JAMES R. HART, age 70, passed away June 28, 2012. Beloved husband of 49 years to Janet (nee Taraschke); loving father of Julie Gerda (Dave) and Jeff (Lauri), loving "papa" of Denise, Ryan, Danielle, Jake and Haley. Son of the late Ralph and Lorna (Kydd) Hart. Fond brother of Valerie (Ron Valle), and Charles (Susan). Jim retired early as manager of benefits from Sohio and became active in his community of Columbia Station. He was a member of the school and zoning boards and Chairman of the Homecoming Festival. Jim was one of the founding members of the Western Reserve Fire Museum. For the last 17 years he and his wife lived the full-timing lifestyle in their RV with the address of "somewhere in North America". Burial will be private with a celebration of life later in August. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in Jim’s name to Columbia Community Foundation, PO Box 567, Columbia Station, OH 44028 or the Western Reserve Fire Museum, 310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.

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