Carlton M.Hart 79, of Cortland passed away April 29, 2013 in the Cortland Regional Nursing Facility.
Carl was born July 29, 1933 in Dryden, the son of the late Jessie and Edna Millage Hart.
Carl had been employed at Pall Trinity for over 35 years, was an avid bowler being inducted in the Cortland County Bowlers Hall of Fame.
Carl was a member of the Homer Fire Department Frank K. Taylor Hose Company, then became a member of the Cortlandville Fire Department on March 2, 1982, he was Past President and PastFire PoliceCaptain and was awarded Firefighter of the year in 1986 and 2010. Other awards presented to Carl were Member of the year 1995 and, 2004, Driver of the year 1991, and Fire Police of the year receiving this title on 4 different occasions. Carls dedication to the fire service will be missed by all members of the fire service in Cortland County.
Carl is survived by his wife of 18 yrs, Deborah Emery Hart of Cortland, his children David (Patty) Hart of McGraw, Brian (Stephanie) Hart of Colorado, Scott (Melanie) Hart of Texas, Jeffrey (Cathy) Hart of Texas, Kem (Ken) Baker of Nichols, Heidi Hart, of Texas and step children Carl (Heather Watson of Ohio, Charles (Amy) Watson 4th of Ohio, and Carla Carrigan of KY. Sister Bernice Owens, of Homer, Marjorie Fulton of Trumansburg, sister in law Helen Hart of Cortland, many grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, step great grandchildren,and two great-great granddaughters.
In addition to his parents, Carl was predeceased by his son Carl Jr., sister Velma and, 6 brothers
Funeral Services will be held 11:00am Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland.
Interment will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery Dryden
Friend are invited to call Thursday evening from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Carls name is asked to consider
The Cortlandville Fire Department, 999 RT 13 Cortland, NY 13045 or the charity of ones choice.
To offer online condolences visit www.wright-beard.com
David and Pat, Our thoughts are with you and your entire family at this time. Bruce and Linda
So sorry for your loss, Carl was a good guy and he will be missed. Tami Sebastino
My grandfather meant different things to the people that came across his life. I will always remember the times I was a kid playing with my cousins and just being with family. It meant so much to me. Its the little things that make you who you are as a person. I will love and miss him forever. Rest in peace. Trevor Lyon
Kem and family, I'm sorry for your loss. Carl left a wonderful legacy. Barb Craig
I am so very sorry to hear of Carlton's passing. I know Carl from him stopping in to pay on his insurance and staying for a chat. He was such a nice a man and a great character! What antics he used to talk about. When he left, he always had us all smiling. My sincere condolences to the family. Bonnie Scutt
To the Hart family: You all have my deepest sumpathy. All who have known Carl will always remember his fun loving personality and his laughter. We will surely miss him. Wanda Hendrix
David, Patty and family.......so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was always joking and quick with comments. A definite funny man. Again, so sorry for your loss. Kitty and Dennis Lowden
To the Family of Carl; So sorry for your lose. He was a good dedicated man.Carl and Karen Bush Jr.