Ret. Lt. Milton G. Hart, 95, of Westernport, formally of Kitzmiller, MD, died peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his Granddaughter’s home in Westernport.
Born Sep 12, 1919 in Kitzmiller, MD, he was the son of the late Irwin Maxwell Hart and Leah Belle Garner. Milt was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Milt’s wife of 66 years Maxine V. Hart recently preceded him in death on March 26, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his son Mack G. Hart, his brothers Alvin Hart, Quinton Hart, and a sister Carol Cody.
A 1938 Graduate of Kitzmiller High School, Milt joined the CCC during the depression. Milt was an outstanding athlete but declined a contract from the Washington Senators Baseball Team to join the Maryland State Police. Milt enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served in the Pacific. After the war he rejoined the State Police and retired after a total of 45 years of service.
After retirement Milt stayed very active and dedicated his energy amongst volunteer projects in and around Westernport. Milt was a one-time member of the Westernport Town Council. Milt was a founding member of the Westernport Heritage Society and took great pride in acquiring and preserving railroad artifacts. He worked with the CSX to obtain the red caboose near the Westernport Train Station which was recently dedicated to him in his honor. He was a driving force in building the Franklin Veterans Memorial north of Westernport. Additionally, he was active in restoring old forgotten cemeteries and always had time for family and friends.
He was a life member of the Victory Post American Legion # 155, Westernport and Queens Point VFW # 6775, McCoole, a member of the Keyser Moose, Redmen Club, Upper Potomac Rod & Gun Club, Toms Ridge Hunting Club, Garrett Co. Historical Society, FOP Lodge # 40, and the Harmony Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons Milton LaMark and wife Rita of New Market; Joseph W. and wife Marie of Keymar;
Grandchildren Stacy Knight and husband Robert of Catonsville; Sandra Prechit and husband Nathapol of Sykesville; Clark Mueller of New Market, Greg Hart, Steeven Hart, Michele Hart, Lisa Hart, and Anthony DeLuca-Hart; Renea Gaither-Hart and husband Danny of Westernport; Casey Getz and husband Jason of Ft. Ashby, WV. Great-Grandchildren Robert, Rachel, Sara, Hanna and Morgan Knight; Ryan, Brandon and Tyler Prechit; Mack Holder; Kiersten and Savannah Getz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Tuesday June 2nd from 11 AM to 1 PM. A funeral service will follow the visitation on Tuesday, June 2nd at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Otis Lancaster officiating.
Interment will be in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, where military honors will be accorded at graveside.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hamill Cemetery Fund, c/o M&T Bank, 51 Main Street, Westernport, MD 21562