Robert Hyde, Sr.

Obituary of Robert J. Hyde, Sr.

Robert J. Hyde, Sr., 82, of The Villages, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was born in New York, NY. He lived and raised his family in Brentwood, New York with his loving late wife Anne, who passed away in November of 2018. They moved to The Villages in 2002.


 After serving in the United States Army in France Bob worked as a NYC Firefighter. He was one of New York’s Bravest. He saved many lives during his time on the FDNY. He began at Ladder 43 in Spanish Harlem and then L163/E325 in Woodside then he moved to E286 when he was promoted to Lieutenant.


Robert is survived by children Robert J. Hyde II and his wife Pegeen of Syosset, NY. Daughters Maureen Baker and husband Dave of East Northport, NY and Christine Whitlow and husband John of Apopka, Fl.  Grandchildren: Tommy, Robbie, Laura, Katie, Denise, Kayleen, Joey, Sean.


The family will receive relatives and friends at a visitation to be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 5-8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm, located at Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Cremation Life Event Center, 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages Fl. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12 pm, located at St. Vincent de Paul, 5323 East County Road 462, Wildwood, Florida 34785. Interment at Florida National Cemetery will be private at a later date.


In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Alzheimer’s Association,


Online condolences may be sent at Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Buffalo Ridge.



5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 25, 2019
Hiers-Baxley Funeral & Cremation - Life Event Center
3975 Wedgewood Lane
The Villages, Florida, United States


12:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
5323 E Co Rd 462
Wildwood, Florida, United States
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