Engineer, coach, Korean War veteran
Bob Hynes. (Courtesy photo)
Robert (Bob) Theodore Hynes, 87, of York, Maine, died peacefully April 11, 2020.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gwendolyn Reed Hynes of Beaverton, Oregon; son and daughter-in-law Brendon and Carolyn Hynes of York, Maine, and their children, Sean, Meaghan, Keelan, and Teagan. He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law Phillip and Lynda Hynes of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, and their children Jennifer and Kristen; and by son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Judy Hynes of Beaverton, Oregon.
Bob grew up in Harvard as the son of Pauline and Waldo S. Hynes and the brother of Waldo S. Hynes Jr. His father was Harvard’s town roads manager for more than 20 years, and his mother was a fire and police dispatcher for Harvard until she retired in 1978.
Bob graduated from the Bromfield School in 1951, where he played football, basketball, and baseball, and excelled in the classroom. After graduation, he was drafted and signed as a pitcher by the Boston Braves in 1951. In the mid-to-late 1960s Bob spent countless hours coaching and mentoring the young athletes in Harvard’s Youth Basketball and Little League and Pony League baseball programs.
Bob graduated from Northeastern University and was a second lieutenant in the Army with one tour during the Korean conflict, then worked as an engineer for NASA in Washington, D.C., and Raytheon Missile Systems Divisions in Bedford.
The family extends special thanks to the people at Sentry Hill, Beacon Hospice, and Maine Geriatrics of Southern Maine for their loving care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to extend sincerest gratitude toward Lucas Eaton Funeral Home for being accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
Due to the current COVID-19 challenges, memorial services will be delayed until the late spring or fall of 2020.