Robert Raymond Hart, 88, dedicated to family and serving his country

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Robert Raymond Hart
Robert Raymond Hart

Robert Raymond Hart was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Robert was born on April 12, 1928, in Endicott, N.Y., and raised by his paternal grandparents, the late Raymond Edward and Ruth Moody Hart.

His entire life was dedicated to family and service to his country. Through his service and fellow U.S. Navy shipmen, he met his lifelong love and constant companion, Barbara Ann Hess Hart, his wife of almost 62 years.

After various stations, Robert and Barbara made Woodbridge, Va., their home for over 30 years. To be closer to their daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Robert and Barbara moved to Providence Forge, Va., in 1997 and Williamsburg, Va., in 2013, where he continued to nourish and enrich family ties until his passing.

Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Barbara Hess Hart; daughter, Cindy Rae Hart, and her husband, Brian Edward Gordineer; granddaughter, Isabella Rae Gordineer; sister, Dorothy Nicholas, and her husband, Jack Nicholas; cousin, Eugene Alderman, and his wife, Jackie Alderman; in addition to several nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 30, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

The family has designated the Hampton VA Medical Center, Attention: Volunteer Services, Bldg. 52, 100 Emancipation Drive, Hampton, VA 23667; or the Richmond Fisher House Foundation, c/o Mr. Bret Wilkinson, 300 Arboretum Place, Suite 660, Richmond, VA 23236 for memorial contributions.

Online condolences may be shared at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.