Robert O. Hayes, 54, died January 22, 2022. Bob was born and raised in Wilmington, DE and studied small engine repair at Howard Career Center, graduating in 1986. Beginning in 2005, he worked as a store manager for NAPA Auto Parts. Like his father before him, Bob served his community by volunteering with both Five Points and Cranston Heights Fire Companies. He was a Life Member of Cranston Heights and held several positions there, including Director, Fire Recorder, and Fire Police Officer.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert V. and Janice L. Hayes; and grandparents, Robert O. and Helen Hayes, and Robert and Mildred Lange. He is survived by his sister, Michele Hayes; uncles, Bobby Lange (Linda), Brian Lange, and Kevin Lange; cousins, Steve Baker, Biz Messick, Alyss Lange, Madison Lange, Kassie Lange, Mike Messick, and Kay Baker; and his adopted family, Andrea Cruz and family.
A viewing will be held on Monday, January 31, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home (3710 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19808). Services and interment will be private.