Obit: William B. Hart

William B. Hart, 84, of Forksville, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Born November 13, 1932 in New Albany, he was a son of the late Raymond L. and Ethel (Baker) Hart. He and his wife, the former Nancy Taylor, would have celebrated 22 years of marriage on November 15, 2017.

Bill was a dedicated and respected dairy farmer his entire life and was the fifth generation owner of High Hart Farms. As a young man, he was the recipient of the Keystone Farmer Award for outstanding farming, as-well-as many other conservation awards for farming.

He was a member of the Susquehanna Car Club, the Ogdensburg Gun Club, Sullivan County Planning Commission, Evergreen Lodge #163 F. & A.M., and an honorary member of the Sullivan County Fair where he formerly served as vice president. He was a former member of the Sullivan County Conservation District, and past president of the Greenwood Cemetery Association. Bill enjoyed hunting with family and friends. He loved people so much; testified to by the countless numbers he called Friend!

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Jennifer H. (Marty) Stabley of Hummelstown, and Julie H. (Kevin) Witmer of Watsontown; two sons, Jeffrey B. (Dedra) Hart of Charlotte, NC, and Jon W. (Stacie) Hart of Muncy; a sister, Mildred Frazier of Muncy Valley; 17 grandchildren, Meredith Stabley, William Stabley, Taylor Hart, Thomas Witmer, Nathan Witmer, David Witmer, Bode Hart, Tiffany Charles, Chelsie Richards, Jordan Fetterman, Adam Fetterman, Luke Fetterman, Elias Lynch, Ethan Lynch, Francesca Muscettola, Isabella Muscettola, and Matteo Muscettola; two great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Kathleen S. Faust of Sunnyvale, CA; Step Daughter, Rebecca F. (Tom) Lynch of Midlothian, VA; Step Daughter, Rachel A. (Jay) Fetterman of Sykesville, MD; and two nephews, Robert Mitteer and Frank Huff that he helped raise.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Janet B. Hart; two sisters, Doris Mitteer and Alice Huff.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Jacob C. Lund officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Forksville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 8 p.m.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Sullivan County Fair, c/o Jody Lambert, 512 Lambert Hill Rd., Dushore, PA 18614; or the Eldredsville Vol. Fire Company, 402 Rt. 4007, Forksville, PA 18616; or the Greenwood Cemetery, c/o Melanie Norton, 1974 Rt. 4009, Forksville, PA 18616.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.

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