Clair W. "Buckey" Hays

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 21, 2020

Clair W. "Buckey" Hays, 95, of Sun City Center, Fl, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was born December 3, 1924 in Greensburg and was the son of the late Clair and Sara (Nicholson) Hays. He was the husband of the late Betty J. (Billick) Hays who passed away February 14, 2006. Clair was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, Stephen Bayard Lodge # 526 F & AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Shrine and Consistory-Valley of Pittsburgh, and the Central Vol. Fire Co, where he was a charter member and former fire chief.

He is survived by his daughters, Beverly Dzvonick of Apollo Beach, FL, Shirl (Don) Latkovic of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Karen (Bill) Crotty of Parrish, FL, grandchildren, Tara (Anthony Mougianis) of Wintersville, OH, Dana (Chris) Ighnat of Columbus, OH , Lisa (Mark) LaPresti, and T.J. (Michelle) Latkovic of Tampa, FL, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, step-sister, Sara Hanford, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Frank Dzvonick and step-sister, Donna Palmer. Friends are welcome from Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director.  Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 10:00 am. The Rev. Lori Walters will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Highlands Community Methodist Church, 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Condolences may be made at

Originally published February 21, 2020.

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