December 27, 2005
On Saturday, December 24, 2005, James Webster Haywood died at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. His memorial service will be Wednesday, December 28, at 2 PM at Crown Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Finbarr Stanton will officiate. His remains were cremated.
Mr. Haywood was born in Gloversville, New York, on January 23, 1915. He was wed to Dorothy Sacco Haywood on April 25, 1943 in Washington, DC, where they were involved in the war effort. Mr. Haywood designed optics and weapon systems for the War Office, and Dot was the personal assistant for General Lawton Collins, Commander of Allied Forces, Europe. After the war, Mr. Haywood opened a pest control business in suburban Washington, DC. He was blessed with good fortune over the following decades as the growth of the D.C. area boomed. During 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Haywood moved to Melbourne, Florida for retirement.
Mr. Haywood was predeceased by his wife earlier this year. He is survived by his nephew, Richard Sacco and his wife Sandra, of Albany; and their children, Emily and Carrie Sacco.