Robert E. "Bob" Hayward, Sr.

Robert E. “Bob” Hayward, Sr., 93, of Troy, beloved husband of “Polly” Pauline A. Ruchel Hayward of Troy, peacefully entered into eternal life surrounded by his family on Friday, July 29, 2022 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany.


Born in Troy, New York, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Edith Rienert Hayward, Sr. and was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School. Bob served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and received his Honorable Discharge in 1953.


Mr. Hayward enjoyed a career in sales, working well into his 80’s retiring from Curtis Industrial in Philadelphia, PA.


Bob was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Speigletown. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, his RV and spending time at the Troy Senior Center as well as with his family. Bob was a long-time member of the Eagle Mills Fire Department.


Beloved husband for 73 years of Polly, devoted father of Mark R. (Terri Antonelli) Hayward, Sr. of Sarasota, FL, Robert E. (Roberta) Hayward, Jr. of Ballston Lake and cherished Grandpa of Jennifer (Greg) Salamone, Mark R. (Kristine) Hayward, Jr. and Daniel R. (Stephanie) Hayward, adored Great Grandpa of Dominick Salamone, Madelynn Salamone, Cameron Hayward, Elena Hayward and Katelynn Hayward, who is due to  arrive this week, Father-in-law of Janice Hayward. Also survived by nephew, Clark Hayward. Bob was predeceased by his brother, Clarence E. Hayward, Sr.


Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and to the Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. both at Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Rd., Troy, NY 12182 followed by his committal service and military honors at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville at 1:00 p.m.


The Hayward family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Hospice staff at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn and also to Dr. John O’Bryan, for the wonderful care that he has provided to Bob.


Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Rd., Troy, NY 12182.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the White - Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 58 Leversee Rd., (RT-40 in Speigletown) Troy, NY 12182. (518) 235-0952


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