Robert "Rob" Hayden

  • Born: August 30, 1971
  • Died: May 28, 2018
  • Location: Avon Lake, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Tel. (440) 933-3202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Son

Robert Mark Hayden, 46, of Avon Lake passed away suddenly May 28, 2018. Beloved husband of 23 years to Hope Hayden (Brlan), devoted father of Kierstyn (20), Madison (19), and Jason (16) all of Avon Lake. Loving son of Robert R. Hayden of Lorain and loving brother to Alexis Hayden also of Lorain. He was preceded in death by his mother, Natalie Hayden (Burich).

Rob was a 1989 graduate of Lorain Admiral King High School and 1993 graduate of Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and was a member of the Kent State University Men's Baseball team for three years.

Rob began his career in finance at KeyBank which was further developed at Global Concepts in Atlanta. Rob thrived as a Senior Expert Consultant at McKinsey & Company for the past 14 years. In addition to work, Rob enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling with his wife and children, golfing, poker with the guys, and devoting many hours doing what he loved most, coaching his daughters' softball team and his son's baseball team. Rob instilled his passion for the game into the lives of the young men and women he coached always stressing teamwork, #WeGrind, #21outs, #LetItRip, #DaddyHacks and always playing with a relentless pursuit of "bringing home the hardware."

Rob lived life to the fullest and has touched the lives of many. Not only was he a giving and caring individual, he was a tissue and valve donor knowing he would be helping the lives of many others.

Visitation for friends and family will be held at Busch Funeral Home at 163 Avon Belden Road Sunday, June 3, 2018 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018, beginning at 11 am with buffet lunch served at 12:30 pm at Avon Oaks Country Club located at 32300 Detroit Road Avon, Ohio.

In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made to "Rob Haydens Childrens Education" at any KeyBank location.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rob, We were very sorry to hear about your son. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Cleda and Lew Delgross - Vermilion, OH   June 12, 2018

Posted by Cleda and Lew Delgross - Vermilion, OH   June 12, 2018

Rob & Alexis,
Please accept our condolences. It is difficult to lose a loved one, especially someone so young. Love and hugs to both of you.

Posted by Tom & Nancy Bauer - Lorain, OH - Teacher   June 09, 2018

We cherish the friendship and memories we've had which all seem like just yesterday. Rob's smile, laugh, calm demeanor, intelligence and passion will live on in all our hearts.


Posted by The Crawfords - Huntersville, NC - Friend   June 04, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Sorry for your lost. He will be missed by all that knew him. Roger and Bernie McCoy, Leslie A. (McCoy ) Tighe, Dr. Roger McCoy, Az.

Posted by A friend   June 04, 2018

Hope and precious family-our hearts are breaking for you all. Rob was s great man that we will never forget. We know how much he was loved and admited. He was a hero and role model to so many. We were have blessed to known him. Prayers and love for your family now and forever. God bless

Posted by John & Nancy Rust - Rossford   June 04, 2018


Rest gently Rob!!!!!!

Posted by Carol Campana - Lorain, OH   June 03, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Tried to do this in person but Polly is on a cane and can't stand for very long and the line was out the door this afternoon. Again, our condelences to you and your family.

Posted by Bill and Polly MAKINEN - AMHERST, OH   June 03, 2018


Loving thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God give you strength through this difficult time.

Posted by Jean Miller    June 03, 2018

Hope, Kierstyn, Madison and Jason,
Praying that your faith will give you strength and memories will bring you peace.
Kelly and Chris Dye and family

Posted by Kelly Dye    June 03, 2018

Dear Rob, You have my deepest condolences on this sad loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you and your family find peace.

Posted by Pam Asire - Elyria, OH - Family Friend   June 03, 2018

Former Principal Rob Hayden ... I don't know what to say. You are in my thoughts. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Becky Aufmuth Moody - Elyria, OH - Family Friend   June 02, 2018

My Dear Cousins, the Hayden's as I was growing up were that family that offered only the Best of the Best with their kindness, loyalty, friendship and laughter always. My heart grieves for them now with such
a loss of Rob, the perfect Husband, Father, Son, Brother and Mentor &
Friend to so many, The Hayden's were also always there not only in the
good times but tragedies as well and I will never forget the words of my
Baba & Jedo that said who you knew would always be there for you were the Hayden's. Always. May your memory be eternal Rob.
The Beukovic and Vukmirovic Families

Posted by . Alana Vukmir - Monaca, PA   June 02, 2018

To the Hayden family, I'm very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort and hope give you peace in this time of sadness. Psalms 94:19


Posted by Tiffaney G - OH   June 02, 2018

Hope and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My Heart goes out to the four of you.

Love Brenda

Posted by Brenda Stanley - BrookPark, OH   June 02, 2018

I am so sorry to read about Rob. I was a childhood/high school friend of his mom, Natalie, and think of her often. I also extend my sympathy to Alexis, whom I knew as a student at Lorain Catholic High School. What a loss to the entire family.

Posted by Dolores (Trebonik) Bansek - Lorain, OH - Acquaintance   June 02, 2018

Hope, Kierstyn, Madison, and Jason,

Truly sorry to hear about Rob. I can't even begin to express how my heart aches for you. Know that Rob will be missed by many people deeply.

Hold each other tight against the waves of grief.


Posted by Todd McGuire - Friend   June 01, 2018

Hope, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my prayers for comfort and peace will be added to the many going up for you and your family.

Posted by Holly McKee - West Chester, OH   June 01, 2018

To Hope and children, Robert R., and Alexis: We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Rob. Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to you. Houston and Laurel Love

Posted by Houston & Laurel Love - Lorain, OH - Friend   June 01, 2018

Hope I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Laura Kramer Kramer - OH - Coworker   June 01, 2018

Alexis and family, so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort and sustain you.

Posted by Peggy Tucker - Vermilion, OH - Friend   June 01, 2018

May the God of comfort and mercy grant the family hope and peace during this time of sadness and sorrow. Jeremiah 29:11,12.

Posted by Jeanette McGhee - Columbus, Ohio   June 01, 2018

So sorry to hear about Robbie. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family. John and Barb Matejcik

Posted by John and Barb Matejcik - The Villages, FL   May 31, 2018

Hope, my heart breaks for you, Kierstyn, Maddie and Jason. I have no words because I can't even imagine what you're going through. Just know that the entire community loves you and is grieving the loss of an amazing husband, father, coach and friend. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Lisa Bokovitz - Avon Lake, OH   May 31, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2018

May God sustain you at this time of such great loss.

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences to the Haydon Family. Rob always had a smile on his face that showed a genuine love of his beautiful family and of course baseball!
My prayers are with you Hope and your beautiful children in this very sad time.

May God Bless you and keep you all!

Posted by Sonia (Krusinski) Provard - Avon Lake, OH   May 31, 2018

Hope and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Rob for the past few years at McKinsey and truly enjoyed his spirit. I hope you are able to find comfort among the family and wish you well.

Posted by Keri Panatier - Washington, DC - Coworker   May 31, 2018

My condolences to the family of Robert Hayden may the God of love and comfort be with all of you.

Posted by S. R.    May 31, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Rob "professionally," that is through the connections we made in two lengthy consulting engagements between McKinsey & the Federal Reserve System. Rob was extremely knowledgeable & terrific leader & the go-to-guy for most every challenge we faced 3 years of intense work. But he also made the experience fun, his great sense of humor and ability to make everyone comfortable by not always being the most serious one at the table. I will miss him more for that humor & ability to not take things too seriously than for his knowledge & analytic talent. And I will miss him especially for the loss of being able to work with him another time.

Posted by Dan Littman - Cleveland, OH - Coworker   May 31, 2018

My deepest condolences to Rob's family. I have known Rob for 20+ years and was completely shocked to hear of his passing. He was a great man who loved his family and being a coach. You will be deeply missed my friend.

Posted by Tracey - CA   May 31, 2018

Hope and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. Asking God to comfort you all in this difficult time.

Posted by Donna Cantrell - OH   May 31, 2018

Hugs and prayers to all of the Hayden's. May you each find the comfort of Gods love during this difficult time.

Posted by Patty Van Valey - San Diego, CA - Friend   May 31, 2018

Nadine, my sincere condolences to you and Rob's family and friends. Although it was brief, I was glad I got to meet him. Memory Eternal- Vichyna Pamyat

Posted by Irene Lingenfelter - New River, AZ - Family Friend   May 31, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. So sad to have lost such a dynamic
man. May the many happy memories sustain your family during the
difficult days ahead without him. Allow Almighty God to comfort your family through his word the Bible. (John 11:3,4)

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hayden Family! Rob was a great person, dad and coach and will be greatly missed by many!
Graig Bansek and Family

Posted by Graig Bansek - Elyria, OH - Friend   May 31, 2018

My condolences and prayers are with the entire Hayden family.

Posted by Yolanda Wilson - Brooklyn, OH   May 31, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends. The God of comfort is with you, you are not alone.

Posted by K F - Lakewood, OH   May 31, 2018

Our thoughts & prayers and love are with the family...
Rob will be truly missed by many....God Bless...

Bill & Mickey Griggs

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2018

I am so sorry! The family has my deepest and most profound sympathy. I have known his sister and parents. I am so sorry to see this news. My heart and prayers are for each of his family members: his children, wife, dad and sister. What a good person. What a good man. He loved his family. For that I will remember him.

Posted by Barbara Evans - Lorain, OH - Family Friend   May 31, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   May 31, 2018


Hope, Kierstyn, Madison and Jason, we are so sorry to hear the sad news of Rob's passing. We are praying for peace and understanding during this difficult time. The Nardi Family - Jay, Tara, Grant and Jacob

Posted by Tara Nardi - Trussville, AL - Friend   May 30, 2018

Hope, Kierstyn, Madison, Jason,
Praying for your peace and strength.
I love you,
Kelly Dye
and Family

Posted by A friend   May 30, 2018


Our deepest sympathy to Nadine and family.......

Posted by John/Sue Yagodich - Pikeville, KY   May 30, 2018

Offering my sincere condolences to the Hayden family, may the love ❤ of family and friends give you the needed strength during this difficult time.

Posted by PJP    May 30, 2018

Worked out with rob alot over the past few year, we loved talking about baseball and his family, he will always be a part of the Avon oaks family. He will be sorely missed, he was a mans man. My condolences to his whole family

Posted by Todd Romp - Westlake - Friend   May 30, 2018

To the Hayden family sorry to hear of Robert (Robbie) passing . I will always remember growing up next to you on Miami Ave .

Posted by Theresa Kovar-Reid - OH - Neighbor   May 30, 2018

Rob and family; our sincerest thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family on Robbie's passing. While we can't be there for the services you will all be in our thoughts. May God bless you all and grant you his peace, now and always.

Posted by Tony Pulgine - Aurora, IL   May 30, 2018

You were the most amazing nephew anyone could ever have- your smile lite up any room you walked into to- you had a kind had, just like your Grandpa, Martin Burich, I will miss you till the day I die. Love you with all my heart my amazing nephew. Vichyna Pamyat

Posted by Auntie Denie Burich-Donat - West Hills, CA   May 30, 2018

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