In Loving Memory

Raymond LeRoy Hart
1/11/1912 - 3/14/2011


Raymond LeRoy Hart, age 99, of Cranberry, died early Monday morning, March 14, 2011 at UPMC-Seneca.

Born January 11, 1912 in Red Line near Rockland, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Beech Hart.

He married the former Lorana Adeline Minnick in 1935. She preceded him in death in 2004.

Mr. Hart worked with his father farming and in the sawmill. He eventually went to work for Eakin Novelty Works and remained there through their transition to Seneca Hardwood Lumber.

He loved to fly and had his own piper cub for many years. After retiring, he enjoyed gardening and mowing his large yard on his special “Big Orange Simplicity.”

Survivors include five children: Nellie Nancy Duignan of Cochranton; John Barry Hart and his wife, Carol, of Cranberry; Karen Darlene (Sue) Kuhn and her husband, Michael, of Delaware; Raymond Douglas Hart and his wife, Millie, of Cranberry; Bradley Garrett Hart and his wife, Lori, of Dempsytown; Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter; three sisters: Sarah Stephens of Youngstown, Ohio; Etta Mahle of Venus and Mary Smouse of Franklin.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a twin son, Fredward Garry Hart, who died as a child.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 in the funeral home with the Reverend Linda Deeter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rockland Cemetery, Venango County.

Online condolences may be sent to Raymond’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences

From:  Robert p. Duignan   meadville

Relationship:  grandson

I will miss you granpa,i'm so sorry my wife Mary and stepdaughter Emily never got to know you and granma,i have nothing but good memories and know your in a better place,and i wish and hope that any differences the family has can and will be resolved so that those left behind can make the most of the time we have left and leave to our younger ones the great memories of a grandpa like Raymond was to me,our hearts go out to all of you and the loss we all feel,lets please make him proud when he looks down on us, sincerly,Robert P. Duignan and family

Sent:  3/16/2011

From:  Ronda McCartney   Polk

Relationship:  Friend at The Caring Place

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Raymond. I enjoyed working / visiting with him over the years.

Sent:  3/16/2011

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