill” and reflected during the video about this ‘man’, with special photo ‘snippets’ from various parts of his life.

    You all did such a wonderful ‘job’ today, in the ‘laying to rest’ of our beloved Bill. I feel the pain of your loss, as many others I’m sure do as well. We will miss his smiling face and kindred spirit. There will be days ahead that will be tough, but your strength, wisdom and loving family and friends will help you through.

    I want to share one last story with you, and your friends, what Janet told me today. She shared that Bill always wanted a B-Day party with lots of friends. Well, today it was even better than that… he had a ‘GREAT Party’… it was the celebration of his life! I’m sure he was looking upon it all with pleasure and humbly enjoyed all the ‘fuss.’

    Take care to all of Bill’s family. Rest assured he is just over your shoulder, always looking out for you. His spirit will always be with you in heart, mind and soul. 😉
    RIP William Patrick Hayes, whom we all knew affectionately as “Bill.”

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