Robert Norman "Bob" Hyde

Mohawk Robert N. Hyde, 78, passed away on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at Faxton-St. Lukes Health Care, New Hartford. Bob was born in Herkimer on October 28, 1940 the son of the late James Arthur and Hilda (Anderson) Hyde. He was a graduate of Mohawk High School and after graduation enlisted in the US Navy. After his service he attended MVCC and Utica College taking various courses. On February 15, 1969 he was united in marriage with Jean Baylor Edick. Bob was employed by the Mohawk Valley General Hospital as Chief Engineer until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Mohawk Fire Department where he served as chief. He was a member of the Mohawk American Legion and the Masons. Bob served as Mayor of Mohawk from 1978-1984 and served in the Herkimer County Legislature for 24 years. Bob is survived by his wife Jean, his children; Christopher and Brenda Edick, Sean Edick, Mary and Gregg Olbrich, Peg Jasewicz, Ellen Smith, Beamer and Peggy Hyde, and Liz and Harry Bosch as well as his grandchildren; Megan, Crystal, Amber, Nikki, Marissa, Blake, Amanda, Victoria, Zach, Kale, Sammy, Ally, Sophie and Aniya and 20 great grandchildren and another on the way. He is also survived by three sisters; Jane Hyde, Donna and Jim Markey and Kate and Warren Smith. Funeral services for Bob will be at 6:00 PM Thursday at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc. 100 Otsego St., Ilion with Rev. Brian Engle and Chaplin Ken Palmer officiating, friends may call from 3:00 PM Thursday until the time of the service. The Mohawk American Legion will be conducting services at 5:45.  In lieu of flowers friends are asked to consider memorials to the Alexander Hose Co. 1 PO Box 261 Mohawk, New York 13407 or the Mohawk American Legion Post 25, 43 W. Main St. Mohawk, NY 13407, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence please go to