Babione Funeral Home


Gerald D Hart

August 25, 1933April 6, 2021

Gerald Hart (Jerry) – Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia on August 25, 1933, passed away April 6, 2021 from complications due to pneumonia.

Son of the late Lewis and Pearl (Thacker) Hart. He graduated from James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1952 and Strayer College in Washington, D.C. in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army 1955 – 1958.

Gerald was married to Phyllis Jackson for over 33 years. They lived in McLean, Virginia until February 1990 and then moved to Boca Raton, Florida

He was a Commercial Property Manager in Washington, D.C. and Virginia before moving to Florida, where he managed commercial buildings in West Palm Beach before retiring.

Gerald loved all sports. He was a former high school, college and international basketball official for over 25 years. He was also past President of Board Twelve of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis of Boca Raton; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson of Melbourne, Florida; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda Hildebrand and Richard Hildebrand of Webster, Florida and New Gloucester, Maine; brother-in-law, David Jackson of Boston, Massachusetts. Gerald is also survived by many cousins and friends in Florida and Virginia with whom he spent many wonderful times over the years.


23 April

Committal Service

9:30 am - 10:00 am

South Florida National Cemetery

6501 S State Rd 7
Lake Worth, Florida 33467


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 11, 2021


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Joyce Ware

April 9, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joyce (Quann) and Woodie Ware

Perry Holcomb

April 8, 2021

Phyllis, I am very much saddened by the passing of your husband, Jerry. He and I were the closest of friends during high school. We did a lot together during those teen years and had a great time doing so.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and to your family and prayers for the Holy Spirit's presence in your lives to comfort and to uplift you at this especially sad time.

Gerald, as I knew him, was one of the first students at James Monroe HS to meet and greet me in 1947 when my late Mom and
I had moved to Fredericksburg, VA. We entered the 8th grade together then as it had just become a part of the educational process in VA.

It was very special to have him as a friend and a compadre. He was so talented in a lot of ways.

He shall be missed.

Much love to you,


Tom & Sandy Kresse

April 7, 2021


We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. You have our profound sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
With sympathy,
Tom and Sandy Kresse