David R. Hart, 79, of Dresden, died Dec. 5 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
He was born in Concord, Mass. on June 14, 1939, a son of Frederick R. and Lois C. (Eisenhauer) Hart Jr.
He graduated from Norwell High School in Norwell, Mass. and after working for John Hancock Life Insurance and Halliday Lithograph Company, entered the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. In 1968 he moved to Wiscasset and worked for the Satellite Corporation. He co-owned and operated The Stacy-Hart House and The Milk Shed where he met his wife. He married Roberta A. Hussey in 1974 and was employed for the Wiscasset School Department as a custodian for several years; then for the Dresden School Department as the head custodian until his retirement in 2001.
He was a past member of the Wiscasset Fire Department and was a special officer of the Wiscasset Police Department. He was a former board member of the Kennebec River Rail Trail, and a member of the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, where he formerly served as a director. He was also a board member of the Old Narrow Gauge Trail in Randolph.
He was predeceased by one brother, Frederick R. Hart III.
His family was very important to him. He is survived by his wife, Roberta A. Hart of Dresden; son, Tim Hart and wife Morgan of Orrington; daughter, Carrie McEneaney and husband Ian of Bath; brother, Robert Eisenhauer and wife Andrea of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; grandchildren, Logan, Ezekiel, Paige, and Finn; many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held in the summer.
Memorial contributions may be made to WW&F Railway Museum, PO Box 242 Alna, ME 04535-0242.
Condolences may be made online at Daiglefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath.