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Roger Alexander

St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine

P.O. Box 67

Barnesville, MD 20838.



It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Roger Alexander Hayden, II on June 23, 2022.  He died peacefully from complications after a long-fought battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 66 years old. He was the son of Roger Alexander Hayden and Mary Frances Hayden (nee Hodgkin) of Poolesville, MD. 


Roger grew up on a farm in Poolesville, Maryland and remained in his beloved Poolesville his whole life. He attended Bullis High School in Potomac, MD, worked in the family ceramic tile business and, in 1978, graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA. He received his law degree in 1982 from The George Mason University Law School, Arlington, VA.


He practiced law in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia for over 40 years. He served as Deputy General Counsel for a $2 billion Savings Bank and as Regional Counsel for a national title insurance company. He entered the private practice of law in 1996. After over 20 years as a partner in a 16+ attorney law firm in Bethesda, Maryland -- where he chaired the firm’s real estate, business, employment, and litigation group -- he and his wife opened their own law firm in Poolesville, MD known as Hayden Legal Services. 


Mr. Hayden served as President of the Poolesville High School PTSA (where he was instrumental in helping get the Magnet Program established); taught religious studies at his church for over 12 years; was a Youth Leader for the local Knights of Columbus council; and was active in the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America as a leader and counselor. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Shrine in Barnesville, MD. He enjoyed collecting, driving and working on Mustangs and muscle-cars.


Roger is survived in death by his wife of 34 years, Diane D. Hayden, and their three children: daughters, Caroline Hayden and Elizabeth (Ahmad) Chabkoun; and son, Roger (Alex) Alexander Hayden, III. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Baker, a niece, Christina and nephew, Jason as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. 


A viewing will be held in the church from 10 -11:00am on Thursday, June 30, 2022, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial (18230 Barnesville, Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838). Immediately after the Mass, interment will be in the church’s cemetery, followed by a luncheon at St. Mary's pavilion. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.



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Charlotte: My most humble prayers cares & thoughts to you at such a time of great loss. May he R.I.P. DAVID SEYMOUR, USN (RET) 510-724-1636

From: mary raison seymour

I grew up with Roddy and had many fine memories. He will be missed by all mostly his family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Jan Brito

I met Roger while serving together on the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals board. We became friends and consulted each other over the years. I will miss him. My heartfelt condolences to his wife Diane and his entire family.

From: Dottie Li

I served with Roger on the MCMedia board. He was a great guy and I enjoyed getting to know him. He asked me for advice when his son was engaged to a Chinese girl and wanted to make sure they did the right thing culturally to meet the girl's parents. Sending my deep condolences, thoughts and prayers to your family.

From: Jeannette O'Connor

I was lucky enough to serve on the MyMCMedia board with Roger. He was always willing to help a new board member get up to speed and eager to tell you all about the virtues of upper MoCo and Poolesville. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family today.

From: The Hilton Family

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.