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FALMOUTH -- Loring Edward Hart passed away at age 88 in Falmouth after a full and eventful life.
Loring was born in Bath in 1924 to Joseph Edward and Elizabeth Hayes Hart. Loring had a brother, Frederick, who was a life-long Bath resident.
Loring is survived by his wife, Marilyn Cummings Hart, also of Bath; two children, Ellen Louise Hart and Matthew Cummings Hart; and three grandchildren, Frederick, Zola and Spenser.
Affectionately known as the King of North Road, he spent 27 years with Marilyn in North Yarmouth, living a grand Maine life.
Earlier in his life Loring served in WWII with the 4th Armored Division in Patton's army. Upon his return in 1946 he graduated from Bowdoin College Phi Beta Kappa, earned a master's degree in English at the University of Miami, and received a Ph.D. in American Literature from Harvard University in 1961.
Moving to Vermont, he spent 25 years at Norwich University, eventually serving as president for 10 years. He next worked for the Bowdoin College Development Office and then served as president of St. Joseph's College in Standish for eight years.
As an educator and college administrator, Loring mentored thousands of New England students. He was also a committed collector of books, primitive antiques and collectibles.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m., at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. To Share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.
Donations in Loring's memory
may be made to:
The Phippsburg Land Trust
1042 Main Rd.
Phippsburg, Maine 04562
Loring Edward Hart
David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home
638 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 4, 2012