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Daniel Barnett Hayes

Nov 5, 2014

Daniel Barnett Hayes of Sanibel, Florida passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, October 30, 2014 following a recent illness. He was 74 years old. Mr. Hayes was born on April 14, 1940 in Staten Island, New York, the proud son of Helen M. (Barnett) and Daniel Bertram Hayes. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and had a lifelong interest in tinkering with all things mechanical. He especially loved spending time with his family. He always had fun around automobiles and used whatever precious spare time he could find as a shade-tree mechanic. He married the love of his life Janet (Hering) and together they raised three wonderful children in the northern New Jersey area. Daniel and Janet relocated to Southwest Florida in 1986 and fell in love with the area. He founded Sanibel Air Conditioning and Electric in 1986 and worked hard to build a successful business that continues as a family operated service to this day. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Janet; his sons Gary (Tracey), Brian (Jaclynne) and Todd (Jennifer); his grandchildren Lauren, Kelsey, Sara, Anna, Daniel, Kyle, Tyler, Isabella and Elley and his sister Nancy. He also leaves behind a large extended family and scores of customers and friends who will miss his company. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister Norma. Family and Friends are also asked to attend a celebration of Dans life in Irish Style with food and a toast ! This event will happen directly after the funeral services. Specific location & directions for this joyous rememberance will be announced at his memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you instead consider a donation in Daniel’s memory to the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, phone (800) 272-3900 or on the internet at: www.alz.org/flgulfcoast/in_my_community_donate.as

p. Those who wish to extend condolences to the family or offer a tribute are urged to visit Daniel’s memorial webpage at www.fortmyersmemorial.com and sign the guestbook.

For service information visit:


Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL. 33907