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Alan J. Hart – The frontman of Gloversville Herald

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Fort Johnson – Alan J. Hart, 77, formerly of County Road 107, Fort Johnson, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at St. Johnsville Rehab. & Nursing Center.
He was born in Amsterdam on June 26, 1944, son of Alan and Ruth Savoie Hart. He was a 1963 graduate of Perth Central School and attended trades school for precision metal machining. Alan married Cecelia B. Traver on April 24, 1965. He has resided in the area his entire life.
Mr. Hart was a partner in the former H&H Body Shop in Perth, he owned and operated Alan Hart Construction, and later owned and operated Bottom Line Sales in Fort Johnson. Alan was a licensed pilot; he built and flew experimental aircraft, including ultralights and biplanes. Alan dug and built Woodchuck Airport in the town of Broadalbin, from where he enjoyed flying his planes and visiting friends who were flying in. Alan was also a founding member of the JTA Aviation Club, Inc.
Alan was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Joseph’s Church in Broadalbin and later St. Mary’s Church in Amsterdam.
Alan also enjoyed line dancing, country music, visiting other customers at local restaurants and Stewarts stores, helping people and the company of his cats.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a cousin brother, John Woodford; his brother, Thomas Hart; and her stepdaughter Kristin Hart.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Cecelia Putkowski of Hagaman; three children, Pamela (Rocky) Buchner of Galway; Jeffrey Hart of Cobleskill; John Hart of Perth; one sister, Mary Giannetti of Rotterdam Junction; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation took place at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. There will be a celebration of life for Alan in Perthshire in Perth on June 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc., Johnstown, NY.
To express your condolences online, visit www.halgasfuneralhome.com.