David Lee Hart was born March 12, 1950, in San Antonio, to MD and Ellen Hart. He left this world for the next on Friday, Feb 21, 2014. He leaves behind three sons, David, Adam and Josh Hart, and two daughters, Shery Elterman and Katie Ragsdale, as well as six grandchildren, Tenley, Gabriel, Joshua, Camron, James, and soon to be, Lyric.
Dave was a proud man who loved his kids more than words could describe. Everyone who crossed paths with him knew how proud he was of his kids.
Dave served in the U.S. Army. He served his country faithfully. After returning from his service, he started his own business, Hart Laser Services. Dave was an opportunist; he had a unique skill in seeing and finding needs. He worked on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline in labor union 942 as a cook, and in coding, insulation and pipelining. Dave was a jack of all trades; if it was broke, he could fix it.
Dave suffered many battles, yet remained cheerful, a steady presence in his family's home, up to the end, showing the warmth and humor that characterized his life. His bouncy, energetic introduction, "Hey! How are you, I'm Dave Hart" always drew quizzical looks and then laughs from people who met him for the first time. After about 40 years in Interior Alaska, the penguin was known and loved by all he touched with his joyful heart and love for people.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a funeral service, on Saturday, March 1, at Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Duffett will preside.
Memorial contributions made in his name may be posted to an account in the name of his daughter, Shery Hart-Elterman, at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.