By William Tauro
Some sad news to report that Somerville Lions Club Past President, Robert Hayden has sadly passed away this past week.
Robert Joined the Somerville Lions Club in 1984 and later served as president of the club in 1998 and 1999.
Robert served his county during WWII in Tokyo Japan while in the United States Navy aboard the USS Cunningham.
Then after the war had ended, he became the Register of Voters for the town Arlington as well as the chairman for the Arlington Republican Committee for the past twenty years in that town.
Somerville Lions Club President-Formor Somerville Mayor Gene Brune along with other Somerville and Arlington Lions Clubs members paid their final respects at a graveside memorial service on Wednesday.
The U.S. Navel Honor Guard were also present as Robert Hayden was lay to rest at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington MA.