Claude E. Hart,

Claude E. Hart, 62, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Fortville, passed away at Woodside Hospice of Largo, Fla., on April 3, 2012. He was born Oct. 4, 1949 in Indianapolis to Francis B. and Margaret (Isom) Hart.

 He is survived by wife Sandra (Bennett) Hart; brother, Francis B. Hart, Jr.; sister, Pamela (James) Huber and several nieces and nephews.

Claude was preceded in death by his parents; and half-brother, Clifford R. Owens, Jr.

 A Celebration of Claude’s life will take place from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Fortville VFW Post 6904.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Humane Society.