Waldo L. Hart, of Wayland, Mass. and South Bristol, passed away at his residence on Dec. 15, while surrounded by his loving family.
Waldo “Wally” grew up in Winchester, Mass. Wally was the son of the late Charles Abbott Hart and Ruth (Harvey) Hart and the brother of the late Charles Abbott Hart II. He attended Winchester High School and Vermont Academy and graduated from Boston University in 1961.
After serving in the Army Reserve, he went on to a long sales career in the forest products industry; most of those years working for Price Paper Company and Kruger Pulp and Paper Sales. He enjoyed close relationships with many of the primary newspapers throughout the Eastern and Midwestern U.S.
With his love of the Episcopal Church, Wally offered himself serving on the Vestry and as a Warden. He also served as a Diocesan delegate to conventions as well as serving as a Diocesan parish business consultant. He represented the Concord, MA River Deanery on the Diocesan Council and served on its executive committee. Wally was a very active community volunteer. He was a driver for FISH (Friends in Service Helping). He was a member of the RMA (Retired Men’s Association of Wayland, Sudbury and Weston) co-chairing the membership committee for RMA and serving on the board. He also volunteered in the Sudbury school’s Bridges program. Wally served many years on the Camp Committee of the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. He was also president of the Camp Becket Dad’s Association.
Wally had a life-long love of singing. He sang for the Vermont Academy school and for his church choir. He was a member of the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus of which he served a term as President of the group.
Wally dearly loved his family’s place in South Bristol which was on the site of his grandfather’s old lobster pounds. The whole family enjoys swimming, fishing and boating on this wonderful property.
Wally is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara (Paust) Hart; children, Jonathan Hart, Deborah (Hart) Marriott, and Charles “Chip” Hart, their spouses, Leah Hart, Thomas Marriott, and Lindsay Hart; and grandchildren, Matthew, Carson, Grace and Fiona Hart; TJ and Brittany Marriott, and Quinn and Graham Hart; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Fri., Dec. 21 at St. Anne’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 147 Concord Rd., Lincoln, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Relief and Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116, www.episcopalrelief.org; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
For condolences please visit johncbryantfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland, Mass.