Archive for October, 2012

Steve Hayes R.I.P. - Speakeasy Founder and CEO dies aged 59

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The Vintage KeyBlog has some sad news to report. From the Speakeasy Vintage Music website:

“Steven W. Hayes,59, entered into rest on Thursday morning at York Hospital. He was the husband of Doreen (Mummert) Hayes for 29 years.

He was born January 26, 1953 in Shirley, Mass.

Graduated from William Penn High School in 1971.

Steven was the CEO of Speakeasy Vintage Music. He was also a former member of Devers Lions Club of York and a member of the John Link Jazz Trio and The Andy Angel Band.

A viewing will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 2114 W. Market St. with a celebration of life service to follow at 3 p.m. with a family friend Mr. Don Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at the conveyance of the family.

Including his wife Doreen, he is also survived by a daughter Nicole Hayes of Lancaster a step son Chad Snyder of Dover and 3 nieces : Alexi Hayes, Jackie Donagher and April Murtorff, and many friends. Steve was preceded in death by a brother Daniel P. Hayes.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity.”

Steve was well known to many vintage keyboard enthusiasts as the creator of accessories that helped keep vintage electric pianos and organs on stage into the new Millennium, including preamps, portable Leslie cabs and dedicated amplification systems. He was also a gifted musician, and a genuine friend to many in the on-line vintage keyboard community. He will be missed. We hope to keep you informed regarding the future of Speakeasy Vintage Music.