LTC Hart, died unexpectedly Monday, April 16, 2012, at his home on his 54th birthday.
Larry lived by a code of honor and was a good and decent man. You could count on him for help, and he spoke up for those without a voice. He was a loving husband, father, neighbor and friend and he will be missed by everyone.
Preceded in death by his loving mother JoAnn Hart. Survived by his best friend and wife of 31 years, Mary Helen (Weideman) Hart; daughter, Jennifer (Ahmet) Hart-Kilic and first grandchild, Ilyas Cem Kilic of Vienna, Austria; sons, Brian (Kate) Hart and Sean Hart of Columbus. He will be deeply missed by his father, Max F. Hart of Columbus; sister, Teri Hart; devoted in-laws, Martin L. and Barbara Weideman; sisters-in-law, Anne Weideman, Eileen Weideman Ervin, Chris (Shaun) Newlon; and brother-in-law, John (Heidi) Weideman. He was a loving uncle to Molly and Julie Anderson, Dean Ervin, Jr. of Columbus, Sarah, Joe, John, Jesse, and Rebecca Newlon, and Charlie Weideman of Chicago, IL and Zachary Salyers of Clearwater, FL.
Larry earned his Eagle Scout award at the age of 14, the youngest in Ohio at that time. He was a scholar-athlete and 1976 graduate of Northland High School. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S.I.S.E. in 1981. Larry served his country for more than 31 years. He was passionate about flying. He loved flying helicopters for the US Army and the Ohio Army National Guard. Larry achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received the following awards: Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Master Aviator Badge, and Air Assault Badge. During Larry’s 3 1/2 year tenure with the US Army in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, he made lifelong family friends in the Army and in the German community. During his service, Larry served a 2 1/2 year tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Larry worked in multiple capacities in the civilian world, including positions with Liebert Global Systems and Emerson Network Power. His most treasured experiences were those involving international business. Larry was very active in the international community in Columbus, and he was a true goodwill ambassador. He traveled frequently for work and he treasured his experiences traveling to other countries.
Friends may call Sunday, April 22, from 2-5 p.m., at EGAN-RYAN NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 23 at The OSU St. Thomas More Newman Center, 64 W. Lane Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s name to the St. Thomas More Newman Center, 64 West Lane Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201 or the St. Charles Preparatory School Scholarship Fund, 2010 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43209.
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