Robert Gene Hay

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died October 7th, 2018

Robert “Bob” G. Hay, 82, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba.

Bob was born in Kalamazoo, MI, on June 30, 1936,  son of Howard and Mildred (Labadie) Hay. He was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School.

In 1957 Bob joined the Army, serving for 2 years before his honorable discharge in 1959. He was a sharpshooter and earned a Good Conduct Medal.

When Bob returned from the service he became a firefighter for the Escanaba Fire Department and then a police officer for Escanaba Public Safety. He also was a real estate agent and owned and operated Bob’s Used Cars in Escanaba before retiring in 1998.

He loved to restore old cars, go fishing, play checkers and listen to country music. Bob was an avid Packer fan. He will be greatly missed!

Among survivors are his children, Amy Hay of Escanaba and Mark (Becky) Hay of Alpena, MI; granddaughter, Emilee Grace Hay; sister, Sally (Donald) Rae; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack and Bill; and sisters, Eleanor, Vera and Mary.

The visitation will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home, 302 South 13th Street, Escanaba. The Veterans service will begin at 5 p.m.

Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

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2 Tributes to “Robert Gene Hay”

  1. Mark & Becky,,
    Your entire CTE family is thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

  2. What a nice write up. So sorry for the loss of your Dad mark and Amy. I know you will miss him. You are in my prayers.

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