Robert (Bob) James Haydon, 71, of San Jacinto, CA, passed away on April 10, 2021, with family and friends by his side. On March 12, 1950, he was born to Robert and Mary Haydon at Saint John’s Hospital in Oxnard. He attended Saint Anthony’s Elementary School and Santa Clara High School. After graduating high school, he briefly attended Ventura College and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving his Country, he came back to California and started his firefighter career briefly at the Military Base in Oxnard and then with CalFire. He had a passion for firefighting and loved his career in the fire industry as well as the comradery he had with his fellow firefighters. During the course of his career, Bob positively impacted and mentored dozens of firefighters and retired as a Fire Captain having served over thirty-years with CalFire.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Heather Haydon of San Jacinto and his granddaughters Remedy and Harmony Roberts of Kingman, Arizona; son, Matthew (Jordan) Haydon and grandson Anson of Kingman, Arizona; brothers William (Bill) Haydon and Johnny Chung of Oxnard, CA; brother Richard (Cheryl) Haydon of Arroyo Grande, CA; Nieces Jennifer Haydon of Arroyo Grande, CA, Katelyn Haydon of Fort Worth,Texas, Jennifer (Chris) Daniel-Krejci of Redlands, CA and nephew Gregory Haydon of Stillwater, Oklahoma; aunts and uncles as well as countless Arrambide-related cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Haydon.
A rosary is scheduled at 10am at St James the Less Catholic Church in Perris; Graveside services with Military Honors at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:45 followed by a Memorial & Reception from 5 to 9pm at the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside hosted by CalFire.
Bob’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Leonard and Linda Grill, Jennifer Daniel-Krejci, Rudy and Terri Saldoña, Jeff Burrow, Roger Copp, Jim Cook and his many firefighter family and friends and who have shown their love and support to him throughout his career until his passing.Read More