Thomas Edwin Hart

July 10, 1947 - March 20, 2015

07/10/1947 - 03/20/2015

Thomas E. “Tom” Hart, 67 of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born July 10, 1947 in Martins Ferry, Ohio the son of the late Edwin E. and Evelyn M. Doughty Hart.

Tom was a retired employee of the Kammer Power Plant in Moundsville, West Virginia, a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church in Shadyside, Ohio, Ionic Lodge 438 Bellaire, Ohio, American Legion Post 521 Shadyside, Ohio, a former board member of the Shadyside Board of Education and a former member of the Belmont County Senior Services Board of Trustees. He was the president of the Tiger Pub Coffee Club and the Johnson Brothers
Automotive Lunch Group. Tom had also worked at International Harvester and the Belmont Casket Works both in Shadyside, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Candace Lunsford Hart, whom he married on June 19, 1970 at the Naval Air Station in Mirmar, California, three children, Jeff Kim Hart of Shadyside, Ohio, Erin Bryan Groves of Marysville, Ohio and Lynsey Calvin Palian of Bellaire, Ohio. Also six grandchildren, Katelyn Hart, Grace Groves, Fisher Palian, Anderson Palian, Sawyer Palian and Maguire Palian.

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday at the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church in Shadyside, Ohio from 10 am until time of memorial services at 11 am with Rev. Randy Weaver officiating.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church’s Shadyside Jr. Sr. High School Free Lunch Program, 3838 Lincoln Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947.

Masonic services will be held at 10:45 am. And Belmont County Veterans Association will conduct Full Military Honors following the funeral service.

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio.

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Bob DeLong
8 years ago


I’m so sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. I prayed to God and asked Him to give you strength, peace, comfort, hope, and to wrap His loving arms around you.

May God Bless you Candy.

Love Bob

mike gulash
8 years ago

Candy and family

so sorry to hear about tom.

Debbie and i extend our deepest

sympathy to you and your entire


Sam Sirianni
8 years ago

Candy and family Sam and I are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great guy. Sam enjoyed having coffee with him every morning. He will be truly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sam and Cathy Sirianni

Rose Durant
8 years ago

Candy and Family,

My sympathies and prayers to all of you. My Jeff always talked of the Hart Family and all the wonderful times he had with your children in Shadyside Schools. He will be remembered with such good thoughts.

Rose Durant

Janice Harris
8 years ago

Candy and family,

My deepest condolences on the passing of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Betty Isaly
8 years ago

Candy and Family,

We are so sorry about your loss of Tom. He was a wonderful person and family man. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Betty Isaly and Al Greenwood

Curtis & Dana Workman
8 years ago

Candy and Family,

We were saddened to learn of Tom’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of deep sorrow. Hold tight to the wonderful memories that Tom gave to all of you…..

Doris Goff
8 years ago

Candy and family, I am sorry to hear about Tom, wonderful gentleman and raised a great family. He will surely be missed in Shadyside and everywhere he left his are all in my thoughts and prayers. Concentrate on all the good memories. God Bless u Doris

8 years ago

Candy, I am so sorry for your loss I know that Tom was a great husband to you and a great father and grandfather to you children and grandchildren. I will be praying for you and your kids during this trying time. Love You, Rhonda

8 years ago

Candy, Erin, Jeff & Lynsey,

I was very saddened when I found out that Tom had passed. I knew him in High School and when he was in the band. He was always smiling and just an all round nice person.

Hold on to your special memories.I am sorry for your loss. April

Paul Smith
8 years ago

Candy, I grew up with Tom as his parents were good friends with my parents. When I was in the Navy, I was stationed on the U.S.S. Ogden in San Diego. I never got to meet him there, but tried to find him one day, but he was temporarily stationed on the U.S.S. Constellation. Everybody that new Tom was a true friend. Candy I hope you and your family will cherish all of the fond memories of him. May God bless you Candy. Paul Smith

Becky & Ed Baker DesLauriers
8 years ago

Candy, Jeff, Erin, & Lynsey May wonderful memories fill the void left by the loss of Tom/Dad. Our prayers are for strength and comfort from above during this sad time.

Diane Leonard
8 years ago

Candy, Lindsey and family. I can not express how sad I am to hear this. I am sure you have great memories to cherish. Hugs and prayers to all of you. Dan and Diane Leonard

shirley eikleberry
8 years ago

Candy, when i came to Lincoln Ave. church you and Tom were one of the first people who made me so welcome. One thing we are sure about is Tom is enjoying the pleasures Jesus has prepared for him. Candy remember it well only be a little while and you well see Tom again. I am praying for you and your family. OUR LOSS IS HEAVENS GAIN. Love in Christ, Shirley Eikleberry

Kitty Lewis
8 years ago

Dear Candy and Family , Roger and I were so sorry to hear of Tom’ s passing . I enjoyed our time serving on the school board. His laugh was so wonderful . He was a wonderful man.

Randy & Jocelyn Zandron
8 years ago

Dear Hart Family,

Our deepest condolences from everyone at Carlini’s. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Randy & Jocelyn Zandron

Maryann Droll
8 years ago

Dear Ones —

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .

Always in Jesus,

Maryann Music Ministry Volunteer

Sandi Theiss-Niven
8 years ago

Dearest Candy & family, sending my sincere condolences and prayers for you. Thinking of you.

As ever and always

your friend,

Sandi Theiss-Niven

8 years ago

Heaven is a Wonderful place where all our Loved ones go untill we all meet again Hugs from the Kimbles and Mathews

gigi sherry
8 years ago

I am so sad to hear of your loss. Tom has always been a great person. Sending prayers for your whole family.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Thomas Edwin Hart, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Navy Veteran, Thomas Edwin Hart, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Doug Campbell
8 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the entire Hart family. It was my pleasure and honor to serve on the Board of Education with Tom. His passion and dedication to the kids of our town will be hard to replace. From one Navy vet to another – Anchors away my friend…anchors away.

Melissa Gilham Abbitt
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Hart family. We are so sorry about your loss.

Kim Kovacs
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers our with the whole family. May God’s love comfort and guide you all through this difficult time in life. Tom was such a great person from the inside out. Never ever have I ran into him that he didn’t have a smile on his face. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Jim and Kathy Funkhouser
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Kathy and Jim Funkhouser

Sue Junkins
8 years ago

Sympathy to Candy and extended family. I first met Thomas ‘Tom’ Hart when he was about five years old and lived on Lincoln Ave. I was about seven years older and his mom would ask me to watch him on the front porch while she ran her errands. Tom never changed in looks, sense of humor, friendliness over the years. Later, we worked together at IH and always saw each other at ‘Tiger’ games. Cherish your memories – you have many to keep your heart warm. Sincerely, Sue Junkins

Major Kimbro
8 years ago

To the entire Hart Family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy.

Tom was one of the nicest and fun persons that I know. It was a pleasure to work with him and every day was enjoyable. He will definitely be missed by all who knew him. It was a pleasure to call him a friend. May God bless each of you and may you treasure the memories you shared. I am sure there are many fun ones.Prayers for each of you as you face the difficult days ahead.

Major L. Kimbro

Jim Kapolka
8 years ago

To the Hart Family

My deepest sympathy. Tom was a great guy!!

Shannan Hildebrand
8 years ago

Tom has always been a sweet man. Full of love, laughter, family, and faith. He will truly be missed! My heart aches for you guys! May God comfort you in this weary time. My deepest sympathies.

Misty Wilson
8 years ago

Tom was a great man. He loved his wife, kids and grandkids. He always had a smile and made us laugh. You will be missed by all!

John, Misty, Alex, Alexis, & Aaron

Carolyn Wiggins
8 years ago

Tom was my friend, and also my cousin. We had many laughs over these years. I will miss him even though we didn’t spend lots of time together in recent years. All of us in Utah are thinking about you.