Hays Worked in health care

S. A. F.

October 11, 1991

Samuel Alexander Fischer Hays, retired director of cardiac care for the American Heart Association and author of part of a text on health, died Sept. 20 of circulatory disease at his home on West Lombard Street.

Mr. Hays, who was 65, had lived in Baltimore since his retirement in 1980 from the New York headquarters of the Heart Association, where he had worked since 1963. He was author of chapters on cardiovascular diseases in "Modern Health," a text published in 1980 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. He also did research on the retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills.

He began working in the health field after returning to college to ++ study public health at Harvard University.

A native of the Gulf Coast, he was educated at schools in New Orleans and elsewhere in the area before attending the University of Alabama and the Parsons School of Design. He also did postgraduate work in architecture at the University of Rome.

Mr. Hays served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

From 1948 until 1951, he worked as a consultant in Baltimore to Biggs Furniture Inc., which made and sold reproductions of antiques.

From 1951 until 1960, he owned an art gallery and a restoration, construction and real estate business in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Mexico City.

Mr. Hays was a member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore, the Maryland chapter of the Sons of the Revolution and the John Paul Jones chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

He is survived by a brother, William D. Hays III of Midland, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

Masses were offered Sept. 25 for Mr. Hays at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis and Sept. 30 at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans. The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the latter church at 8128 Plum St., New Orleans, La. 70118.

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