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Community leaders pay tribute to Stephanie Hayes, who passed away over the weekend


SCHENECTADY ​- The passing⁤ of Stephanie Hayes, a candidate for Schenectady City‌ Council in the‌ recent election, has left a void in the community.

Hayes, aged 63, was⁣ known ‍for her dedication to volunteer work and her involvement with the Schenectady Republican Committee. ⁣She was also an active member of her church and⁣ worked as an‌ office administrator for Revenge Plumbing⁣ in Albany.

Despite an unsuccessful election bid, Hayes ‌was committed to addressing local issues such as ‍city sidewalks and‌ speeding concerns on local roads.

City of Schenectady Republican Committee ⁢President, Tom Kennedy, paid tribute to Hayes, describing her as a compassionate spirit who dedicated her life to serving others.

“Stephanie was⁣ a friend when I needed a friend,” ‌Kennedy said. “She will be deeply missed, but I find comfort ​in knowing she is where‍ she always wanted to be,‍ with her Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Republican Women of Schenectady County President Julie Davenport also expressed her sadness at Hayes’ passing, highlighting her deep faith and commitment to helping others.

At a recent Schenectady City Council meeting, Council President‍ Marion Porterfield offered her condolences for Hayes, emphasizing the impact of her​ contributions to the community.

Stephanie Hayes leaves behind a legacy of service and dedication that will be remembered by ‌all who had the privilege of knowing⁣ her.

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, a native of Schenectady, has returned to his hometown after several years of reporting in the Midwest. A graduate of Missouri School of Journalism, Alex is known for his empathetic approach to local news, covering everything from community events to local governance, always with an aim to bridge diverse perspectives.
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