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Robert M. Hayes

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March 9, 1927 - April 23, 2015 Robert Melvin Hayes, 88, died Thursday, April 23, at home in Marina Del Rey with his beloved wife, Pauline, by his side. A memorial service will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 12 in the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Mortuary, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Hollywood Hills with interment at Lincoln Terrace. Robert was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to John W. and Lena S. (Hansen) Hayes. Robert loved this country and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater at Peleliu and Okinawa. He also served in the Korean War. He retired as a captain from Trans World Airlines after 34 years. He loved sailing and was a member of the Marina City Yacht Club for many years. After retiring he enjoyed traveling the country with Pauline in their motorhome. Robert enjoyed football and was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan - Go Big Red! In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Michael Hayes of Minneapolis, MN; Robert Hayes (Maria "Cissa") of Lake Worth, FL; Lowell Hayes of Thousand Oaks, CA; daughter, Gail Sallee (Thomas) of Columbia, MO; four grandchildren and one great grandson; brother LeRoy Hayes (Helen) of Kansas City, MO; and sister Irene Curtis of Yuba City, CA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 30, 2015
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