Robert Hart

Obituary of Robert Hart

Robert W. (Bob) Hart

Nassau

Bob Hart, 90, of Nassau passed away on May 15, 2017. Bob was the son of the late Harold and Hazel (Burns) Hart and husband of the late Patricia C. Hart. He is survived by his loving children Marcy Hart Palmer, Rick Hart, Mitzi Hart, and Rob Hart, and predeceased by children Melba Hart Gaitor and Lawrence Hart. Bob leaves behind nine beloved Grandchildren and many cherished Nieces and Nephews. He was a strong center in all our lives. Bob was a life-long lover of all things racing and speed. An avid and accomplished race car driver, he was a champion with the Northeast Midget Assn., champion in the '50's with MARC, and held the land speed record on Daytona Beach. Later he raced with the Atlantic Coast Old Timers, for a career that spanned over 60 years. Now the final checkered flag has dropped. Bob was a mentor, friend, and guide to all whose lives he touched, and his delightful sense of humor left all with a smile. The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff at Van Rensselaer Manor who befriended Dad and eased him on. A gathering for family and friends will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Grace Methodist Church Hall, Nassau, from 2pm until 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 166, c/o Grace United Methodist Church, 42 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123.