Robert Hardy, Sr.

Obituary of Robert P. Hardy, Sr.

Robert Patrick Hardy, Sr. was born on July 12, 1959 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Rob, as he was affectionately known was the son of Bessie Hardy and Nathaniel Douglas.  He was the fifth of nine children. Bessie relocated the family to Roosevelt, New York in 1969.  Rob attended Roosevelt Jr. Sr. High School and graduated in June of 1977.


On April 7, 1982, Robert P. Hardy Jr. nicknamed “Two” was born.  Rob relocated his family to Charleston, South Carolina.  Upon returning to New York a few years later, he gained employment as a deliveryman for a medical supply company.

 

Rob loved to grow vegetable gardens in the summer and had quite a green thumb.  One of his favorite crops was collard greens that he would harvest and cook.  He was a great cook and LOVED to grill.  Rob made some of the best jerk you’ve ever tasted.  He was great at landscaping and always kept the yard looking manicured.  Rob’s kindness extended to his neighbors as he would frequently maintain their lawns too.

 

Robert radiated such happiness.  He had that personality that made us all laugh when we didn’t want to laugh, dance when we didn’t want to dance and sing when we didn’t want to sing.  And now…we mourn and we don’t want to mourn such a vibrant, fun-loving man.

 

Robert departed this life on February 23, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents and oldest brother, James (Marcia)Hardy. He leaves to mourn his son, Robert Jr, daughter in law, Stephanie N. Hardy, four granddaughters, Amari, Alaina, Makaylyn and Arriana,  three sisters, Catherine Joyner (Donald), Deborah Grant (Jimmie), Trudy Taylor (Terrence), four brothers, Michael, Rickey, Joey and Jeffrey (Lisa) Hardy, a special cousin/sister Joyce Speight (Ned), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

 

Rest in peace Rob. We love you dearly.  You will forever hold a special place in the hearts of everyone you’ve touched.

 

Lovingly Submitted,

The Family

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