Robert M. Hazard, longtime head film buyer for the Sterling Recreation Organization, which owned the largest theater chain in the Northwest before Cineplex Odeon bought it, died May 2 of cancer in Bothell, Washington. He was 78.Hazard served more than 30 years with that organization. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Dorothy, two sons, a daughter, a brother and sister and five grandchildren. Family suggests contributions to 1st Tee of Olympia, 3814 Prestwick Lane SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Proceeds will benefit inner-city youths by teaching them how to golf.