August V. Hardt

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August V. Hardt, 67, died May 5, 2008. A native Arizonan, he was born and grew up in Globe and lived all of his life in Arizona, moving throughout the state to work as an engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation.

From 1970-71, he was the Payson area engineer, and he spent recreational time in the area up to his death, camping and fishing.

He loved his work, he loved his family and he loved his state. He also liked to travel and had visited 42 states and nine countries with his wife, Mary Baack Hardt.

In addition to his wife, of Avondale, he is survived by his daughter, Monica (Vince) Delisa of Tucson; his son, Eric (Gina) Hardt of Peoria; grandchildren, Marlina, Gina and Sofia Delisa and Amanda Clark, Riley, Carson and Avery Hardt; sisters, Kathy Elowitz of Globe, Jo (Vince) Foti of Phoenix and Athia Hardt of Phoenix; seven nieces and nephews; four great nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Alice Baack of Texas; his brother-in-law, Richard of Texas, and his sister-in-law, Patty Baack of Claypool.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Senator A.V. "Bill" and Athia Hardt.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, May 9 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Virginia G. Piper Auditorium located at 550 E. Van Buren St. in Phoenix.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be given to the August Hardt Endowed Scholarship to support students from Globe High School attending the University of Arizona to study engineering or math.

Donations may be sent to David Allen, The University of Arizona Foundation, P.O. Box 210109, Tucson, AZ 85721-0109. Make checks payable to UAF/August Hardt Endowment.

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