Obituary : Albion G. Hart
Albion G. Hart of Oak Bluffs died peacefully, at home, on December 3. He was 101 years old.
Albion was born on April 9, 1908, in Hingham, the son of William A. and Annie Minikin Hart. He was predeceased by his wife, Cora Ripley, and his son, Albion (Pete) Hart Jr. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Virginia Hart; three grandchildren, Peter, Jonathan, and Joanne; several great-grandchildren, and niece Suzanne Warren and nephews Chappell Cory of Oak Bluffs and Stephen Cory of Centerville.
He attended the schools in Fall River, Williston Academy, and was graduated by Wesleyan University in 1932. He received a Master of Arts degree in school administration, from New York University in 1978.
His professional experiences included teaching in Metuchen and East Orange, N.J., and Whitingville at Lexington. He became assistant principal and director of guidance at Atlantic City High School; and high school principal and superintendent of schools in Atlantic City, N.J.
He retired in 1976. He and Cora moved to Florida, coming to the Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs for the summer. In 1992, they moved to Oak Bluffs as year-round residents.
For 12 years, Albion was the manager of the Information Booth at the foot of Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. He was a member of the congregation of the Trinity United Methodist Church and served as lay leader, trustee, and administrative board member. For many years he was a member of the Board of Directors of the M.V. Campmeeting Association and served as its treasurer.
Burial will be in Oak Bluffs Cemetery. Services, which are private, will be under the care of the Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albion Hart Tabernacle Program Fund, c/o M.V. Camp Meeting Association..
He will be missed by family, friends, and many, many members of the community, and those who had the pleasure of talking to him on his Campground porch.