- 46 years old
- Date of birth: May 10, 1967
- Date of passing: Jan 19, 2014
David T. Hart, M.D., MBA, FACC, passed away under the loving care of his family on Sunday, January 19, 2014. He is survived by his loving and devoted family: his wife Karen Hart; their children David Karibi, Alexander Sonari and Damiete Yelena; and many other loving family members, friends and colleagues. He is resting in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This memorial website has been created to share memories of our beloved, David Tamunotonye Hart, MD. Husband, dad, brother, physician, friend, and much, much more. We will cherish his brilliance, wit, compassion, and amazing way with words and people. We remember that winning and wicked smile. We miss him dearly!
You are welcome to share your stories, thoughts and memories of him.
Celebration of Life Details:
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 4 PM (doors open at 3 PM)
Reception immediately following the service.
4099 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43224
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Christian Assembly - Columbus in David's memory.
You can mail checks to:
4099 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229
If you have any questions you can send an email to:
"Although I have never met them, I feel like I know David's family just from conversations with the Akinola's. I apologize for the rather long narrative.
I am writing this with the hope that David's kids will know what an amazing guy he was.
We went to the same Medical School but I was a few years his junior, so I barely knew him.
We were on the same flight back to the US from Nigeria in January 2011 and ended up sitting right next to each other.
After introductions, we realized we had UCH in common and I remembered his name.
He was an Electrophysiologist in the process of getting an MBA. He explained how he felt he needed to keep learning and growing.
I remember feeling both inspired and unaccomplished at the same time. I said to him that I was "just" an Internist.
I will never forget his response - "there is no such thing as just an internist". I was valuable and made a difference and I was never to refer to myself as such again.
I had visited my 80 year old Mom who was getting frail and I tearfully mentioned that I wondered how many more times I would get to see her.
He was returning from a cousin's funeral(about the same age as him). He had also lost his Mother a few years earlier.
He told me never to take my Mother(and other loved ones) for granted and to cherish every opportunity I get to spend time with her.
In just a few short hours(we both had different connecting flights in Amsterdam), he made such a huge impression on how I viewed myself and how I manage my relationships even today. He also inspired a brand new desire in me for life long learning.
May His soul continue to RIP and may God continue to comfort and provide for his family.
"David, continue resting in the Lord .
Thank the Lord also for Karen and the kids and His continued grace and favor showered on them."
"Davido, It's still crazy out here.. lol! Not a whole lot changed but a few grey strands, well some more than others...I know your resting well. Still finding it hard to play some of those jams I picked up but I think it's about that time. Miss you bro!"
"Still hard to believe"
"Hi Dave my man.
Its been 3 years and you are still in all our hearts
I hope you are enjoying your time in Heaven..
You are dearly missed."
"Happy Birthday David. You are always remembered."
"Davido! How far my bro? It's been 2yrs but seems like yesterday. I'm constantly reminded of how much you enjoyed and lived life with such a positive outlook. This makes me realize the importance of relationships and being truly present and appreciatetive, golden nuggets you left us with. Still hear you hails when that a wicked tune is playing, "too much sound in the world " and we're not hear it all but we enjoy them and I know your rocking to some higher vibes right now. We're gonna keep on keeping on ! One love!"
"Happy Birthday my dear man...
May your soul continue to rest in peace."
"HBD the good DR D.Hart.....continue to soar with the angels..."
"David , Rest in peace. Your memory is blessed. Your offsprings are blessed. Rest in peace ."
"David My Friend,
It is hard to believe that it has been two years without you here with us. I continue to feel the loss of your friendship and your smile. Reading all of the entries of the people you touched I am reminded that, "It is more important to live a full life than to have a full life". I am continued blessed to have had you touch my life. love and miss you my Brother
yet another year gone by, and still missing your exuberant friendship and that wickedly infectious laugh of yours! Your contact photo on my cell phone is a constant reminder of the wonderful life you shared with us all. I have no doubt that whenever the time comes for the rest of us here to join you, you will be there, in "full force", to welcome and orientate us with your usual enthusiasm.
Fila, rest well with our creator, Love you bro!.
Karen, Sonari, Karibi and Dami, thank you for sharing this wonderful and remarkable man with the rest of us."
"Gone but not forgotten. You're always in our thoughts."
"Enjoy your rest in paradise bro."
"I had the pleasure of seeing your lovely children recently and there before my eyes were two young Davids! God is doing an amazing work grooming and growing your precious ones. You'd be proud. Enjoy your eternal rest!"
"David, still and will be in our thoughts always. We thank GOD for his Watch, Mercies, Blessings, Comfort and Grace over Karen and the kids.
Rest in peace Fila"
"Continue to Rest In Peace Doc. You are greatly missed."
"May you continue to rest on with God . .. My prayers Goes to the family."
"Another year without you my brother! I miss you dearly! I tell others of the words of wisdom and encouragement that you gave me continuously. You had a genuine concern and a heart to love everyone. I am still baffled by this every time I think of you! I think so often of how you'd scold me and tell me about the planning of my future and don't be frivolous, you'd be happy to know that I am passing the same wisdom down to others now. I love and miss you brother! The kids and Karen are always in my prayers.Until another time Ashay!"
"Forever you will be missed two years gone but not forgotten. "Rest In Peace""
"Much love and hugs in Heaven David. I think of you often and remember your crazy, caring personality. All the times in the lab with your wonderful music. You are missed my friend."
"Dr Hart Is irreplaceable both as a person and a doctor
I am grateful to have known him
I always felt better both physically and mentally after my appointments with Dr.Hart"
"Fila Baba! Can't believe it's already been 2 years man! You finished well my brother. You finished strong. Continue to rest in Him - till we all meet again.
You're greatly missed!"
"Not a day goes by that Dr Hart isn't missed.Truly one of a kind."
"Dr, Your legacies live on. You fought the good fight and won the crown. We are confident you are in a much better place. You are surely missed by those you left behind. Someday, we are all going to reunite again in His glory."
"Dave my brother,
I was just asking for you. Seating with a couple of friends at Europace.
And I learned you are no longer with us. I understand now why there was no response to my text messages.
I will miss your laugh and smile.
May The Good Lord continue to watch over your family.
Rest in peace."
"Fila, it was your birthday a few weeks ago. My diary reminded like it does every year. I can't bring myself to delete it. I know you had a great time where you are. You are not forgotten.
Karen, God Bless you and the kids and continue to comfort you."
"I just found out today that Dr Hart has passed. I was beyond shocked! He was an awesome man and an awesome Dr. He always had a smile. He treated both my mother and I. He will truly be missed :'(
I send my sincere condolences to his family."
"It's been over one year that you passed on to glory. The memory of your wittiness, quick thinking mind, broad smile, and bear hugs has stuck in my brain and that's how I'll always remember you.
My prayer for Karen, Karibi, Sonari, and Damiete is for the almighty God to continue to lavish His protection and blessing upon every area of your lives. Amen! XOXOXO"
"My brother I think of you so often and just know you are truly missed. I am moved to tears by all the tributes and truly see how many lives you touched with your amazing energy and smile. I am taking heed to your words of wisdom and encouragement and am becoming a better man and child of God with your words always coming to mind. My prayers are going up for your wife and children my brother. I love you dearly! I ask that you watch over us in our daily journeys.... My tears can't express my sorrow and pain when I think back of the fond memories David. Until we meet again brother Love and peace too you!"
"1yr has gone by so quickly David, Toks and I thank God for continuing to comfort Karen and the kids. Miss you man.
Karen, your strength and faith is an inspiration to us, stay strong.
T'was Lovely to see you and kids"
"We join in commemoration of the wonderful, though all too brief, life of David Hart
God has a plan and purpose to everything, even in situations too difficult to understand
Clearly, David's life and legacy are inspirational to those who were blessed to call him their physician, friend, colleague and mentor, or any combination thereof
And most especially, to his wife Karen, their children Karibi, Sonari & Damiete, and all his relatives, David/Dad will be with them in the loving imprint he left in their hearts
David represents so much good in the lives of others, and this wonder and grace are timeless
Let's continue to honor his life as we share our love for those around us, in our daily interactions, much like David did
Rest in perfect peace, David
God loves you best
Albert & Olive Todd & Family"
"I miss you Dr. Hart! Love and prayers to your family!"
"Rest on in Paradise, Dr. David Hart!"
Keep smiling down on all of us, we miss you. Continue to rest in peace."
"Every time I review a patient's chart and see that you placed their pacemaker I bring up your name to the patient and they smile and I smile. You brought so much light to the lives of others while you were here and please know you live on through your patients. You will always be missed."
"Life indeed is like a mist , or vapor . Continue your rest in peace . We shall meet again . Your remembrance is blessed."
"I'm very sorry for your sad loss, and although I don't know you, and I didn't know David, I hope that you will accept my expression of deepest sympathy to you in your loss of your beloved David. This past Sept, my precious and beloved Mom died, and I would like to share with you what continues to bring me comfort that I hope will give you a measure of comfort too. I think about that my beloved Mom isn't suffering and that means a lot! And I have the hope to see and be with her again through the resurrection to welcome her back to life and be able to give her a hug again. I realize that our grief isn't the same, and I hope that you will not be offended by my writing to you at this time. (Acts 24:15; Eccl. 9:11b; James 1:13; Isa. 33:24; Rev. 21:4, 5; Psalm 37:10, 11, 29) Take care, Sincerely, Cindy Boyer"
"David is missed so much every day by all of us in the Adena Cath lab. Can't wait to laugh with him again one day. Prayers and love to his family."
You remain inspirational. We miss you sorely!"
"A year today and still hard to believe. David T. Hart, MD. Chief amongst men."
"I was a patient of Dr. Hart's. He was the most wonderful person both as a friend and as a doctor. After my visits with him, I always felt uplifted and hopeful. When I think of him, those are the feelings that still come to mind. May his incredible legacy continue to live on in the hearts of his loved ones. May he continue to inspire us to do good things."
"True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. I will never forget you my friend!"
"I can't believe it's already one year that you left us Fila but I trust that you're hugging and infecting every one up there with your big smile.Your passing made me realize that we are all only promised TODAY, no guarantees for tomorrow!
I miss you bro, but I bet Karen and the kids miss you much more. Till we meet to never to part again, rest well with our Lord and creator.
Akin Odutola, Springfield, MA.
Odutee & gang...:)"
"Fila baba...miss you man!"
"One year.... Wow. Gone but not forgotten. I still have your obituary hanging. I see that smile everyday! Peace and love to you, Karen and the kids."
"Thinking of you today and often David. Your smile and laugh are so very missed. Please give John a hug for me! Also thinking of your family today."
"Worked with Dr. Hart in Chillicothe as a device Tech, taught me so much about life how short it is, left a huge impact on my life. Been one year, he missed so much. He said to be strong he going to a much better place. He was more worried about us here on earth! didn't know it then he was right as always!! God Bless Karen and the Kids he loved guys so much, I know you all know that just never lose sight of that. David was such a brilliant man, caring, loving to everyone he met. God has a wonderful Angel. I listen to Dancing in the sky on the way to work, gives me strength, & hope through David. God Bless!"
"I did not know David except by sight. He attended Christian Assembly Church the last year or so of his life. I know Karen somewhat and have spoken with her over the years. Her love for her husband was only surpassed by her love for Jesus, and it has been The Lord who has sustained her always. Karen is a living testimony of the power of love that God has for us if we are open to Him."
"David, we miss you and wish you were still here with us. It is so sad that you left this earth so soon.We never knew that this will be. But God called you home and that was that. We had no say in the matter. May you continue to rest in peace and may God bless your soul. Amen"
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