HAYS, Alexander J.

HAYS, Alexander J.

Alexander J. Hays, age 31, was born in Memphis, TN, to parents Kim and Steve Hays and resided in Broadview Hts., OH. Alex attended Brecksville-Broadview Hts. Schools. He was an honor student, participated in travel baseball, and was a Brecksville varsity football player. He was on the homecoming court his senior year and graduated in 2008. Alex was awarded an academic scholarship to Miami University in Oxford, OH. He attended Miami University and Kent State University and was most recently employed at Group Management Services where he was respected and loved. Throughout his lifetime, Alex enjoyed times with his family at Lake Chautauqua, NY, where he was an accomplished snow skier, snow boarder, water skier, avid boater and jet-skier. He relished his personal time on the dock fishing with his brother Spencer. Additionally, Alex was a role model and best friend to Spencer who revered Alex with high esteem. Alex was a loving and caring beautiful man inside and out. He had a dynamic smile that matched his larger than life personality. Remembered by his brother Spencer, “He had no filter and spoke his mind whether it was popular or not!” Alex and Spencer spent the best times of their lives together as brothers and best friends. Over the past year plus he enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend Sonja whether going on dates, hanging out with family or spending alone time together. They shared many joyful moments. Alex will forever be remembered by his large loving family, his friends and everyone who knew him. May God forever hold Alex in the palm of His loving hands.

Graveside services will be held April 10, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Maple Shade Cemetery in Independence. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lantern Center for Recovery, 12160 Triskett Road, Cleveland, OH, 44111.

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  1. Lyndsay Cook on March 9th, 2021 9:51 pm

    I will never forget his smile, his laugh or that mischievous, playful sparkle in his eyes. <3

  2. Sell on March 9th, 2021 11:22 pm

    Rest easy brother. Had some memorable times at Miami and glad to have known you.

  3. Andrew Perpetua on March 10th, 2021 6:53 am

    Condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Alex.

  4. Tony Parker & The Lantern on March 10th, 2021 12:44 pm

    Tony Parker and all of Alex’s Lantern brothers would like to offer our condolences, and remember Alex for his magnetic personality who always extended his hand to the new guy.

  5. Jimmy Riley on March 10th, 2021 8:24 pm

    Santa will miss you sitting on his lap.
    Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  6. Carly Grabowski on March 11th, 2021 2:11 pm

    I’m so deeply saddened to hear about your passing. You truly will be missed by many people! We had a lot of great memories together in school and then in college. I remember all the times you willingly drove me home from from Miami for breaks. We had such a good time laughing and listening to music on our way home. You truly brought so much light and love to this world. My prayers are with your family and loved ones. Rest In Peace.

  7. Carole Poulson on March 14th, 2021 11:01 am

    I was so sorry to see that Alex has passed away. I was his ninth-grade English teacher at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School and remember his kind and happy personality. He was popular with all my students, and I will remember him as a sweet and enthusiastic student.

  8. Jim & Lisa Helms on March 15th, 2021 8:43 am

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Alex. Sending prayers and sympathy to the Hayes and Milan families! May he Rest In Peace!

  9. Andrew Dissell Sr on April 4th, 2021 5:48 am

    I will always remember the time we spent together at the lantern , you will be missed my friend and brother , Drew

  10. The Galland Family on April 9th, 2021 8:03 pm

    Steve, Kim and Spencer,

    We are so very sorry to learn of your great loss. Alex’s life on this earth was way too short. May the good memories give you peace until you meet again. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

    Mike, Debbie, Stephen & Matt Galland

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