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Obituary of Donald George Hart

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Bergen ~ Donald George Hart, age 96, passed away Monday afternoon (February 26, 2024) at United Memorial Medical Center.

     He was born July 11, 1927 in Kendall, N.Y., a son of the late George W. and Bessie Koehler Hart.

     Don was a proud Navy veteran, serving in WWII. He will be remembered for his love of family and his Bergen community. Don wore many hats over the years.  He owned an excavation business as well as a sawmill.  He became the Town of Bergen Highway Superintendent, serving for 17 years and was a past chief of the Bergen Fire Dept.  Don was the oldest living Mason in Bergen, with over 65 years of membership.  He also was an avid hunter and a life member of the Bergen Rod & Gun Club.

     He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Hammerl of Bergen; his four grandchildren, Emily Hammerl-Vegso (Roland Vegso) of Athens, GA and their children, Oskar, Ilona and Felix; Patricia (Jared) Plucknette of Bergen and their children, Nina, Michael and Rory; Steven (Laura) Hammerl of Spencerport and their children, Augustus and Gabriel; and Kathrine Hammerl of Bergen; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Edward) DeMars of North Chili and JoAnne Buda of Batavia; dear friend, Jerry MacConnell of Chittenango, N.Y., many nieces and nephews, along with his friends at the 400 Towers.

     Don was predeceased by his siblings, Robert Hart, Leonard Hart, John  Hart and Minnie Zenke and companion, Mary Lou Swabb.

     Don’s family will be present to receive friends on Friday, March 8 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Sage Pavilion, 62 South Lake Avenue, Bergen.  Interment in Mt. Rest Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Bergen Fire Department, 10 Hunter Street, Bergen, N.Y. 14416



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 8, 2024
Sage Pavilion
62 South Lake Avenue
Bergen, New York, United States
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