Cecil Leland Hart Jr. 'Sonny'

October 14, 1944 — April 11, 2019

QUEENSBURY — Cecil Leland “Sonny” Hart Jr., 74, passed away April 11, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family after a five-year courageous and stubborn battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 14, 1944, he was the son of the late Cecil L. Sr. and Elsie Townsend Hart.

Besides his parents and his wife, he is predeceased by his sister, Virginia “Jean Ann” Allen; and his brother, William “Bill” Hart.

Sonny started his career as a meter reader for Niagara Mohawk/National Grid in 1965. He later became a lineman and retired not once but twice! Sonny enjoyed restoring old cars, playing golf and living life to the fullest. He was always on the go. Helping others was his true nature. He would give the shirt off his back if it was warranted.

In 1987, he married his soul mate, Gail Breault, and together they shared 30 years until her sudden death on Oct. 9, 2017.

Sonny is survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Stewart; his children, Steven and Wendy Hart, Jeffery and Alice Hart, Statia Hart, Jeremy and Abby Hart and Tara Hart; and his stepchildren, Tammy and Sam Greene, Clinton “Joey” Breault and Gordon and Katee Breault. He is also survived by his sister, Deb (Bill) Burnham; as well as 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

The family would like to thank all of the Glens Falls Hospital CR Wood Cancer Center staff, Dr. Gillani, Elizabeth Reinhardt, PA, Dr. Choudry, Dr. Evans and Bill Fielding, PA, for your care and kindness through his journey; Kerrie’s Diner’s staff for keeping him fed and being his “other” family; Cronin’s Golf friends; and the High Peaks Hospice staff, Patty, Jennifer, Jen and Phyllis for helping him and the family through this journey. He touched so many people throughout his life, if we didn’t mention you, know he loved and appreciated you all.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 17, at Baker Funeral Home, 11 LaFayette St., Queensbury.

A funeral will be held immediately following with the Rev. Bill Church officiating.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804; The Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309; or a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences can be sent to www.bakerfuneralhome.com or directly to the Baker Funeral Home.

A beautiful, loving, giving man, always with a smile, hug and, if you were really special, a piece of candy! A father’s love is a “Love Without End, Amen.” Love you daddy!

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