Robert D. Hardy, 60, passed away at Riverview Medical Center on March 14, 2019. He was born in Trenton and had been a resident of Red Bank since 1995.
Robert worked as a security guard for Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank for the last 25 years. He was also a very talented chef, poet and writer.
He is predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Bama Jones. Surviving are his children: Natosha Hardy of Red Bank, Nyrie Hardy of Red Bank and Yolonda Farmer of East Orange; his mother, Salina Cherry of Oakhurst, Siblings: Mathis Jones of GA, Earl Jones of Freehold, Betty Jones of Manchester and Lynda Blacknall of Manalapan, his ex-wife Robin Hardy of Red Bank; seven grandchildren: Nyasia, Myquan, Elijah, Kareem, Rocquell, Naimah and Gabriela as well as three great grandchildren.
Visitation will take place at the John E. Day Funeral Home 85 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701 from 8AM -12PM on Saturday March 23, 2019 with a funeral home service at from 12PM-2PM. Interment at White Ridge Cemetery in Eatontown to follow.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture https://support.si.edu/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=17301&mfc_pref=T&17301.donation=form1&s_src=HHCNV19HONMEM&s_subsrc=HHCNV19HONMEM or to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation hackensackmeridianhealth.org/givingheals