John Clarence Hart

October 1, 1933June 30, 2018

John C. Hart, of Fort Lauderdale and formerly of Brooklyn, NY, Albany, NY and Keesville, NY, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Broward Health Medical Center. John was born in Keesville, NY, a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Murray) Hart, and brother of the late William “Bill” Hart. John is survived by his sister-in-law, Rita M. Hart of Margate, FL, his niece, Donna Hart-Haggard of Georgetown, Ohio, his great nephew, John Paul Haggard and great niece, Kristina Haggard and many loving friends. John served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years followed by 4 years in the U.S. Army and saw a great deal of the world. He started his civilian career as a management trainee with Bond Stores in Albany, NY and subsequently transferred to Brooklyn, NY. He then joined American Express in New York City and spent 15 years as an executive of Amex in New York, Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the mid 1970’s, John opened East Side Realty in Fort Lauderdale, which he operated for over 30 years. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 12:30 – 1:30 at the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Committal prayers will follow at 2:00 at Lauderdale Memorial Park, at 2001 SW 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Broward County, 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 or Online tributes at:


  • Rita M. Hart, Sister-in-law
  • Donna Hart-Haggard, Niece
  • John Paul Haggard, Great Nephew
  • Kristina Haggard, Great NIece
  • William "Bill" Hart, Brother
  • John also leaves behind many dear friends to cherish his memory.


  • Public Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, July 6, 2018

John Clarence Hart

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Lloyd McClelland

July 7, 2018

Knew John for several years. A great guy with a fabulous sense of humor and a good friend to many. He enjoyed those friends as well as his bridge club and his cats. RIP John

Charlotte Norris

July 6, 2018

John was an extremely likeable coworker with whomI I wish I had stayed in touch. Happy to have known him. Regrets.