Gary Raymond Hart
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May 14, 1940 ~ September 12, 2015
"Gary was a wonderful husband and father.
He was gentle, compassionate, highly intelligent,
and incredibly creative."

Gary Raymond Hart, 75, of Vancouver, WA, passed away at home on Sept. 12, 2015. He was born May 14, 1940 in Grand Forks, ND to Joseph and Lillian Hart.
Gary served in the Army National Guard and retired from the City of Vancouver as a Firefighter.
He enjoyed building historical model engines, fishing, hunting, and backpacking. He was a member of the NW Blacksmiths Association in Vancouver and Portland, and Mid Valley Model Engineering Clubs.
Gary is survived by his wife, Sharen of Vancouver; son, Kevin Hart (Jennifer) of Battle Ground, WA; and brother, Duane Hart of Halliday, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Levon Hart.
A memorial service will be held on Tues., Sept. 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver, WA 98663.
Donations may be made to IAFF Local 452 Benevolent Fund, In Memory of Gary Hart, 2807 NW Fruit Valley Road, Vancouver, WA 98660.
Special thanks to Kaiser Hospice, our family, and friends.
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Published in The Columbian on Sep. 18, 2015.
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September 23, 2015
Gary was an awesome man.Everyone who knew him is going to miss him.We know. where he is and we will see him again.GOD IS GOOD,ALL THE TIME. Love Gene and Chris
September 20, 2015
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.. Gary was a truly good man.. i still remember his smile from my childhood..
Diana Lynn Hintz (Roehrs)
September 20, 2015
Dear Sharen, Kevin & Jennifer.
Kathy and I are very sorry for Gary's passing. We send you Love and wish for you each to find Peace.
Philip & Kathy Friberg
September 19, 2015
Gary was such an extraordinary person, an amazing friend, always so warm, kind, and thoughtful with a constant smile on his face. We will miss his creative genius working away in his shop, but we are so lucky to have had the chance to get to know him. - Matt, Jenessah, Walter, Midtown & Sierra
Matt Loughran
September 19, 2015
Sharen, Kevin and Jennifer,
I'm so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. May the love of family and friends give you comfort in this difficult time. Gary was indeed a true gentleman, and friend. He will be missed!
Gwen Davis
September 18, 2015
One of the most patient, non-judgmental, smart and courageous men that we were blessed to have in our lives! You will be forever missed but never forgotten! All my love to Aunt Sharen, Cousin Kevin and Jennifer!
Katherine (Shelly) Johnson
September 18, 2015
Sorry to hear about Gary passing
Bruce Daniels
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