Hayward, Robert James
DECATUR — Robert James Hayward, 88, of Decatur, IL, passed away April 3, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Holy Family Catholic Church with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Decatur. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa High School or Holy Family Catholic Church. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur, are assisting the family with the arrangements.
Robert was born March 8, 1929, in The Bronx, New York City, NY, son of Robert James and Katherine (Hoffman) Hayward. He married Marilyn Anne Cusick September 12, 1953 in New York City. She preceded him in death in August 2000.
Robert served as a Captain in the New York National Guard. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Manhattan College and retired after 42 years at ADM as a regional sales manager.
Robert was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed watching his family play sports, especially at St. Teresa High School. In his youth he had played college baseball and basketball. Bob enjoyed watching the stock market every day and he cherished time spent with family and friends.
Surviving are his son: Robert James III (Diane) Hayward of Rockford, IL; daughter: Donna Marie (Mike) Pinkston of Decatur, IL; son: Tom (Maureen) Hayward of Apple Valley, MN; grandchildren: Robert James IV (Erin) Hayward, William “Bill” (Cathy) Hayward, Anthony “Tony” (Jess) Hayward, Jacob Hayward, Brandon (Katie) Pinkston, Katie Britton (fiancé Jake), John Pinkston, Nicole Hayward, and Samantha Hayward; great-grandchildren: Violet, Iris, Paige, Natalie, Chloe, Miles, Braden, Elliot, and Charlotte.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marilyn, and great-grandson Oliver James Pinkston.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at http://www.brintlingerandearl.com
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Hayward, Robert James [MC???? RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Hayward, Robert James [MC1951 RIP]
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