2014-10-28 01.29.48
Robert S Hart
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 20, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 24, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Keystone Heights, Florida, United States

Robert S Hart, son of Mae and Sidney Hart, brother of Richard Hart (all deceased) was born in the Bronx, NY, April 20, 1945. Bobby died suddenly on October 24. He lived with a passion for perfection in all he did. In the 1960’s, he was a designer and protégé of renowned jeweler Arthur King, creating one-of-kind jewelry in Arthur’s Madison Avenue studio in Manhattan. He lived life to the fullest; whether attending Woodstock (flying in with Michael Lang), motorcycling coast to coast, donning his wizard garb, antique & vintage art collecting, or traveling. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, and father. Moving to Florida in the 70’s, he and wife Rose made their home in a lush tropical setting in South Miami where they hosted family and friends from around the world. Together they thrived in a variety of creative business endeavors. A cousin of the famed lyricist Lorenz Hart, their daughter Lauren was named in his honor. His passion for culinary arts led him to become the proprietor of a popular Italian family restaurant in South Dade. The last several years of his life he resided in Gainesville, FL. Bobby is survived by daughter, Lauren, former wife Rose, nieces Jane and Lulu, nephews John and Leo. He will forever be remembered for his loving heart and unique character. A private memorial will be held.

     -Jane Hart and family

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rose Hart on 18th September 2016

"I have had you in my dreams recently so I paid you a visit on this wonderful site today.  It makes me feel as close to you as possible.  We miss you.  Next month will be two years.  I hope you are up there fishing with Daddy on the Captain Louie.  R."

This tribute was added by michael kraft on 24th October 2015

"Hi there Bob,,, You know Rose had to remind me as always of those important things..You know how much Lauren and R.are missisg and forever loving you.. Well I am too..I just spent the last 1/2 hr. thinking of you..There were many wonderful times..Rest in peace dear friend..From China with Love, Always, your Friend,Michael"

This tribute was added by Lourdes Metcalfe on 24th October 2015

"Rose and Lauren, my sincere condolences.   I can't believe a year has passed, his memory will always leave an imprint in your soul.  He was truly a man who was extremely knowledge and helped many prople.  I'm s o sorry for your your continued loss."

This tribute was added by Lauren Hart on 19th April 2015

"April 20th, 2015  As I watched you gray and grow older I was looking forward to wishing you a happy 70th birthday and maybe even teasing you a little by calling you "Old Man".  It would have been out of love and a sense that I had a right since we grew old together.  Never did it occur to me that I would wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY while lighting a yahrzeit candle.  I have lit candles for our loved ones who have passed since I was young, but this was something for which I never prepared.  
It has been six months, half a year, since you have left us. You are missed by Lauren and me every day.  Happy Birthday, My Funny Valentine.  Love, Rose"

This tribute was added by Rose Hart on 13th November 2014

"Bobby and I were best friends for over 50 years...I was the Best Man at his and Rose's wedding and we shared all the major experiences and life lessons together...My heart is broken and I think about our days together ...the memories and love we shared will always remain in my heart...there are no words to fully express how I feel...when I think about him it puts a smile on my face...not a day goes by that my thoughts are not of him....
Richard Kluft....."

This tribute was added by Rose Hart on 10th November 2014

"Remembering  Bobby  My dearly departed Friend:::::Those of us who are living, found our friend to be gone forever..Those of us who are crying in grief, weep for he will never return...Those of us who are enraged, felt that we are being cheated by the cruelty of his untimely death..But those of us who believed that our friend has found eternal rest; we have felt joy in our silence..And those of us whose  faith has gone beyond the seas , we all know that our friend has never left..And if our dearest friend will have to speak before us, he will surely say these words..As you gaze at the blue skies or wait for a falling star, As you stare at the tall trees, watch the colorful flowers or play with the playful waves on the beach and feel the sun, You will remember me........Of those times we laughed, we played, we cried. we worried, we struggled, we fought and of all the times we so loved those who are dear to us  You will find me.. And yes if you will not forget to think about me and give me a special place in your hearts, I will never be gone !! Friends Forever and ever.      

Michael Kraft - China"

This tribute was added by michael fahmie on 10th November 2014

"Bob you were such an interesting, wacky, personable, mentor, one of a kind friend for so many years.  I regret we lost touch the past few years. With Rose and beautiful daughter Lauren your family was a memorable part of my life and family for so long. The memories are fond. My heart is sad. Bob thanks for the good times."

This tribute was added by richard oswald on 5th November 2014

""Bob, dear and close friend. For years I felt like part of the family along with Rose and Lauren. From spending lots of time in the Keys to the Woodstock reunion in New York; and many places inbetween. Bob had such an uncanny ability to be so knowledgeable on so much, and always willing to help! I know of no one who had such an impact on so many. So many good times and memories. Love you Bob,
You'll be sorely missed." Richard and Marilyn Oswald."

This tribute was added by Joyce Menhennett on 5th November 2014

"We met Bob through Uncle Franks Pizza & Cutler Bay Jewelers.  Always a gentleman & smiling & beyond a doubt he made the best garlic rolls in Florida & perhaps even beyond.  You'll be missed.  David & Joyce Menhennett"

This tribute was added by Lourdes Metcalfe on 4th November 2014

"It was a pleasure and an honor to have met Bob.  The little time that I was able to know him, he made a spark in everyone lives, as well he shared a wealth of information of his experiences.  Thank you Rose for letting me meet him.  He was truly a very kind and brilliant man who made a difference in many people's lives.  He will be truly missed.  Thank you Bob!"

This tribute was added by Laura Delgado on 4th November 2014

"Thank you Bob, for all of the wonderful times, your absolute generosity and all of the laughter you brought into all of our lives! We will never forget you and you will always be missed, as you touched so many of our lives. With love, David Menhennett and Laura Delgado at Cutler Bay Jewelers. XOXO"

Leave a Tribute:
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

This memorial is administered by:

Lauren Hart
Rose Hart


Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!