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Raymond "Doug" Hart

Raymond "Doug" Hart, 76, of Cranberry, died at Oil City Healthcare on Monday afternoon, August 21, 2023, following an extended illness.

He was born in Franklin on November 28, 1946, to the late Raymond L. and Loranna Hart.

He attended Cranberry schools. Doug served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1968-1969.

He enjoyed having lunch on Thursdays with his buddies. Doug also enjoyed classic cars and his Olds 442. He loved woodworking, hunting, the outdoors, Wheel Horse tractors, and his cocker spaniel dogs. He was a hard-working man and cared for his family very much.

After serving in Vietnam, he worked construction jobs and worked on the I-80 bridge project. He later was employed by Joy Manufacturing, Seneca Hardwood, and retired from Franklin Steel.

He was married in Seneca on November 6, 1970, to the former Millie Clark, and she survives, along with their two children, Tracy Hart of Franklin and Scott Hart and wife Teresa of Cranberry; five grandchildren, Amber, Kayla, Cheyenne, Scotty Jr., and Summer; and eight great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Nancy Duignan of Cochranton and Karen Kuhn of Delaware; a brother, Bradley Hart of Seneca; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Shadow.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Barry Hart; and an infant brother, Gary Hart.

Visitation and funeral services were held in Hile-Best Funeral Home in Seneca. The V.E.T.S. Honor Guard accorded military honors. The interment was made in Rockland Cemetery in Kennerdell.

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