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Kenneth Hayward

Kenneth L. Hayward, 88, of Cambridge went with his Heavenly Father on Father's Day, June 21, 2020 at UMSMC at Chestertown after giving his heart to the Lord on Tuesday, June 16th during a video call with his great nephew Scott Holotik.

Born August 20, 1931 in Andrews, Maryland Kenny was a son of the late Millie A. Jones Hayward and Richard Burke (Burke) Hayward. He attended the local schools in the area and one year at Crapo High School before having to quit and start working with his father to help his family.

For over 45 years Kenny continued the family tradition and worked as a waterman, both crabbing and oystering. Always a hard worker, Kenny also worked during the off season as a carpenter. He was involved in many of the construction projects built by Charles E. Brohawn on the shore. Although only a 7th grade education Kenny was a master with numbers never needing a calculator or even a pencil and paper.

Kenny greatly enjoyed his retirement. He always looked forward to visiting the local thrift stores. Always a lover of what he called REAL country music, the music from the 40’s and 50’s, he greatly enjoyed the weekly radio show of Mel Price prior to his death. Kenny was an avid dog lover which brought him joy and companionship. Wherever Kenny went his faithful dog was always by his side.

Surviving Kenny is his daughter Brenda Hayward Anthony of Palmyra, Va.; grandson Lee Anthony (Judy); sister in law Nancy Hayward; cousin Armond Hayward II along with several nieces, nephews and his beloved dog Frieda.

Preceding him in death besides his parents is his son Paul K. Hayward and daughter in law Dawn; son in law Roger Lee Anthony; brothers Richard Z. (Dick) Hayward, Armond E. Hayward, William F. (Bill) Hayward; sisters Edith Jackson, Kathleen Bramble and Virginia Riggins and his loyal dogs Travis, Spike and Faith.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020 beginning 12 noon at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park. Officiating will be Scott Holotik.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mickey Hayward, Lindy Riggins, Scott Holotik, Mike Keene, Petey Phippin and Christopher Phippin.

Honorary pallbearers are Charles Hayward and Eddie Bramble.

His daughter Brenda would like to thank all of the health care workers that helped care for her father during the last month of his sudden decline in health. In lieu of flowers she request no better way to honor her father than a donation to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. To share online condolences visit www.newcombcollins.com

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Me Kenny was a good family friend of my dads George Willey Jr we grew up on Maple Dam so knew Mr Kenny well. Kenny and my dad shared gardening tips and the love of the outdoors and dogs. Kenny was a nice man and will be missed.

Katherine Gullion Jul 18 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to see of Kenny's passing. My grandmother, Ruby, was married to his brother, Richard. There was nothing like the Hayward family!

Terry Dayton Wheatley Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

To The Family of Mr. Hayward ;On behalf of Food Lion in Cambridge, Maryland we send our prayers to you and your family.May God continue to give you the strength, peace, happiness, joy and Most of All Jesus Love.Be Bless, Joanne M. Chase ( Food Lion)

Joanne M. Chase Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Hayward

Daniel W. Mills Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Brenda. I always enjoyed the conversations we had when we occasioned to run into each other in stores, etc.May he rest in peace.

Mickey Dean Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

Kenny was always smiling and his smile lite up the room. We have missed seeing him at the local auction for sometime. I believe he came more to socialize than to purchase. He will be sadly missed.

Donna & Alton Hooper Jun 26 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Mr Kenny...it was always a pleasure to visit with you when I visited my parents. We shared a lot of conversation about good food and animals and I will remember you fondly. My thoughts and prayers to you Ms Brenda and the rest of you family.

Kim James Jun 26 2020 12:00 AM

Brenda our thoughts and prayers are with you. We miss seeing Kenny and our weekly visits and are truly glad we became such good friends over the years. He always said it was Faith that brought us together and maybe that was true because the Lord can work in mysterious ways and always has a plan for us and maybe that was Faiths mission in her short life with your father. He always loved his dogs and said he felt he had a small piece of heaven at his home. We know he was happy and content in his life and loved you very much as he spoke of you often,gHe always said it was Faith that brought us all together and maybe that was true because as they say God does work in mysterious ways

Sharon & Bill Jun 25 2020 12:00 AM

Just found out that Uncle Kenny had passed away. I remember when I was a child he and his brother Bill (my grandfather) would sit and play checkers in the backyard. They were very close. Uncle Kenny's smile was contagious. He is surely in heaven playing checkers and smiling alongside his loved ones again. My condolences

Danie Herrin Jun 25 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Brenda, It was a pleasure talking with you. My condolences. The conversation we had was your Father and Paul, along with the rest of the family, not with us, getting us together to help you/me mourn. I truly believe there is something bigger than us that continues on. You have been bestowed the honor of finalizing your fathers wishes. You have been a steady pillar of strength for your family. A big sister to Paul and a wonderful Daughter. The stories of Travis and your Father warm the heart. Travis was a Healer for your Father and Paul. Since Travis was raised by Paul it is so fitting that he loved Kenneth and they bonded. Happy go lucky Travis, big fluffy tail with lots of energy, tail wagging away. A dog always reflects the personality of its owner, in this case Paul. Your Father was Blessed that he had the chance to experience that through Pauls unknowing help. Your Father died in Peace and loved his family. Brenda, you take care, you and your family are in are prayers. God Bless You, Alex F.

A Jun 25 2020 12:00 AM

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