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Walter Hay

Walter Hay died Monday, February 11th in Green Valley, Arizona. He was 82.

Walter was a former resident of Shelby, and taught government, history and civics at Shelby Senior High School from 1957 until his retirement in 1985. From 1985 until 1992 he worked at Kingwood Center in Mansfield before moving to Arizona. Walter was born in Newark, Ohio, and received bachelors and masters degrees from The Ohio State University, both in education. Before moving to Shelby, he was a first lieutenant in the US Army from 1954 until 1956.

He was married to Anne Hay, also a former resident of Shelby, from 1957 until her passing in 2010. He is survived by one son, Cyrus Hay, of Palo Alto, California.

There will be no funeral services. Condolences may be made online at

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    To The Family of: Walter Hay

    Your Name: Bob Cassity

    Your Condolence Message:

    My condolences to his son Cyrus. Saw Mr Hay’s obit in Shelby Daily Globe which I get via mail. I remember him as one of my teachers at Shelby High School in late 1950’s. He seemed a fine gentleman, professional and soft spoken. In the spring some eye lids failed his course of teachings, but he did his job in spite of us. I like his education and military background as seen in the paper. He was well prepared, lived a full life, but still we don’t like losing those we know and love. Blessings this day.
    Bob Cassity class of 1959, Mansfield, Ohio

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