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A replica of Hart's famous ring robe was fashioned as a drape for the headstone.


Hart's sons Gary (left) and Warren (right) unveiled the headstone.


The headstone for Garnet Hart and his mother Iretta.


A photo of mother and son is on the headstone.


Reverend Roosevelt Harrison (left) and Reverend Joe Williams (right) gave the invocation.


Douglas Hart, Garnet's brother, spoke to those assembled.

    Amateur foe and friend, Sidney "Sweat Pea" Adams talked about Hart.  
    Cousin Hattie Lee Ellerbe  
    Niece Renee Hart-Odrick  
    Family friend Charles Williams told stories of the early days of Hart's career.  
    Veteran Boxers Association president Charles Sgrillo addressed the crowd.  
    Brother Doug, look-alike son Warren and son Gary prior to the ceremony.  
    Ring legends Vic Diamond, Sidney Adams and Henry "Toothpick" Brown at the event.  
    Hart's ashes were interred in his mother's plot at Merion Memorial Park and a headstone for both was placed.   
    Members of the Hart family pose for photos at the gravesite.  
    Another shot of the family photo. Son Warren (in white hat) looks so much like his father.  
    VBA representatives pose with Philly legends Toothpick Brown & Sweet Pea Adams.  From left, Fred Druding, Brown, Vic Diamond, Adams, Charles Sgrillo.  
    Merion Memorial Park is the final resting place not only for Sugar Hart but Gypsy Joe Harris as well. The cemetery is located at 59 W. Rock Hill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.  
    Prior to the placement of the headstone, the grave was this unmarked plot.  

We thank all those who helped make this memorial possible by donating to the
Philly Boxing History Gravestone fund in 2007:

Anonymous Donor, Kevin Burke, Nigel Collins, Michael "Airplane" Connor, Paul DellaVecchia, Parry Desmond, Jennifer & John DiSanto, Guy Gargan, Ken Hissner, Merion Memorial Park, Raymond Paquette, Chad Andrew Rice, Jeanne & Louis Sgro, Marty Stein, Joe Testa, Michael Thompson, & Alexander Zimba


Additional photography provided by Myron Miller & Jennifer DiSanto.