William L. “Bill” Hayman, 63 of Manheim and formerly of Mount Joy passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Born in Lancaster, Bill was the son of the late Warren “Whitey” and Jeanette Nissley Hayman. Bill is survived by two sons, Patrick M. Hayman of Lancaster, and Wesley Hayman, companion of Melissa Naylor of Horsham and their daughter, Bills “darling granddaughter Hannah.” Also surviving is his brother John T. married to Tamara Hayman of Elkton MD and two nephews and nieces, his Aunt Cheryl Zeiders of Panama City FL and his brother in law, Chris Brady of Georgetown MD. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jill Brady.
Bill was a graduate of Donegal High School, class of 1976. He was formerly employed as a proofreader for TV Guide and later worked for the New Standard Corp., Mount Joy office. Most recently, Bill was self-employed as a transport driver for Amish families and puppies. Quoting, Bill, he said, “he had the best job in the world, transporting people and puppies!” He was a member of the Sons of The American Legion, Post 185 Mount Joy, where he formerly served as treasurer. Bill and his family were caretakers of the Mount Joy Cemetery for over 35 years. He and his parents shared a love and concern for the cemetery and it became a large part of Bill’s life. Bill retired from the care of the cemetery on 1/1/2000. An outdoor enthusiast, Bill loved hiking, fishing, and being out of doors. A music enthusiast, he was an accomplished guitar player, guitar instructor and played often for family and friends. He will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends as unselfish and always ready to lend a hand.
A gathering to celebrate Bill’s life will be held in the spring in the Mount Joy Cemetery where he will be interred with his parents and sister. Please follow Facebook for a date and time. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill to the Sons of the American Legion, Post 185, “Flag Fund” 255 West Main St. Mount Joy PA, 17552 would be appreciated.
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