John Hayosh

A Funeral Mass for John Stanley Hayosh of Bryan, Texas, who died January 8, 2017, will be held Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m., at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores. Visitation will begin at 9:30 at the church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, Michigan at a later date.

John was born June 2, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, Wayne County, to the late John Michael, Jr., and Sylvia Marcyann (Denby).  One of twelve children, John lived his first fifty-nine years in or near Detroit. He graduated from De La Salle Collegiate High School in Detroit and from Wayne State University with baccalaureate and master’s degrees in chemistry and business administration, respectively.  His career centered on developing and managing the manufacture of automotive coatings, working for Ford, Volkswagen and various supplier companies.

John was a sports fan, playing baseball as a youth and participating in other sports from benches, armchairs and card tables and on his iPad as an adult. He bought, built and restored residences in Michigan, Kentucky, Texas and Colorado, where he lived with his wife, Jill Pollock. He enjoyed travel in the US, Canada and Europe, often staying at bed and breakfast establishments, where he would engage innkeepers in extensive conversation on home renovation and landscaping.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Hayosh. He is survived by his wife E. Jill Snow Pollock, of Bryan, Texas; son Christopher (Diane Gabriel) of Hemingford Grey, United Kingdom; two grandchildren, Natalie and Jack Hayosh; and one step-granddaughter, Adeline Sulentich, of Chicago, Illinois; siblings Robert (the late Norma), Thomas (Dolores), Barbara (Gene) Shepard, Judith (the late Leslie) McLaughlin, Donald (Susan), William (Suzanne), Roseann (Donald) Young, Margaret (Roy) Drumm, Lawrence, and Kenneth (Jeanette); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

The family suggests donations in John’s memory, in lieu of flowers, to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or another charity of choice, if desired.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan College Station, Texas.


  1. Jill, we are so sorry to hear of John’s death. I have sent a card to Denver,
    but don’t have the address in Bryan anymore. Our condolences to your
    entire family. I only met John once (at a Snow family reunion, I believe)
    but liked him tremendously.
    Dale and Doloros