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.