Gary D. Hart, 78

Gary D. Hart, 78, of Fombell passed away Friday, November 3, 2023 at Good Samaritan Hospice following an extended illness.

Born August 1, 1945 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Leroy Samuel and Lois E. Palmer Hart.

Gary graduated from Riverside in 1964. He worked at Herr Voss for 46 years serving in multiple roles. He attended Grace Community Church in Cranberry. Gary loved working outside in his yard. His beloved collection of John Deere tractors always kept his yard immaculate. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed taking them on vacations. His pride and joy were his grandchildren. Gary made every holiday special by organizing Easter egg hunts, dressing up on Halloween, and handing out gifts as Santa Claus. No one was a stranger to Gary, he could talk to everyone and made friends easily.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years Helen Daufen Hart; daughter, Jodie (Randy) Hamilton of Beaver Falls; two sons, Richard (Tania) Hart of Ellwood City and Randy (Diane) Hart of Fombell, and seven grandchildren, Amber, Breanna, Brittany, Haley, Jenna, Brett, and Cole.

He was preceded in death by his brother Jeffrey Hart in 2008.

A Private Service for the family will be held with Pastor Bob Zonts officiating.

Interment will be in Camp Run Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Gary’s Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

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8 thoughts on “Gary D. Hart, 78

  1. Our family is so very sad to hear of Gary’s passing. He was always there to help and always waved as we passed by. Our condolences to Helen, the kids and grandkids. We will miss our good neighbor. Take care.

  2. Rick and Tania,
    So Sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with during this difficult time.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss! He was one of my husband Mike’s favorite people! I’m sure Mike will be at the gates of heaven to welcome him home! My sincerest condolences!

  4. Deepest condolences to the entire family and everyone who knew him. This causes a tremendous sadness. I have known Gary since 2006. In fact, I met Gary and Helen before I started my own family. Since then Gary and Hellen have literally become an extended part of my immediate household. He will be deeply missed and remembered forever for his smarts, common sense, his kindness, sense of humor, his humbleness, and his gift to basically- fix anything. Chris, Janelle, Val, Luci, and Frankie

  5. Randy and family I was saddened to hear of your fathers passing. I have a found memory making home made cider with your dad. May he rest in peace.

  6. I knew Gary when we were in school together and saw him occasionally when he came to Soap Run Road. He was a lot of fun in school and a genuinely nice person. Please accept my condolences. I know he will be missed.

  7. Mrs. Hart, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gary was a true friend & mentor to me. He was a great role model to me and countless others in both business and in life. My sincere condolences to you and your family, as I know Gary will be missed by many.

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