Vending Veteran Paul Hart Dies, 86

Posted On: 9/13/2019

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Paul Hart

DARIEN, IL -- Paul Hart, a career-long food and vending veteran, died on Sept. 8.  He was 86. 

Hart began his career with Vend-O-Matic and later worked for 36 years for Aramark. He began as a route driver and was soon was promoted to operations manager and later moved up the ranks to buyer. He retired from Aramark in 1996.

Hart missed the industry and the many friends he had made along the way and accepted a position with Saverino & Assoc. Inc. (Carol Stream, IL) that same year.  He spent the next 21 years as a sales associate covering Illinois and Indiana territories. In January 2018, he officially retired to spend more time with his family.

“Paul was a great sports fan and especially loved the White Sox.  He was always ready to discuss their last game along with many other Chicago sports teams,” Saverino & Assoc. said in a statement honoring his memory. “He enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife Dee.  They never missed a convention, fundraising event or a party. Paul was a wonderful, caring friend and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.”

Hart is survived by his wife Diana “Dee” Hart, nee Novak; children Diana (Craig) Barringer, Michael (Noreen) Hart, and Amy Hart; grandchildren Abigail, Timothy (Courtney), Matthew, Maura, Michael, Mairead, Olivia and Ryan; and great-grandchildren Carter and Darley.

Services were held earlier today. In lieu of flowers, donations to Leukemia Research Foundation 191 Waukegan Road, Ste 105, Northfield, IL 60093 are appreciated.