ForeverMissed
This web site was created in fond memory of Darrell Taft Hayes. When his feet could barely reach the pedals, he was driving bootleg hooch around the west coast. He was a journeyman machinist by his 16th birthday, and designed components for everything from show bikes and custom roadsters to equipment for the Superconducting Supercollider and high energy research projects at the national laboratories. His intuitive grasp of all things mechanical was legendary, and a constant source of amazement to everyone who was fortunate enough to work with him. He will be sorely missed and forever remembered by everyone he ever met. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on 1:00 p.m., August 15, 2009 at 17760 Madison Avenue, Castro Valley, CA.
Posted by Helen Hayes on March 2, 2020
Happy birthday! Day late but I didn't forget. Still missing you every day.
Still sleep with your pillow, and it goes everywhere with me when I away from home. Sending my love to heaven for you!!
Your Sis Helen
Posted by Jeff De Lima on March 2, 2020
Happy Birthday once again. I look at your picture every day and think of you often. Still hard to think of the words to say. One thing is for sure. I miss you so much.
Always in my thoughts,
Jeff
Posted by Denise M Silva on March 1, 2020
My Friend Darrell
Happy 83rd Birthday ...
Posted by Marcos Garcia on March 1, 2020
Good morning buddy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you my friend.
Wish we were able to hang out, enjoy some time together and of course enjoy some good eats. I know you are in Paradise and in a far greater place than I can imagine, and this brings me comfort. I still miss you and your presence in this life, there's no one quite like you and there is always a void when the ones we Love are no longer here with us, but I look forward to seeing you one day again. God Bless You.
Posted by Helen Hayes on August 4, 2019
10 yrs. seems like yesterday as the wound is still here with me. Sorry I missed your birthday, but was in Texas with our big sister. We celebrated together.
Miss you till the end of my days. I still feel you watching over me. Sending love to Heaven. Your Sis
Posted by Keith Singer on August 4, 2019
Wow, it’s been 10 years already, still think of you often and the good times we had. Still miss you.........
Posted by Keith Singer on March 1, 2019
Happy birthday old buddy, things go on as usual around, still sad to have you gone, hasn’t been the same without you......
Posted by Denise M Silva on August 5, 2018
Hard times my friend and you are dearly missed everyday....
I can’t believe that it’s been nine years,
just so you know your Spider Plant lives on
Posted by Tina Liburdi on March 1, 2018
You are never far from my thoughts. Happy Birthday Uncle D,.
Posted by Jeff De Lima on March 1, 2018
How time flies. Anxiously awaiting the day we reunited again.
Posted by Helen Hayes on March 1, 2018
Happy 81st! Still missing you everyday. Thanks for the little signs you send me now and then. The family often laughs about the good times we shared. Tell Gary hello for me. Sending love. Sis
Posted by Keith Singer on March 1, 2018
Happy Birthday Sir, think of you fondly all the time, Jimmy Converse was down and we talked about you, shared some great memories.......miss you my friend.......
Posted by Helen Hayes on August 4, 2017
Hi big brother! Nine years today. Instead of getting further away from you I am getting closer to the day I will see you again. Bet your with our little brother Gary!!! Love you miss you always. Your Sis.
Posted by Keith Singer on March 2, 2017
Happy Birthday.......80 wow miss you like it was yesterday
Posted by Marcos Garcia on March 2, 2017
Happy Birthday Buddy! I hear 80 is the new 40 in Heaven, and I'm sure your still living to the fullest, only on the eternal side these days. Miss you every day my friend. Keep your eye on us all. Bye for now.
Posted by Helen Hayes on March 1, 2017
Today is your 80th birthday! Wow. But you will be forever 71. The hole in my heart will not mend until I see you again. Missing you!! Love Your Sis
Posted by Jeff De Lima on March 1, 2017
Happy 80th Birthday,
I think of you often with no worries of how you are doing. Im sure you have it all under control just like you did here. Cant wait to see you and my brother again.Time is going so fast,it won't be long.
Jeff
Posted by Marcos Garcia on August 5, 2016
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you Darrell. I'm sure you know that. I would think time would heal but life's never quite the same with out you.I was blessed to have you as my friend and you left me with many fond memories. Trying to be the kind of man you were!
Posted by Helen Hayes on August 4, 2016
How time flies! Seven years without you. Its seems like yesterday you were here giving me brotherly advice. Wish it were so today! Still missing you just as much as always. Sending love to you in heaven.
Your lil sis
Posted by Steve Alexander on July 27, 2016
I was looking for old friends and came across this memorial for Darrell. I only knew him for a short time many years ago, but always considered him to be a good friend. You will be missed.
Posted by Keith Singer on March 2, 2016
Hey Darrell, another birthday comes and goes and we all still miss you here........
Posted by Helen Hayes on March 1, 2016
You are still missed my brother. Every day! Every day stretches it out some, but the hole in my heart is still there. Love you and a hug rather you like it or not.
Posted by Jeff De Lima on March 1, 2016
Happy birthday Darrell,
I hope you've been reunited with my brother. I know you guys worked side-by-side for almost 40 years. I'm sure you've showed him the ropes again. Save me a spot. Can't wait to see you guys again.
Posted by Helen Hayes on August 4, 2015
I still miss you like it was yesterday! I know that will never go away till I meet with you again! Wish I could give you a hug. I know you would hate that! Miss and Love you as always. Your little sister
Posted by Denise M Silva on August 4, 2015
Forever missed is simply an understatement....
It seems like only yesterday you were here
Posted by Jeff De Lima on March 2, 2015
Happy late Birthday as usual.Still hard to find words to say. Cant wait to see you again, and when I do Im sure the words will flow like diarrhea. As fast as time goes I'm sure it won't be long but not soon enough. Thanks again for being my friend.
Jeff
Posted by Polly Rivera on March 2, 2015
Happy Birthday Cuz. You are missed by many. We will see you again so behave yourself.
Love ya Polly & Aunt Gracie
Posted by Helen Hayes on March 1, 2015
Happy Birthday! As you know I have moved. I know you came with me
as you did not want to be left behind! :o) Miss you as always, but know you are with me everyday. Love and Kisses my big brother!
Your sis Helen
Posted by Arleen Hayes on March 1, 2015
Happy Birthday Darrell... I always remember you on this day.... Love you , wish you were here.
Posted by Marcos Garcia on March 1, 2015
Happy 78th buddy. I so miss ya Darrell. I'm sure your celebrating today and doing it with style! I'll see ya one day my friend.
Posted by Tina Liburdi on March 1, 2015
Happy Birthday Uncle D. I miss you and think of you so much.
Posted by Arleen Hayes on August 6, 2014
The years are flying by Darrell, I only wish we could have that long awaited visit we never had. Miss and love you, we will visit again in another time..... Love Sissie
Posted by Keith Singer on August 5, 2014
Hey my friend, think of you often. In Sturgis for bike week again remembering the good times, miss you lots..........
Posted by Helen Hayes on August 4, 2014
Wow five years today! I still miss you as much now as then. Remember wherever I go you will be with me. Love and miss you. See you! Sis
Posted by Jeff De Lima on August 4, 2014
Time goes so fast. It won't be too long before we meet again. Amazing how things change through our journey through life. Cant wait to meet up again.
Jeff
Posted by Denise M Silva on August 4, 2014
Okay you! I left you a flower and a note. Now I see NO note and a Candle lit! Nice to see you still have you're sense of HUMOR hahaha... I can't believe five years have passed already. I Miss You My Friend....
Posted by Marcos Garcia on August 4, 2014
Hey my friend, I just know things have got to be better in your world than in this one! things have never been the same since you left buddy, but I knew there was no one quite like you. Miss you and think of you every single day. I look forward to seeing you one day, and that makes me feel so good!
Posted by Helen Hayes on March 1, 2014
Thinking of you. Happy Birthday to you. Miss you always.
Love your Little sis Helen
Posted by Denise M Silva on March 1, 2014
Happy Birthday Big Guy ~
Miss you still and think of you often as so many things have changed...
Love Always, D
Posted by Denise M Silva on August 5, 2013
Hi D......
Miss you.... always
xoxoxoxo's
Love D
Posted by Helen Hayes on August 4, 2013
Hi Bro
I can't believe its been 4 years already. George and I had breakfast at Doug's this morning and we thought about you. One of your favorite places to eat. Love Ya and still miss you a lot. Your lil sis Helen
Posted by Denise M Silva on March 1, 2013
Happy Birthday D , I still miss you so much, especially our talks.... I'm in Hawaii right now... Sitting around thinking of you and your Birthday also the anniversary of my beginning with the Teamsters 28 yrs ago March 1 1985.... I Miss you lots but your so in a better place... God Bless you
Posted by Helen Hayes on March 1, 2013
Happy Birthday! Wow I know you won't believe you would be 76.
I'm sure we would argue about that. :o)
I know you seen your crab feed was again a success. Its a place for your friends to reach out and touch you. Miss you everyday.
Love Ya Lil sis
Posted by Jeff De Lima on March 1, 2013
Happy birthday buddy. Time seems to go so fast these days,wont be too long before we hook up again. I look very forward to that day. Im sure you will have the place all costomized and 100s or things to show me and impress me all over again. Cant wait to see you again.
Posted by Helen Hayes on December 25, 2012
Missing you this Christmas day dear brother.
Hope your having a great one up there.
Remember no humbug in heaven. Love your sis
Posted by Tina Liburdi on August 8, 2012
That is the truth, it's not the same without you. I miss you Uncle Darrell.
Posted by Keith Singer on August 7, 2012
Miss you my friend, Things aren't the same without you........
Posted by Jim Thornton on August 6, 2012
You are one of a kind. One of the most unforgettable people I've ever met. Miss talking to you and working with you.

See ya

Jim and Sue
Posted by Helen Hayes on August 4, 2012
Still missing you as much as I did 3 years ago. The void is still
there and will be till I see you again! Love your little sis Helen
Posted by Denise M Silva on August 4, 2012
I think of you often my "Friend", I miss our talks (or lectures) very much... I'd tell you to rest in peace, though I'm sure your very busy up there keeping all those HotRods & Harley's looking Hot in Heaven....
xoxoxoxo's
D
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Posted by Helen Hayes on March 2, 2020
Happy birthday! Day late but I didn't forget. Still missing you every day.
Still sleep with your pillow, and it goes everywhere with me when I away from home. Sending my love to heaven for you!!
Your Sis Helen
Posted by Jeff De Lima on March 2, 2020
Happy Birthday once again. I look at your picture every day and think of you often. Still hard to think of the words to say. One thing is for sure. I miss you so much.
Always in my thoughts,
Jeff
Posted by Denise M Silva on March 1, 2020
My Friend Darrell
Happy 83rd Birthday ...
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Spirit in the Sky

Shared by Glynda Arnold on October 6, 2013

While my friend and I were looking up old friends from long ago we were searching for your phone number and today I can say I have a broken heart. Shame on me for not keeping the promise I made to you the night you drove me to the airport in SF when I moved to Miami. I promised I would always put myself first, not keep in contact with Gary Souza and always stay in contact with you. I failed you. You and I were secret friends from everyone. We talked for hours and shared many a bottle of wine while listening to music, talking and me usually crying over Gary. You always told me I picked the wrong one but I didn't because we were the best secret friend anyone could ever have. I never told Gary about our talks and cherished our friendship with all my heart. Yes you are my Spirit in the Sky and gone to soon. You were one in a life time friend. I will go to my grave with great memories of our friendship.. God Bless a wonderful, sweet, honest, trustful, understanding friend. I smile when I look at your picture on the Harley. Oh how I remember those days. Forgive me my friend for not staying in contact.

Missing you at Christmas

Shared by Helen Hayes on December 25, 2012

Evey day without you,
Is like summer without sunshine,
and winter without snow.

I wish that I could talk to you,
There's so much I would say,
Life has changed so very much,
since you went away.

I miss the bond between us, 
and miss your kind support,
You're in my mind and in my heart,
and every christmas thought.

I'll always feel you close to me,
and though you're far from sight,
I'll search for you among the stars
that shine on Christmas night. 

Birthday's

Shared by Helen Hayes on March 5, 2010

 Here's the story about Darrell and my argument of age difference.  We are 21 months apart in age. This use to throw him for a loop when I told him some times we were one year apart and some times we were two years apart. He would say to me, that's impossible, we are either one or two years apart and can't be both. You know Darrell, Mr percised! I would laugh when he tried to make himself younger then he was. After arguing with him about his age, I told me that it was OK to make himself younger, because that made me younger. He always said that age was only a number. He lived by that, because he never acted like an old man that he was. He did his best to be active up to the very end. I try living by his example. I will miss him until the day we meet again.