Jonathan Anthony Hart

Jonathan Anthony Hart

August 2, 1963 - June 8, 2021

Jonathan Anthony Hart, 57, passed away suddenly in his home in Clintonville, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Jon is survived by his wife, Michelle; step-daughter, Brittany Darby; former wife, Anne Maniscalco; son, Jonathan Hart, Jr.; grandson, Elijah; mother, Deanna; aunt, Sharon Bobel; uncle, Bob Bobel; aunt, Janet Hart; uncle, Richard Hart; and cousins: Rob Bobel, Chris Hart, and Tammy Kirby.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Marie Hart, and his stepson, Dillon

He was born August 2, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was raised by his loving mother and grandparents. Throughout his childhood and high school years, Jon displayed a mechanical aptitude and enjoyed many hours with his grandfather, uncles, and friends, learning to both drive and fix the various cars, bikes, and trucks that found their way into his life.

Also, Jon enjoyed many childhood summertime visits to see his Aunt Sharon, Uncle Bob, and Cousin Rob in Toledo. These trips often included camping and occasional car trips to places like Colonial Williamsburg and one time to the Florida Keys. It was during these Toledo visits that Jon developed a strong interest in electronics from his Uncle Bob, and it was that interest that would provide his first vocation.

After high school graduation, Jon moved to Toledo where he began repairing video games and later managing video arcades into the late 1980s.

Also, during this time in Toledo, he met his first wife, Anne, and both, being tired of the Midwest winters, threw a dart at a map of Florida and headed south. Both the dart and the couple landed in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area where they lived and had a beautiful baby boy, Jonathan, Jr. Jon, although a very private person, spoke frequently about his love and pride for Jonathan and about how fortunate he was to be given a grandson, Elijah, in 2020.

Jon loved Florida, and it was in Florida that Jon spent almost two decades working, living, and enjoying everything that Florida offered. Jon started and ran his own vending business, and when needed, he used his natural talents to change vocations.

It was also in Florida that Jon met his second wife, Michelle, who would be his companion for the remainder of his life. Jon was also fortunate to act as step-father to Michelle’s two children: Brittany and Dillon, whom he loved deeply.

Throughout his life, Jon was never afraid to choose his own path. No matter what life threw at him, he always found his own unique way to get through it. Always polite, he was always willing to lend a helpful hand without question. In fact, when not at work, he could most often be found helping family members or others with home projects or just spending time with his wife, Michelle.

While Jon’s family and friends are deeply saddened by his sudden loss, they celebrate his life and the ways he touched each of them. He is loved and missed.

Visitation was from 2 – 4 P.M. Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville, Ohio, with the funeral service at 4.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Hart Cemetery in Corbin, Kentucky, under the direction of Hart Funeral Home.


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