Blake Dean Hayes, 66; Preservationist, Author
Blake Dean Hayes, 66;
CHERRY VALLEY – Blake Dean Hayes, 66, author and historic preservationist at nationally known museums and sites, passed away peacefully at his home in Cherry Valley, on July 7, 2016, among family and friends.
He was born on March 28, 1950, to Gerald (Gerry) Hayes and Harriette Hayes, of Sidney. He graduated from Sidney High School (1968) and received a B.A. in history from SUNY Albany. He then studied preservation technology at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ont., and pursued a career in historical preservation, restoration and museum work.