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Joseph Albert Hart

Obituary for Joseph Albert Hart

January 25, 1934 - March 5, 2018
Clemson, South Carolina | Age 84


Joseph Albert Hart, 84, widower of his beloved wife, Mary Evelyn Wiley Hart, died peacefully in his sleep Monday, March 5, 2018 at Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC.

Joseph was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Albert R. and Elizabeth Schnellbogel Hart. He was a retired Airline Pilot with United Air Lines. While serving in the US Air Force, Joseph met and married his wife while going through pilot training in Greenville, Mississippi. During his first assignment as a fighter pilot in Zaragoza, Spain, his first son, Richard was born. During his next assignment in Duluth, Minnesota, Katherine and Eric were born. In 1965, Joe began his career with United Airlines and the family moved to their permanent home in Rolling Meadows in the Chicago, Illinois area. Joe had many passions and hobbies throughout his life. He enjoyed opera, music, dance, art of all kinds, woodworking and photography. He could fix almost anything and was often called upon by friends, family and neighbors to apply his skills, which he did often and without hesitation.

Joe is survived by sons, Richard and Eric Hart; daughter, Katherine Shafer; daughter-in-law, Laura; son-in-law, Steve; Richard's partner, Ron Forwark; brother, Roy Hart of Little Rock, Arkansas; and five cherished granddaughters, Julia, Corinne and Annie Hart, and Devon and Alexandra Shafer.

In addition to his wife of 53 years and his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Hart.

Private family funeral services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.

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