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Douglas Gordon Hart
  • December 25, 1957
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  • May 19, 2022

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Douglas Gordon Hart, age 64, of Toms river, NJ was born December 25, 1957 and passed away May 19, 2022. He was an amazing selfless man who loved his family dearly and always put them first. He was the life of our family parties, especially at every holiday. He was a Christmas baby, so he went all out every year. He would build a life size sleigh with wrapped presents on display in the front yard, even dressing up like Santa for all the children. He loved to host party after party inviting everyone in the family including half the neighborhood. Growing up he was a bit of a wild child and loved doing adventurous things with his friends like skydiving- he loved to fly! He loved four wheeling, riding around in his Jeep, and spending time with his closest friends: Brian McGuire, Mike Anderson, and Mark Hartmann. He also loved ocean, camping, fishing, taking pictures of sailboats, and had the most fun building his train sets.  As he got older, he developed a love for cooking. His Christmas pineapple and cherry hams were amazing! Anyone on social media can still scroll through pictures of his incredible dishes. He was also a lover of white wine and great music- Billy Joel being his favorite!

For many years, Doug worked as a land surveyor with his father, later working for a company out of Lakewood, NJ before retiring due to his diagnosis with cancer. He was strong and brave until the very end when the Lord called him home. He is preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Julia Hart. He is survived by his two sisters: Evelyn Hart McKinney-Jasper and Donna Kiefer; two brothers: Kevin Hart and Paul Snyder; 4 children: Douglas Hart Jr., Joseph Lopez, Amanda Hart and Daniele Holland; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was loved and cherished by so many and will always and forever be the “hart” of our entire family.

Douglas was cremated at Baldwin Brothers: A Funeral & Cremation Society in Cape Coral, FL.  A memorial service and scattering of his ashes will take place Saturday July 30, 2022 in Key West, Florida at approximately 7pm.


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  1. Donald Parise lit a candle:
    20 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 20, 2022 at 6:25:31 PM

  2. Craig saltarelli lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:59:31 PM

  3. Craig saltarelli says:
    09 Jun 2022
    I am so sorry to hear of your passing my friend. You taught me so much when we worked together. You were an incredible mentor. My heart breaks to heart of your passing. You always had me laughing when we had lunch together. RIP my friend.

  4. Maryanne posted an image:
    09 Jun 2022
    2016 LDC Christmas party - table 1
    2016 LDC Christmas party - table 1

  5. Maryanne posted an image:
    09 Jun 2022
    2016 LDC Christmas party
    2016 LDC Christmas party

  6. Maryanne says:
    09 Jun 2022
    Doug worked with us for 6 years at Lindstrom, Diessner & Carr in Brick, NJ. He was a valued employee and will always be a friend to many of us here. Some of us spoke to him no more than 2 months ago. We saw him just a few months ago, at most. Our hearts go out to his family. He was a good man, indeed.

  7. Kevin Hart lit a candle:
    06 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 6, 2022 at 6:36:24 PM

  8. Daniele Holland lit a candle:
    05 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 5, 2022 at 6:27:03 PM

  9. Donna Kiefer says:
    05 Jun 2022
    Rest In Peace

  10. Olivia Holland lit a candle:
    05 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 5, 2022 at 6:20:57 PM

  11. Evelyn Hart McKinney-Jasper lit a candle:
    05 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 5, 2022 at 6:20:13 PM

  12. Evelyn Hart McKinney-Jasper says:
    05 Jun 2022
    He was so much more than I knew. The miles and yesrs separating us for a long time. Two years ago I realized the fragility of life and we became re-acquainted. I’m so grateful and I discovered much we had much in common especially Facebook food photos. Say hi to our family in heaven. I’m sure they were there to greet you!

  13. Amanda Hart lit a candle:
    05 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 5, 2022 at 6:27:39 PM

  14. Dody and Ed Cunningham says:
    05 Jun 2022
    RIP Doug, Great man and great friend

  15. Edward and Dody Cunningham lit a candle:
    05 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 5, 2022 at 6:46:50 PM

  16. Doug hart lit a candle:
    05 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 5, 2022 at 6:26:47 PM

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