Robert “Bob” Stanley Haynes Jr. born on Oct. 22, 1950, died of pancreatic cancer on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, surrounded and comforted by his family.
Bob is well-known throughout the Valley for his humor and generosity. He graduated from Kennett High School in 1969 and enlisted in the Navy during the time of the Vietnam War.
Upon his discharge from the Navy, he returned to North Conway. He started a contracting business shortly after his return. Bob then became the property manager for Portnoy Properties in Eaton, a position he held until his death.
Bob enjoyed everything the Valley had to offer. He coached Little League and football. He taught skiing at the Hannes Schneider Ski School for several years and then moved on to the King Pine Ski School, where he created the Pioneer Race at King Pine, which is still held today. He enjoyed the camaraderie of hunting with his good friends. And his weekly golf matches at Indian Mound.
Those are some of the facts of his life, but there was so much more to Bob. As his brother Phil said, “Bob always fought for the underdog or the less fortunate.” He was a good man and that is how he should be remembered.
Bob is predeceased by both his parents, Robert (Dogger) Haynes Sr. and Norma Haynes Wassall.
He is survived by his previous wife, Kathleen Howe Haynes and their daughter, Heather Haynes. He is also survived by his wife and loving soul mate of 41 years, Sandra Steele and their sons, Parker and Hunter Haynes; his mother-in-law June Waltz; sister-in-law Bobbi Marotta (Joe); and Bob’s three siblings, Helen Haynes Jackson, Philip Haynes and Debra Haynes who will miss him greatly.
Bob was blessed with 11 nieces and nephews, Courtney Yule, Jennifer Yule, Colebrook Jackson, Emily Jackson, Sam Howe, Shawn Dwyer, Michael Dwyer, Jackie Haynes, Meghan Noyes, Danielle Haynes and Tyler Haynes.
Bob’s family would also like to thank his good friend, Charlie Comer for taking Bob for short rides to places he wanted to see in the last few weeks of his life. And of course, his two dogs Ringo and Rosie, who gave Bob unconditional love and truly miss him.
There are lots of folks in the Valley who shared in Bob’s exploits and many stories to be told. Please join us on Sunday, Jan. 19, for Bob’s celebration of life at Tin Mountain Conservation Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, N.H., from 3 to 7 p.m. Bring those stories and any other memories you would like to share. There will be an opportunity for speaking at 5 p.m. Don’t be shy.
There will be light hors d’oeuvres and wine and beer served.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation.