Donald R. Hart, age 88, of Maumee, Ohio passed away October 5, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born November 16, 1923, to Leona and John Patrick Hart in Toledo, Ohio.
Don was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corp in WWII
, including the battles of Saipan and Iwo Jima. He distinguished himself by being awarded two Purple Heart
s, and the Bronze Star
for his heroic actions.
After the war, Don came home to marry his high school sweetheart, Ruth Anna Bauer of Pomeroy, Ohio, his wife of 66 years, and together they raised four children.
He was employed 31 years at Libbey Owen's Ford Glass Company where he served as a union representative. He retired from LOF in 1981.
Don is survived by his wife, Ruth Anna Hart; his sons and their spouses, David and Judy Hart (Cleveland, OH), Donald and Janis Hart (Upper Sandusky, OH), Paul and Nancy Hart (Plano, TX); his daughter and her spouse, Amelia and Edward Strohscher (Genoa, OH); his brother and spouse, John and Sophie Hart (Toledo, OH); grandchildren, Jay Sheets, Christy Smith, Erin Stuck, Matthew Hart, Carli Kane, and Brian Hart; 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Don was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert Hart.
Upon Don's request, there will be no public memorial service. Please view and sign Donald's Condolence page at berstickerscottfuneralhome.com