Carl E. “Ed” Hart Jr., 85, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, July 20, 2018 at home in Deep Creek.
Carl was born July 17, 1933 in Seymour, Iowa to the late Carl Edward Hart and Ida Ione (McCoy) Hart. In his younger years, Carl owned and operated a cabinet shop and raised his family in Frankfort, IL. In the late 1970’s Carl sold the cabinet business to become a well-respected antique dealer specializing in sterling silver. Throughout his 40 years in the antique business, Carl and his wife Barbara traveled throughout the country to buy, sell and repair sterling silver antiques.
In 1990, he and Barbara relocated from Frankfort, IL to Punta Gorda, FL. When not on the road for business the last 28 years, Carl loved being at home in Florida, fishing on the lake in his backyard, shooting pool, playing cards and recently spending time researching his ancestry on the computer. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family and friends, joking and telling stories.
He is survived by his cherished wife of 64 years, Barbara A. Hart of Punta Gorda; two daughters, Cheryl (Robert) Porto of Port Charlotte, FL and Cynthia (Paul) Sering of Dunnellon, FL; sister Bernadine Bettenhausen of Indianapolis, IN; and 3 grandchildren, Jonathan, Emily, and Megan Porto.
Memorial services celebrating Carl’s life will be held Saturday 2:00 PM, August 4, 2018 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel, 2151 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the charity of your choosing.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.