Winchell T. Hayward: RIP
Winchell T. Hayward, age 86, charter member of the Pacific Merchant Marine Council, died peacefully on July 31. His health declined the past nine months and the last few months he resided in a nursing facility instead of his San Francisco home on Willard St. He is survived by his brother, Warren Hayward of Austin, TX; nieces, Leigh Ann Morse of Salt Lake City, Cynthia Muncey of Colbert, WA and nephews, Houston Hayward of Lansdale, PA and Blair Hayward of Brooks, GA.
Born on January 9, 1926, Winchell was the eldest of four boys born to Harold and Ernestine Hayward in Evanston, Il. He was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the US Navy during WW II and served for many years in the US Naval Reserves.
He resided in San Francisco since 1954, working as an electrical engineer for the City of San Francisco. He was a longtime member and deacon of the Mission Presbyterian Church. Winchell was active in many civic and cultural associations and outdoor clubs, including the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, California Alpine Club, Boy Scouts of America, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs. Any donations in his memory can be made to any of the above-mentioned organizations or to the council.
A funeral service took place in San Francisco at the Bryant Funeral Home. According to his wishes, he was buried next to his mother in Memorial Park Cemetery 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Il , August 7, 2012.
His brother Warren and sister-in-law Karen Hayward live in Austin, Texas; their telephone number is (512) 894-4002.
Rest in peace Winchell.