Edward began his city employment as a clerk in the Revenue Department, then known as the Collections Department, in 1955.
He transferred to the Department of Records in January 1967 and that October was promoted to service representative, the position he held until his retirement on Dec. 2, 1983.
Edward was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica, where he was active in several ministries, including the Vestry.
For years, he provided meals for the Bible Study Group, feeding the priests and church members.
"He cared deeply about the well-being of others and was very active in outreach ministries," his family said.
He was a lifelong member of the Men's Fellowship and sang in the church choir.
"The church was in his heart until his last days," his family said. "He took care of his family and not only opened up his home, but his heart as well."
Uncle June never forgot a birthday and was there for graduations and other important events in the lives of his nieces and nephews.
"He loved his family," his niece said. "He was very funny. He always had a snappy retort for you."
Edward was born in Philadelphia the fourth of the 10 children of Edward Donald Hayes Sr. and the former Mildred Mae Dorsey. He graduated from Overbrook High School and worked briefly for Horn & Hardart before joining the city government.
Services: Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of St. Andrew & St. Monica, 3600 Baring St. Friends may call at 8 a.m.
Contact John F. Morrison at email@example.com or 215-854-5573.