Harold A. Hartman, Sr., 94 years of age, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Hartman was born on September 22, 1918 in Aurora, Ohio, the son of the late Maartin and Katharine (Marm) Hartman.
A lifetime Aurora resident, Mr. Hartman graduated from Aurora High School, and was a longtime dedicated member of the Aurora United Methodist Church. A skilled machinist, he had been employed at David Hunter Manufacturing in Solon from where he retired. During World War II, Mr. Hartman was proud to serve his country in the United States Navy. He held memberships in the Aurora V.F.W. , and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, F.& A.M., as well as a 32 Degree member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland, Ohio. The legacy of Harold A. Hartman, Sr. will include his generosity to all Aurora residents which is seen in the Sugar House that he had built for the City of Aurora and donated for present and future generations. This active Sugar House has been constructed from the large Ash trees on his property that have been cut and made into the planks for the siding of the Sugar House. For those who have been privileged to know Mr. Hartman, his knowledge and the ability to share same, and his care for the community he lived in, will always be a significant contribution to all.
Mr. Hartman also leaves to his family a devotion for them and that of his loving wife Anne Marie Hartman who he married on June 15, 1940, and whose passing took place on December 27, 2011. Also with much sadness was the passing of his son Harold A. " Butch "Hartman, Jr. on March 31, 2012, and that of 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
Mr. Hartman is survived by his cherished grandchildren Harold "Chip" (Suzanne) Hartman, III of Pinkney, Michigan, Julie Hartman-Tues and Kristen ( Jim ) Hartman-Sopa both of Wisconsin, his great-grandchildren Alex, Michael, Torri and Elle, and his niece Patricia ( Dan ) Bernardinalli of Mantua.
Funeral services to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Hartman will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua at 12:00 Noon, where visitation will take place on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time. Officiating will be Rev. Laurie Metzko, Associate Minister of Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon. Mr. Hartman will then be laid to rest beside his loving wife Anne at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township, Ohio. Full military rites will be presented by the United States Navy Honor Guard Team, assisted by members of American Legion Post No. 193 of Mantua. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Aurora High School Alumni Association.
The grandchildren of Mr. Hartman would like to extend a very special thank you to Kathleen Kolar for the years of her devoted support to both Mr. Hartman and their late grandmother Anne Marie Hartman , to Faith Szygenda for the tender and professional nursing care of both their grandparents, and to the caregivers from Home-Instead for additional support provided to the Hartman family. His obituary may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 1-25, 26-13)SClB