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In loving memory of
Robert Elliotte Hayden
  • August 20, 1927
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  • May 28, 2016

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Robert “Bob” Elliotte Hayden, 88 of Sanford, Florida passed away at his residence. He was a lifetime Aviator. He was a veteran of WWII and The Korean Conflict. He was awarded  a Silver Star and multiple Purple Hearts. Bob participated in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London representing the US Armed Forces in diving and swimming. He attended Florida State University and University of South Carolina. He is survived by his wife Margaret Beverley Hayden, two sons; Adam Elliotte Hayden and his wife Michelle Brooks-Hayden of Sanford, Christopher Robert Hayden and his wife LAQuita of Goldthwaite, TX, on daughter; Jennifer Dorene Jaggers and her husband Ron of Columbus, IN, a brother, William Hayden and his wife Joann of Mineral, VA, four grandchildren; Megan, Elliotte, Tiffany, and Chris and two great grandchildren. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be help Friday, June 3, 2016 at 1 P.M. at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 2036 Sprint Boulevard, Suite 10, Apopka Florida 32703


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  1. 14 Aug 2016
    Alex Nelon says:
    I remember Bob Hayden's time in Tallahassee like it was yesterday. What a great guy and a great influence on a young pilot (me). Ironically, we lived fairly close to each other until I moved from Florida last October. I wish I'd known he was there.

  2. 14 Aug 2016
    Alex Nelon says:
    I recall Bob's service with the FAA in Tallahassee, his enthusiasm as an airplane builder and pilot, member of EAA Chapter 445, and a great example for a young pilot (me). That was 40 years ago and I remember him like it was yesterday. My last contact with him was a few years ago when he was in Virginia. More recently, ironically, we lived not very far apart until I moved from Mount Dora last October. I wish I'd know he was so close - I'd have loved to have rekindled the friendship.

  3. 01 Jun 2016
    Eric Jaggers lit a candle:
    Lit since June 1, 2016 at 6:17:55 AM

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