Robert Howsmon Hay (1882-1952) Obituaries

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Washington, D. C. newspapers

Robert Hay's 1952 obituary
Washington Post (newspaper) obituary:
Hay Robert H. Suddenly on Friday May 9, 1952, at his residence, 1635 Roxanna rd. n.w. ROBERT H. HAY, beloved husband of Alma E. Hay, father of Perry I. and Donald A. Hay, brother of Miss Frances Hay of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. John D. Minnick of St. Petersburg, Fla. Services at the S. H. Hines Co. Funeral Home, 2901 14th st. n.w., on Monday May 12, at 2 p.m. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery.

another 1952 obituary
Washington Post (newspaper) obituary:
Robert H. Hay, Owner of Rubber Stamp Firm
     Robert H. Hay, 69, owner of the Hay Rubber Stamp Co., died of a heart attack Friday at his home, 1635 Roxanna road N.W.
     Mr. Hay, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., came to Washington in his youth. He was graduated from Central High School. After taking business courses in New York, he returned to Washington and established his stamp firm 37 years ago. It is located at 832 Thirteenth street N.W.
     Surviving Mr. Hay are his widow, Alma Bischoff Hay; two sons, Donald A. Hay, 1625 Kalmia road N.W., and Perry I. Hay of the home address; two sisters, Miss Frances S. Hay of 1707 Columbia road N.W. and Mrs. John D. Minnick of St. Petersburg, Fla., and five grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Hines funeral home, 2901 Fourteenth street N.W. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Marking Industry Magazine
Magazine obituary

Marking Industry Magazine Obituary
Pioneer Editor-Publisher in Marking Industry Passes
     Mr. Robert Hay, 69, beloved by all with whom he came in contact, suffered a fatal heart attack in early May. Mr. Hay at the time of his death was the owner of the Hay Rubber Stamp Company in Washington, D. C. He founded this firm 37 years ago.
     In the days when this publication was known as the Stamp Trade News, Mr. Hay was one of its Editor and Publishers. He took over the management in October 1912, and sold his interest in May 1930. For these 18 years Mr. Hay developed the magazine and worked untiringly for the advancement of this industry.
     Mr. Hay was an avid reader of biographies and a student of Lincoln. This was reflected in the many stories and articles he wrote for the Stamp Trade News. He was a down-to-earth writer and the columns of the magazine were always filled with news of individuals and firms who were struggling to build this industry.
     The Marking Industry owes much to people like Mr. Hay. He has made his mark a lasting one, one that is an example for those who follow.
               -----Marking Industry Magazine, June, 1952