Alvin A. “Rick” Hart POUGHKEEPSIE-Alvin A. “Rick” Hart, 69, passed away at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a sudden illness on Feb. 9, 2013. He was born June 3, 1943 in Little Falls, NY to Clark and Florence Phelps Mosher. A resident of Poughkeepsie for the past six years, Rick had previously resided in Mt. Airy, N.C. On Oct. 13, 1962 he married Carol A. Cortese in Johnston, NY and they recently celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. She survives him at home. Rick attended Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School in Lassville, NY. He worked as an Engineer for IBM for 30 years until his retirement in 1995. A previous member of Holy Angels in North Carolina, he attended Holy Trinity in Poughkeepsie. He was a former secretary of the Irish American Association Club and was a member of Moose Club #904 in Hyde Park. He was an avid Mets and NASCAR fan, enjoyed woodworking, boating on the Hudson with his best buddy Danny and his family and especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family. He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law Todd & Marisa Hart of Poughkeepsie; son Brian Hart of Poughkeepsie; Christopher Hart of Staatsburg; daughter and son-in-law Kelly & Steve Maggiore of Kingston; sister Lois Sitterly of SanAntonio, Texas; grandchildren Samantha (Jim) Eilenberger, Shauna Hart, Alyssa Hart, Ricki Maggiore, Sabrina Hart, Ashley Dam, Alyssa Dam; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wm. G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Poughkeepsie. Memorial donations in Rick's name may be made to the CPR Program of the American Red Cross, 103 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. If you need directions or would like to leave an online condolence, please visit www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Daily Freeman on Feb. 12, 2013