The Obit For Bobby Haye

Robert L. Haye

The Kittaning Paper
March 6, 2013


Robert L. Haye, 72, of Kittanning, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2013, and is now the lead tenor singer in the Lord’s choir.

Born June 23, 1940, in Kittanning, he was a son of the late Carl and Mayd (Emery) Haye.

He played basketball and football for Kittanning High School, from which he graduated in 1958. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bobby then played baseball for both the Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. He was also a light heavy weight professional boxer, and was 27/2.

Robert retired from the Boilermakers Union.

An avid musician, Robert sang with the southern Gospel group, “Sacred Tones Quartet”, who recorded three professional albums, and were presented the prestigious “Dove Award” in 1972. Anyone who knew Bob knew he had a huge passion for golf.

He was fiercely loyal to his friends and family, and generous to anyone who came to him in need. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kittanning, the Kittanning Elks, the Kittanning Men’s Club, and was a life member of the Pattonville V.F.W.

Robert is survived by a daughter, Rhonda (David) Molton of Galion, Ohio; two sons: Robert A. (Anne) Haye of Dayton, Ohio, and Ryan A. (Leanna) Haye of Columbus, Ohio; his six grandchildren: Mark Molton, Matt Molton, Jake Haye, Reagan Haye, Lauren Haye, and Patrick Haye; brother, Carl “Corkie” (Patty) Haye of Kittanning; two sisters: Donna Connolly of Kittanning, and Evelyn (Chet) Chestnut of Templeton; and special friend, Rande Volek of Ford City.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy (Jones) Haye.

Friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 7-9PM tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Welch Funeral Home in Ford City.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Friday, March 8, 2013, with the Rev. A. David Meneely officiating.

Interment will follow in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 334 Arch Street, Kittanning, PA 16201.