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Robert John Bayha


9/26/53 - 6/23/12 Obituary Condolences
Robert John Bayha Obituary
Robert John Bayha September 26, 1953 - June 23, 2012 Bob passed away due to complications from renal cancer on Saturday, June 23rd at sunset. Holding his hands as he passed was his family. He had made it home from Cedars Sinai 24 hours earlier to the delight of family and friends. He spent his final hours surround by his entire family and the doors open on a beautiful, breezy summer day. Robert was born in New Jersey and raised in Bakersfield. He was married to Derrilyn for almost 40 years with whom he had three children, Kevin Bayha, Megan Swanson, and Kaelyn Dowdy. He had a long and distinguished military career in the Army and the Army Reserves, retiring as a Major. After a 30 year stint working for the Kern County Assessors, Bob put his Excel spreadsheets away and retired. In retirement he was blessed with 4 grandchildren who called him Papa. He loved his family, fishing, golfing, and working on his program. Services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial on Friday, June 29th at 10:30am followed by his military burial at Bakersfield National Cemetery at 12:30pm. The family is requesting presence at both. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the or the Wounded Warrior Project. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 26, 2012
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