Wayne D. Haley

Wayne D. Haley

ALBANY – Wayne D. Haley, a forklift driver with a heart of gold, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. He was 62.

He was born on July 28, 1960 in Catskill to Marie Hallock Haley and the late Arnold Haley. He was raised in Westerlo and, after attending Greenville Central School, he settled in Colonie, where he worked as a forklift driver for Yank Waste Company.

“Wayne enjoyed people, gardening, landscaping, and carpentry,” his family wrote in a tribute. “Wayne had a heart of gold. He would give anything to anyone that needed it. If someone was in need of shelter, Wayne would take them in for the night. He had many friends and was loved by everyone.”

He is survived by his mother, Marie Haley; his children, Andy Haley of Albany and Ashley Haley of Florida; his siblings, Joyce Shortsleeve and her husband, Joe, Ricky Haley and his wife, Rachel, Cindy Seaburg and Tony Santamaria, Debbie Meyer and her husband, Bill, Charles Haley and his wife, Paula, and Shirley Sherman and Lenny Mertens; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

His father, Arnold Haley, died before him, as did his grandmothers, Ruth Haley and Violet Hallock; his uncle, Ernest Hallock; and his stepfather, Cliff Fisher.

“Wayne has been privately cremated,” his family wrote, “and there will be a graveside service in the springtime for all friends and family.

Memorial messages may be left at www.altamontenterprise.com/milestones.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dormansville Methodist Church, 21 County Route 312, Westerlo, NY 12193 or to the Westerlo Fire Department building fund, 592 State Route 143, Westerlo, NY 12193.

 

 

 

 

 

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