Michael Edward Hayden, 69, of Zionsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
Mike was born in Sullivan and grew up on the East Coast. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Lafayette submarine. His career was in IT sales for several computer companies, including Prime Computers, Sun Microsystems, Moser Consulting, Leonard McDowell, and in-flight simulation training.A man of great passion and enthusiasm with many interests, Mike played and coached soccer, played golf, scuba dove, rode the Hilly Hundred, ran the Mini Marathon, raced dog sleds, skied and loved to fly his plane. Mike was known for his positive spirit and huge generosity. He was a great friend to people and animals, always willing to go out of his way to help.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; daughter, Emily; three sisters; and one brother.A memorial Mass was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St, Indianapolis. A reception followed the Mass in the Parish Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Young Eagles program, which provides interested young people the opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. Donations can be sent to: EAA Chapter 67, 14782 Promise Road, Noblesville, IN 46060.