Roy C. (Joe) Hayes, who served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1985-1989, died last Thursday, October 10, 2013, of pneumonia in Charlevoix, Michigan. Hayes also served in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and as the Charlevoix County prosecuting attorney. When he retired as the U.S. Attorney, Hayes moved back to Charlevoix in private practice until he retired in 2000. He is survived by his wife and two children who are also lawyers: Amy McNamara and Roy (Joe) Hayes III, and six grandchildren.
As is the custom of NAFUSA, arrangements will be made (as soon as the government is up and running once again) to have a flag flown over Main Justice and presented to the Hayes family as a remembrance of the esteem in which he was held by his former colleagues.