Hardt, Kenneth J.
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July 3, 1951 - Feb. 23, 2013
Kenneth J. Hardt, 61, of Venice, Florida formerly of Queens, New York died February 23, 2013. Ken was a Police Officer and was Assistant Chief of South Venice Fire Dept. Ken was a liver and kidney recipient. He loved golf and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was an avid hunter and sportsman. He was a loving grandfather and father. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years Roxanne, his daughter Patricia Neumann (Ron) of Queens, NY, sons Michael Hardt of Venice and Christopher Stephens (Sherrie) of North Port, FL., mother-in-law Doris Butler of Venice, sister Judy Contos (Nick) of Brandon, FL,. He was predeceased by his sister Joanne Riotto (Keith), also survived by sisters-in-law Doreen Butler (William) of Venice, Beverly Ilacqua (Philip) of Geneva, NY, Donna Clark (Ron) of Redlands, CA, brother James K. Hardt of Tampa, brothers-in-law Marty Butler of Waterloo, NY and David Butler (Vickie) of Sarasota, grandchildren Daniele, Melissa, Jenna, Brennyn, Kennedy, Jaeden and Cian, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John & Elaine Hardt, father-in-law Martin D. Butler and sister-in-law Diane Hopf (Eric). Special thanks to Dr. Howard Grossbard for many years of special care. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home. Memorial donation may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34238.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2013