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Susan Hayes

Susan M. Hayes, loving partner of Guy A. Conover, lost her short but courageous battle with cancer January 29, 2020.  She was 80 years old.

Susan was born in York PA to Evans Goodling and Eleanor (Ness) Goodling.  She was a graduate of William Penn High School and attended East Stroudsburg State Teachers College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1980 from York College.

Susan was a substitute schoolteacher in the York City School District for over 20 years.  She retired from Topflight Corporation in 1993 having worked in Human Resources.

In addition to Guy, Susan is survived by two daughters, Susan Killian (married to Alan Killian) of Lancaster, PA and Ellen Hayes of York, PA.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy Lazzara.  She is also survived by 4 grandsons and 3 great grandchildren, a brother, Evans Goodling (Barbara) of Wyomissing, PA, and 2 sisters – Ann Binder (Paul) of Merritt Island, FL and Jane Sailor (Alexander) of Goleta, CA.  She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Susan also served for 6 years on the school board for the Eastern York School District – 5 years as president.

Susan enjoyed sailing, cooking, traveling and animals.  She has faithfully fed a family of foxes for well over 20 years.

Susan’s greatest passion was spending time with Guy.  They enjoyed eating great food and laughing.  She considered a life well lived if you could laugh a lot, dance a little and have a great time.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Susan’s name to The Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930, Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

A Celebration of Susan’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD.

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This was my Aunt Sue. We always had the best times up on the farm. We drifted apart when my uncle Bill and her divorced. Susan or Ellen Im very sorry for your loss. I miss us being cousins and I thank Susan for letting my dad know

Norah Hayes Spencer Feb 11 2020 12:00 AM

Whoever wrote Susan's obituary caught her very essence. . . when I think of her, I think of laughter, good food, and Guy! My sincerest sympathy to all of her family whom she loved so dearly and to Guy, the love of her life.I'll end by saying what she always said as we'd end a telephone conversation: "Hugs". Marcia Kirby

Marcia Kirby Feb 2 2020 12:00 AM

Susan was a great lady and friend. Jim and I had a lot of laughs with her and Guy on land and boating. She will be greatly missed.

Hazel Feb 2 2020 12:00 AM

so sorry to hear of her passing ,she was a very nice lady . enjoy talking to her and seeing her at The Drug Store when she shopped . prayers to family Valerie Horsman.

Valerie Horsman Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM