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George Thomas "Tom" Hart

George Thomas "Tom" Hart, age 54 of Brea, CA, formerly of Philip, SD, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at his home in Brea, after battling cancer for more than 22 years.

George Thomas "Tom" Hart was born September 29, 1955, the fourth of six children born to George and Ella (Fitch) Hart. Tom graduated from Philip High School in 1974 and moved to Denver, CO for 24 years and then to Brea, CA, where he has since resided.

Tom was united in marriage to Cindy Graupner and to this union were born two children, George T. "T.J." Hart III and Katie Hart. Later, Tom was united in marriage to Rita Meyer.

Tom leaves behind his wife, Rita (Meyer) Hart of Brea, CA; one son, TJ Hart and his wife, Tamar, of Brea; one daughter, Katie Hart, of West Palm Beach, FL; one step-son, Damien and his wife, Brooks, of Ladera Ranch, CA; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; his father, George T. Hart, Sr. and his wife, Barbara, of Thorton, CO; four sisters, Linda Kuchenbecker and her husband, Keith, of Black Hawk, Pam Ingram and her husband, Jerry, of Philip, Cindy O'Connell and her husband, Kent, of Brooklyn Center, MN, and Susan Heinz and her husband, Jack, of Philip; one brother, Steven Hart and his wife, Vickie, of Arvada, CO; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Ella (Fitch) Hart; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Satuday, March 27, at Memory Garden Memorial Park and Mortuary in Brea, CA.

A memorial is established.