Delbert Paul Hart, 77, passed away August 17, 2019

Delbert Paul Hart, 77, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away in his residence on Saturday – August 17, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.

Delbert was born on Sept. 19, 1941 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Philip and Royce (Ringo) Hart. He was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Delbert owned and operated Plaza Citgo from about 1984-2004; he also was a union steward for the custodians and maintenance workers at the St. Joseph Public Schools from app. 1978-2001.

Delbert is survived by his children – Michael (Susan) Hart of Coloma, Gregory Hart of Benton Harbor, Kenneth (Tammy) Myatt of Hagar Shore, Katherine Myatt of Buchanan and Mary (Arthur) Schadler of Stevensville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother – Alfred (EJ) Hart; and sister – Phyllis Ward. Preceding Delbert in death is his wife – Elaine (Hanson) Hart, son – Carl Myatt, and sister – Jackie Selvedge.

A Celebration of Life service will take place on Weds., Aug. 21, 2:00pm, at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Sodus, MI. Visitation precedes the service from 1:00-2:00pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berrien County Cancer Service. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at 

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