Donald J. Hayner, 90, of The Villages, FL, passed peacefully on November 1, 2020. Born in Bayport Minnesota, he is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of 70 years, JoAnn B Hayner and four children; Nanette Hayner Stecyk, The Villages, FL, Monica Beth Hayner of E. Syracuse, NY, Cynthia H DeLapp, The Villages, FL and Robert M Hayner, Colorado Springs, CO. He was a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Don’s career started at Anderson Windows as a teenager eventually becoming Northeast Regional Sales Manager. He moved his family to the Syracuse NY area in the 1950’s where he met Richard Hoyt. Together they formed the Hayner Hoyt Corporation, creating the beginnings of an icon in the commercial construction industry. Hayner Hoyt continues its work today after more than 50 years in business.
In his spare time, he enjoyed a competitive game of golf and tennis. The family enjoyed summers camping in Lake George NY. When not at the lake, family gatherings were held on Sundays at his home where the kids enjoyed afternoons around the pool and spirited games of volleyball.
Don and his wife retired to Sarasota Florida where he continued to enjoy golf, tennis, and travel. Don was a communicant and usher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Osprey Fl where he donated his expertise to the church’s construction projects serving as Clerk of the Works.
A private celebration of life will be held next summer in Lake George NY. Memorial donations can be made to the Habitat for Humanity at habitat.org or Salvation Army at salvationarmyusa.org.