Published: Oct 31, 2012 12:05 AM
Modified: Oct 31, 2012 12:05 AM
Larry Glen Hart died October 22, 2012, at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, N.C., following complications from a fall. He was 79.
He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on December 6, 1932, to the late Oscar D. and Ethel Winders Hart. Larry moved with his family to LeMars, Iowa, at a young age.
Following high school and a year at a small college in LeMars, he served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. Following discharge, he attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, earning a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1960 and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1964.
Beginning his career with a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Md., he continued his work as a research scientist at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, followed by employment as a Section Chief, Pharmacology, at Imperial Chemical Industries, later known as Atlas Chemical Industries, in Wilmington, Del. Larry returned to federal government employment in research in 1972 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C., retiring in 1999. Additionally, he lectured as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1973 to 1981.
Larry was a long-time active and former Vestry member at Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill. Following retirement, he enjoyed volunteer activities including serving as a hospice volunteer, serving meals at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service’s Community Kitchen, and in various capacities at Carol Woods. He also enjoyed taking classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University, play-reading, attending plays and watching UNC basketball.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha; son David M. Hart and wife Anne Yoder; son Thomas C. Hart; former daughter-in-law Amy Hart; and son-in-law Donald Tomlinson. Also surviving are grandchildren Maggie Hart, Seth Hart, Callie Hart, Alexandra Tomlinson and Jessica Tomlinson; and step grandson, Dylan Blankenship.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Katherine Tomlinson, in 2000, and by a brother, Claude.
A memorial service will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, N.C., with burial in the churchyard. Cremation Society of the Carolinas is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517; Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, NC; or to the Resident Assistance Fund, Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
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