March 14, 1937 -- May 2, 2011
Robert David Hajek, 74, of Longmont, died May 2, 2011 at Longmont United Hospital.
Bob was born March 14, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan the only son of Oscar D. and Rose (Steckel) Hajek. The family moved to Longmont in 1951 and Bob went on to attend and graduate from Longmont High School, where he was on the football team, which won state championships in 1954 and 1955. He later graduated from Colorado State University. After graduation from college, Bob joined the Coast Guard Reserve and served his country as a "weekend warrior" for the next 7 years.
In 1961, Bob joined his father operating the Hajek Chevrolet/Olds dealership. When Oscar passed away in 1967, Bob
On October 9, 1971 he married Sara Sue Goldner in Denver, Colorado. Bob and Susie enjoyed many experiences together over their almost 40 years of marriage. These included numerous trips abroad and ones here in the U.S.A. with family and friends. Their most joyous adventures, however, were the births and rearing of their three children. Bob`s devotion to his family was seen in his volunteer coaching of his children`s sports teams and in his attendance at all of their various sports events.
Bob`s other love, after that for his family and business, was golf. He was an active part of Fox Hill Country Club, serving on the first Board of Directors and on subsequent Boards for a number of years. He was instrumental in taking the club private, when the members purchased it from Phil Skrbina. Over the years, Bob enjoyed many golf trips with a multitude of "golf buddies" .
Bob was a constant supporter of many local causes in the Longmont community, including youth sports programs, Longmont United Hospital, the OUR Center and Mountain States Children`s Home, among others. He also sponsored the Oldsmobile Scramble Golf Tournament for many years.
Bob is survived by his wife Susie and his daughter Brooke (Mike) Baker of Thornton, CO and his sons Brett (Emily) and Bobby Hajek of Longmont, CO; his sister Marilynn Hajek of Longmont; and 4 grandchildren, Andrew and Alyssa Baker and Carter and Cayden Hajek. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the Howe Mortuary.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011 at New Creation Church. Cremation will follow the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Hajek Memorial Fund for Longmont Junior Golf Program, c/o Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, CO 80501.