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Alden Sherburne Hart Sr

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HART Alden Sherburne Hart Sr., 91, died on December 28, 2015 at Glenmoor Continuing Care Retirement Community in St. Augustine, FL. Sherb was born on September 14, 1924 to Henry Tappan and Avis Alden Sherburne Hart. He was a graduate of Orange High School in New Jersey, Colgate University and Harvard Law School. Enlisting in the Navy in 1942, he completed Colgate in two and a half years within the ROTC program. He proceeded to Cornell for Officers Training School and was commissioned as an Ensign in November 1944. He was deployed on the US East Coast and was headed for Japan at the time the Atom Bomb ended WWII. After the war, Sherb entered Harvard Law School, graduating with the Class of 1949. He started his legal career in the New Jersey State Attorney's Office within the Eisenhower Administration. In 1956, he joined the legal department of Union Carbide in New York City, where he spent his career, advancing from management to Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs. He retired from Union Carbide in 1986. Sherb was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed golf, basketball, politics, travel and reading. He was very personable, had a warm nature, and a wonderful sense of humor making him a delight to be around. He was a board member of several golf clubs as well as a cofounder of Baker Hill Golf Club in Newbury, NH. Married in 1955, he is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Harriet Ruffner Stone Hart, and his four children and their spouses: Alden Sherburne Hart Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Cantlay Hart, of Arlington, VA; Pamela Warfield Hart of Phoenix, AZ; Marcia Andrews Hart and her partner, Susan Lawrence, of Baltimore, MD; and Cynthia Ruffner Hart Montgomery and her husband, William Harland Montgomery III, of Burlingame, CA. Sherb also left behind five loving grandchildren: William Harland Montgomery IV, Kyla Ruffner Montgomery, Christian Gallagher Montgomery, Alden Sherburne Hart III and Gordon Cantlay Hart. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to The Hart Montgomery Scholarship at Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, or The Glenmoor Scholarship Fund, 235 Towerview Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Please sign the online guestbook at www.pontevedravalley.com.