In Memory of




Obituary for Brian Leo Hart

Brian Leo Hart, on Thursday February 16th 2023, peacefully died at home at age 83.

Brian spent his career as a railroad worker. He was a freight engineer for Pennsylvania Railroad, later known as AMTRAK, for many years before retiring in 2003. Brian was the owner of K&B Racing Enterprise. He loved working at his speedshop where he built racecars, worked on performance cars and repaired just about anything.

In his free time, Brian Lee was a music broadcaster for many different radio stations. He first got his start in high school as a "Sock Hop" Dee-Jay and worked his way to his own shows.

His original station was 1380 WAMS before he became more well known for his work at WVUD, where he got to host a Christmas Eve show for many years and was able to interview celebrities like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash and many others.

Brian belonged to the Masonic Lodge where he was a Worshipful Master of Jackson Masonic Lodge #19 in Delaware City. He also was an active member of Newark Elks.

Brian was an avid rare coins collector. It was one of his greatest passions in life. He also amassed a huge record setting record collection. He would take his 1951 Ford F-1 pickup in metallic blue to many car shows since summer of 2001, winning numerous trophies and awards.

Brian was a lifelong fan of the Phillies and Eagles.

Brian is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Karen M. Hart; and his daughter Cheryl Hart Kimble who passed in 2021.

Survivors include his daughter, Denise Carpenter; son-in-law, Buddy Kimble; and grandsons, Stephen Brian Carpenter and Nicholas M. Kimble and beloved pets, Angel and Castiel.

There will be a celebration of life to be announced by the family in the coming days.