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Charles E. Hayden

March 1, 1931 - December 5, 2014

Dr. Charles E. Hayden, 83, of Bowling Green passed away Friday December 5, 2014. Dr. Hayden was born in Nelsonville, Ohio to the late George Washington and Ethel Mae (Daily) Hayden.

He married Sandra Haag on June 15, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio and she survives in Bowling Green. Also surviving are his two sons: Allen (Barb) Hayden of Bowling Green and Myron (Hye Seong) Hayden of Chicago, Illinois; four grandchildren: Stephen, Kelly, Gavin and Hahna Hayden. He was preceded in death by his brother George and sisters: Ethel and Kathleen.

Dr. Hayden was a 1949 graduate of Nelsonville High School and a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received his Bachelors of Music and his Masters and PhD in Counseling. While he attended Ohio State University, Dr. Hayden played the sousaphone in the Ohio State Marching Band where he played in the 1950 Snow Bowl.

Dr. Hayden was an administrator at Ferris State University before coming to Bowling Green State University where he taught Guidance and Counseling from 1965-1989. He received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and was on the Board of The Friends of the Wood County Park District. Dr. Hayden enjoyed woodworking, basket weaving, tin smithing, playing poker, reading and continuing to learn.

A Memorial Service in Dr. Hayden's honor will be announced at a later date. No neck ties please. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 West Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Memorial contributions may be gifted in Dr. Hayden's honor to the Boy Scouts of American or to The Friends of the Wood County Parks district.

Charles was a member of the marching band in 1950 through 1952 and played sousaphone.