2009-05-16 / Obituaries

John H. Hart

A funeral service for John H. Hart, 88, of Newark, was May 9, 2009, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, with the Rev. Anthony Payton officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.

John entered into Heaven on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from Arlington Care Center. He was born March 21, 1921, in Newark to the late Edwin and Edith (Koontz) Hart.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen, in 1986.

John is survived by sons, Joseph (Sandra) Hart and Terry (Charlotte) Hart; grandchildren, Gregory (Jackqueline) Hart, Tara (Jarod) Anderson, and Bill (Angie) Sullivan; eight greatgrandchildren; and several greatnephews and great-nieces in Toledo.

In addition, John was blessed with a second extended family during his life. He is also survived by a loving friend and companion of 20 plus years, Irene Crawford; and her children, Katherine Crase and Gregory (Bonnie) Crawford.

John's working career included driving taxi cabs for all the major companies in Newark in the late 40's and early 50's; owner and operator of a neighborhood grocery store in Toledo; and 30 plus years of employment and service to Kaiser Aluminum in Heath where he retired in 1983.

John Hart was a helpful, courteous, polite, and thankful person who is deeply loved by his family and friends.

The family requests a donation or act of kindness be made to someone who is in need in memory of John.

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