Duward E. "Bud" Hart, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. technical writer who had been chairman of the Baltimore County Board of Recreation and Parks, died Thursday at Oak Crest Village of complications from heart disease. He was 88.
The son of farmers Harvey Hart and Cora Hart, Duward Elworth Hart was born and raised in Green Cove, Va.
He was a graduate of Oak Hill Academy in Wilson, Va., and enlisted in the Navy in 1944, where he served as a seaman first class until being discharged in 1946.
After leaving the Navy, he came to Baltimore. In 1955, he settled in Victory Villa, the Middle River community built during World War II by the old Glenn L Martin Co. to house workers.
Mr. Hart worked for the Martin Co. and in 1963 earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore.
In the 1960s, he joined the Westinghouse Electric Corp. as a technical writer and worked at the company's facilities at the Bay Bridge, Linthicum and finally Hunt Valley. He retired in 1987.
During the 1960s, Mr. Hart was president of Middle River Recreation and Parks, and was a member and served as chairman of the Baltimore County Board of Recreation and Parks during the 1980s and 1990s. He later rejoined the board of Middle River Recreation and Parks.
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Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.
Mr. Hart is survived by three daughters, Ruth Anne Honeycutt of Monkton, Brenda Sue Rzepka of Middle River and Mary Elizabeth King of Novi, Mich.; a brother, Nyle Hart of Wake Forest, N.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.