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David S. Hart

November 6, 1935 - May 8, 2022

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David S. Hart

David S. Hart, a well-loved and friend to many, passed away on May 8, 2022. Dave made everyone he met feel comfortable and accepted. He was born on November 6, 1935 in Hartford, Connecticut to Lester S. Hart and Jean Croswell. After graduating High School, he served in the U.S. army from February 7, 1960 to November 4, 1960. He then traveled the country following his heart. He settled down in New Jersey, commuting into Manhattan to work for the Bank of New York. His successful career and that of his life partner Anthony Radosti, aka “Tony” provided them the flexibility to have a beloved country getaway in Cairo, New York. This getaway turned into their permanent residence upon retirement, which they shared with their lifelong friend Hank Baker. The three of them enjoyed their life in Cairo because of the accepting nature of the community and the long-term friendships they made.

Dave thrived as the proprietor of Croswell Emporium, located on Main Street, which sold a variety of gift items. He was also a very proud member of the Rotary Club of Cairo, whose members were always supportive of his efforts to help make Cairo a better place for all residents. Dave also volunteered for many years at the Green County Office for the Aging serving as a volunteer home delivered meal driver. His dedication and service to others earned him the distinction of being recognized as the Green County Volunteer of the Year and traveled to Albany to be recognized for his good works by the Governor.

After the passing of his lifelong partner Tony, Dave found new friends along the way – Bryan, Hud, Chuck, Chip (just to name a few) that shared his interests, which included dinners, social gatherings and his favorite activity – attending various plays, orchestras and theatre. Please join his circle of friends at “A Celeberation of a Life Well Lived” that will be held June 11th – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gallagher’s Banquet Hall – 513 Main Street Cairo.

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Dave and Tony (Nino to our family and close friends) were so instrumental in my life and it’s eventual path and destiny. They lived life with zest and always showed love and kindness to everyone in their lives. They were everyone’s favorite uncles for 3 generations of the Radosti and extended family. Dave’s voice and presence will be terribly missed. Say hi to Tony for me Dave. The life example you two set has helped me become a better man. You will be missed terribly.


I will deeply miss Dave....for his wit, enthusiasm, sharing of interests, and love of people and life in general.

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