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David Alan Hart

David Alan Hart, 59 of Gaylord, passed away at home on Friday, December 24, 2021.

Born in Bay City, Michigan, he was the son of Edward Hart and Joyce (Beeckman) Hart Clark.

A 1980 graduate of Johannesburg-Lewiston Schools, David went on to study auto repair at Alpena Community College.  He was a longtime mechanic in northern Michigan, and for his family and friends, the guy to turn to for help with anything in need of repair.

He will be remembered as an all-around handyman who was quick to help those in need with auto repair, snowplowing and home repairs just to name a few.  Having lost an arm in an accident at age 13, he could do with one arm what many could not do with two.

In his spare time he enjoyed playing pool at Paul’s Pub where he was a team captain, listening to music, taking photos and enjoying a good laugh.  In earlier years he enjoyed coaching his sons peewee football teams and in recent years he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  As a recovering alcoholic, he was chairman of the Gaylord Alano Club.

David is survived by his children, Nichole Burke of Johannesburg, Sean Hart of Boyne City, David Hart of Johannesburg and Samuel (Stephanie) Hart of Gaylord; grandchildren, Donovan, Lillian, Levi, Cole, Kaden, Sophia and Adelynn; his mother, Joyce Clark of Bay City; sisters, Sheryl (Charlie) Voisine of Rhodes, MI and Theresa (Kurt) VanSteenburg of Davison, MI; a brother, Daniel (Sallie) Hart of Mansfield, PA and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Hart; his step father, Terry Clark; and a sister, Susan Sanders.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service where visitation will begin at 12:00 noon.  Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Gaylord Alano Club.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com

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Laurie Slivinski Bingham Jan 10 2022 4:25 PM

I have so many great memories of my Uncle Dave: growing up and being with my cousins, Big Bear lake and headwaters camp, all of the laughing over the years. My love and sympathy to my ccousins. LLove you.

Emily Marsh Jan 8 2022 9:53 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. 💕🙏🏻 I have many fond memories of Dave, especially from being classmates and friends!

Wendy(Pryor)Burden Jan 8 2022 10:01 AM

Thank you for your kind words

Nichole Burke Dec 30 2021 12:00 AM

With a saddened heart and sympathy for his family and friends, I wish to add my thoughts to this tribute wall. I knew Dave through the Alano Club. I attended many a meeting with Dave as our chairman. I know that Dave cared deeply about all of those who attended meetings at the Alano Club. He was my friend and though I am no longer am in Gaylord, I will mourn his passing.

PatGaudreau Dec 29 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences are with the community, family, and friends of David, especially our dear friends, David's sister Theresa, and brother-in-law Kurt. What a beautiful smile and kind eyes David had...I wish we could have met him.

Ken and Vicki Barnes Dec 28 2021 12:00 AM

Always in our hearts. R.I.P. dear brotherSheri and Charly, Dan and Sallie, Theresa and Kurt

Sheri and Charly, Dan and Sallie, Theresa and Kurt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM