2006-02-15 / Obituaries

Fred C. Hartman

Fred C. Hartman died on January 29, 2006 at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. He was 88. Born on March 25, 1917 in Columbiana, OH he was the son of Fred and Frances (Jackson) Hartman of Columbiana and later Wadsworth OH.

Hartman grew up in Wadsworth, OH where he graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1935. After WW II, he returned to Wadsworth with his first wife, Helen (Caldwell) Hartman (1925 1981) and raised a family of four daughters and one son. Hartman was a retired photographer who ran his own studio in Wadsworth, OH for many years. He was also employed at the Packaging Corporation of America in Rittman, OH for over 35 years, where he retired in 1979. He was a member of the Professional Photographers of America and won numerous awards throughout his career.

Hartman moved to Garrison, NY in 1981, when he married his high school classmate Abby (H. Anderson) Hartman (19172000). He quickly embraced Abby’s family and friends in Garrison and supported Abby in her political activities. He continued his interest in photography and enjoyed the cultural and natural environment of the region. He was an avid gardener and an enthusiastic member of the Garrison community. He attended St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands.

In 2001, he settled in Strawberry Ridge, a community within Valrico, FL. He became active in the Strawberry Ridge Veterans Association and the Strawberry Ridge Travel Club. He was visited by friends and family members from Wadsworth, Garrison, Denver and Reno. He traveled whenever he could, whether it was to see new places or visit family, friends and familiar places.

Fred C. Hartman is survived by his five children Ann (Hartman) Zielinski, JeanMarie Hartman, Susan (Hartman) Puckett, Ross Hartman, Cindy (Hartman) Karam; his two stepdaughters Tamma (Cain) Klassen, Susan (Cain) Gould; eight grandchildren and three great grandsons.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at Saint Philip’s Church in the Highlands, 1101 Route 9D, Garrison, on Friday, February 17 at 11 am. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands, the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

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