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Thomas Haynos

February 19, 2016

Thomas Andrew Haynos, 93, of St Mary’s, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.
Thomas was born September 19, 1922 in Taylor, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph and Ellen Haynos. He graduated from High School in Taylor and served on Motor Torpedo Boats in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he worked for 37 years as a rural mail carrier for the United States Post Office. Thomas married Nancy Switzer on February 27, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona where they raised their family. After Thomas retired in 1984, Thomas and Nancy moved to Carthage, Texas where they built a small chapel at the advice of Father Carl Pulvermacher. The chapel is still in use today. In 2001, they moved to the St. Mary’s area to be near their children and daily Mass. Thomas is survived by his wife, Nancy and their eight children: Theresa (Bill) Hamilton; Patricia, in religion Sister Maria Mechtilde, Discalced Carmelites; Joseph (Jan) Haynos; Father James Haynos, SSPX; Leo (Donna) Haynos; Thomas, in religion Father Matthew, O.S.B.; Peter (Kathy) Haynos; and Dr. Mary (Ian) Lewis. He is also survived by 41 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters, 5 brothers, and one grandson.
The main focus of Thomas’ life was his Catholic faith. His well-known motto to his children was, “I don’t care what you do in life, just go to Confession and Communion and stay close to God.”
Mr. Haynos will lie in state at Piper Funeral Home on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm. A rosary for the repose of the soul of Thomas will be held at Assumption Chapel, St. Mary’s Kansas at 5:20pm on Friday, February 26, 2016. A Solemn High Requiem Mass will be offered at 7:00am on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Assumption Chapel in St. Mary’s followed by burial in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, St. Mary’s, Kansas.
Besides all of those who have remembered Thomas in their prayers, the family especially wishes to express our gratitude to all of the staff of Wamego Health Center for the excellent care they provided him during his final illness.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Carmel of the Holy Trinity, 4027 S. Wilbur Road, Spokane Valley WA 99206-9407 or to the new seminary project of the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary at http://www.newseminaryproject.org/ or New Seminary Project, 21077 Quarry Hill Road, Winona MN 55987.



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  1. How can we tell in words what our Father meant to us? That is really not possible without God, because he taught us that God was all that mattered. Often times he would tell us what love was not, (receiving the things or creatures of this world), but he always showed us what love was, by his Faith and his love of God. He truly loved God , and in his physical condition over the last ten years was happily living in a type of a cloister without a complaint about the things he could no longer do as well as he used to. As always, he did during his weakest conditions stay close to the sacraments which he truly loved. By that example, he was still teaching us the way to God. One of the happiest moments of his lasts years was making the consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary following the method of St. Louis de Montfort. He seemed as a first communicant on that happy day.
    He will be truly missed, but we can continue to speak to him in prayer. God can permit those in purgatory, and surely those in heaven, to see and help the family members and friends that ask for that help. He can probably hear us now better than he has in the last 15 years, and as we know he would have bent over backwards to help us here on earth, he surely will plead for God to help us now. If you know the good that he has done for each of us when he was with us, think of the good he will continue to do with the help of One Who is infinite.
    We owe to his memory our lives lived completely Catholic to the best of our ability, to please God and our father. The example of love all over the SSPX Chapels across the US (over 150 masses are expected to be said for him) shows the same example of the first Christians, “Look how they love one another”. I have never heard of so many masses, spiritual bouquets, or prayers being offered for one person. The graces asked for in these gifts will not go unanswered by God. If these graces are not all needed for this soul to be with Him in heaven for eternity, then God can place these graces where this soul requests.
    As he would have wanted us to, let us beg God to help us in all our duties on this earth, and continue to ask for his help as we asked him in our daily lives. When we ask in prayer the same questions we would have asked in his life we will still receive answers, not just in his words, but in remembering his example and his words. It will happen that we will hear those words at the appropriate times, “Put God first and all else will follow”, ”Nobody can take your Faith away”, ”Let nothing disturb thee”, “Mark my words”, and when we do something wrong or incorrect, “I told you so”.
    Every death is a great violence, and is the consequence of sin. This violence leaves a hole in our hearts that God can heal with time, but will always have the scar until we see him again in heaven. If you haven’t made the consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary following the method of St. Louis de Montfort, then follow this great man’s example and do so. If you have made that consecration then live it to the fullest as he would have wanted you to do.
    There is his Guardian Angel who it seems has gone into retirement after 93 years of incredible service through some severe health problems that we also can pray to, remember the work that Arch Bishop Lefebvre did in his “retirement”. This Guardian Angel is excellent at helping one fight for truth, keeping one’s faith in confusing times, and always helping those in need.
    As we pass any cemetery in our travels always remember him and all the poor souls in Purgatory with the prayer, “Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual light shine upon them, may their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.”

  2. Granddad will be missed. He taught us so much that we are thankful for and gave us all much more. His jokes, his sayings, his facial expressions, his advice and his stories among many other things will never be forgotten. I can only hope and pray in my life to do half of what he did as well as he did in his. The legacy of his strong Faith, the defense he had for his Faith, and his strong devotion to his family lives today in his children, his children’s children and their children. And through the grace of God it will continue to live and continue to be passed on down through generations!
    We offer our sincerest condolences to our Grandmother. The saying, behind every great man, there stands a great woman, could not be better portrayed than in Granddad’s case. Without both of them, our family would not be the family it is today. .
    May Granddad’s soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    With all of our love,
    Greg and Emily Hamilton.

  3. Granddad was loved by us all and will be greatly missed. What a blessing he was for generations of Catholics who have been taught by him to cherish the Catholic Faith! We have big shoes to fill and with the help of Our Blessed Mother and the acceptance of grace from Our Lord Jesus Christ, we will be able to carry on his legacy. We now have someone very special to us whom we can pray to for help with those difficult situations of faith and morals which arise in this world.

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him, may his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

    Manuel and Tricia, Pepe, Patti, Natalia, Adrianna, Alejandro, Enrique, Angelica, and Maximilian

  4. Teresa and family,
    So sorry to hear about your father. I am sure it must be very hard for you but Our Lady will get you through it. I still remember the phone call at 3 a.m. when my called me with the same news. I will never forget that phone call. Our Lady has helped a lot but the lose is still there. You are in our prayers. Tom and Teresa Toenjes

  5. Dear Mrs. Haynos and family,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband/father. What a wonderful man
    he was! The fourth grade girls’ class have been praying for his reposed
    soul. May he rest in peace and may God give you all peace in this time
    of sorrow.

  6. We offer our condolences to our wonderful Grandmother, Mom &Dad, Aunts, Uncles and extended family! Grandad will be truly missed by us all. He was always the “Sparkle” in the room and a true Catholic gentleman we all looked up to. An example of true Catholic perseverance throughout the years we must try to imitate. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
    With all our love.
    Joaquin, Nancy, Kevin, Julia, Isabel, Gabriela, AanaClare, and Victor

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