John Hardy Dies at 82

Newark Evening News

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New Providence Resident Survived the Sinking of Liner Titanic
John Hardy of 71 Gales drive, New Providence, who was chief steward of the second class accommodations aboard the White Star liner Titanic when it sank in 1912, died yesterday at the home of his son, Ronald M. Hardy of 48 Boyden parkway, Maplewood. He was 82.

The Titanic, on its maiden voyage to the United States, went down with a loss of 1,517 lives off the coast of Newfoundland after it had struck an iceberg. There were 700 persons saved.

Born in London, England, Mr. Hardy lived 25 years in Maplewood before moving to New Providence two years ago. He had been chief steward aboard ships of the White Star and Cunard lines 15 years and had been 20 years with the United States Lines when he retired in 1940.

He was a member of the Tecumseh Lodge of Masons of New York and of the Summit Old Guard.

His wife, Mrs. Etta Lamb Hardy, died in 1941. Surviving are another son, Peter J. Hardy, with whom he lived; two daughters, Mrs. Cyril Lister of Southampton, England, and Mrs. James A. Crockett, of Rochester, N. Y.; a brother, William Hardy of London and six grandchildren.

Rev. George Watts, pastor of Hilton Methodist Church, Maplewood, will conduct services Saturday at 1 P. M. at the W. N. Knapp & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Prospect street, South Orange. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 7 to 10 P. M. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.

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  1. pamela susan collins said:

    I am the grandaughter of John Hardy, and I am putting together ancestors info. for my children. I have some info. on my Grandmother, Etta Lamb Hardy, but I would like to have more info. on where and how she died. I know she died of burns from a house fire , not sure where and how it all happened. Can you give me any ideas where to look.

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