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December 15, 2014
Dear Hartensteins,
I am so deeply saddened when I learned about JJ's passing. I met him my first year at PSU and we quickly became very good friends. He had the biggest heart and was always there when I needed him, guiding me through some of the toughest moments in my life at the time. I am really really sorry to hear about your loss. Sincerely, Mila Markovic
July 15, 2010
To the Hartensteins,
Football, fishing and a whole host of other memories flood my mind as the memory of Jim take me back to our time together at SHS. A great friend...and I'm sure a great son, husband and father as well. My prayers are with you as you endure this loss.
July 15, 2010
Mr and Mrs H - Jim was a blessing to the lives of all of those he touched. I will always cherish the memories of Jim from our childhood. A more true and loyal friend I could not have asked for. Be proud of the love you gave him, for he shared it with all of us.
July 13, 2010
Tami,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. May God help to ease the pain. I am so sorry for your loss.
July 12, 2010
Jim and Sharon and family,
I am so sorry you lost your son. My prayers are with you at this time.
Fondly,
Donna (Ford) Hertrich
July 08, 2010
It is such sad news to hear of Jim's death and yet to see such an outpouring of love and remembrance-what a life well lived. You are in my prayers and may God give you peace and comfort in your sorrow and grief.
July 07, 2010
Tami - I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I hope you and your daughter will remember the happy times and keep Jim's memory alive. That is what he would want you to do! Love you!
July 07, 2010
I was fortunate to know Jim a little better in high school through the friendship he and Carl shared. He was always very gracious and kind. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He was one of the good guys.
July 07, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 05, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 04, 2010
Jim's friendly manner and happy voice will be missed here at the obit desk. Working with him was always a pleasure. To his family and everyone at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., I send my deepest sympathy.
July 04, 2010
Thoghts and prayers to entire Hartenstein Famiy Jim was a wonderful person professionaly as well as personaly He was an excellent friend and baseball buddy
July 03, 2010
Dear Jim and Sharon,
We can not even begin to imagine the pain you are experiencing, but please know that Tom and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. Jimmy was a special young man who helped us through too many trying times.
With deepest sympathies,
July 02, 2010
Dear Hartenstein Families,
Please accept our sympathy and prayers at the loss of Jim. He was a blessing to all that he touched here on earth, and his time with us was all to brief. May our Lord's perpetual light shine upon him, and may Jim's soul and all the souls of the faithful Rest in Peace.
July 02, 2010
What a very sad time for so many. Jim's friendly manner and joyful smile touched so many lives during his short time on earth. Sharing in our memories, holding our hands during some of the lowest points in our lives, Jim III was there for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May your memories give you comfort and may God's love keep you strong and give you peace. He will be missed for a very long time.
July 02, 2010
To Mr. and Mrs. Hartenstein to Jimmy's Family and to all of his c/o works
Although it's hard see beyond the sorrow of today
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
may the Lord keep you all.
July 02, 2010
Jim was my buddy in the gifted program at Southern Middle School, anmd a good D&D player at the time. I always remember his kindness and how talented he was in dealing with people. I'm sorry for his family's loss.
July 02, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hartenstein family. Jimmy was a genuine great guy, and will be sadly missed.
July 01, 2010
To Tami and Grace, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
July 01, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Jimmy was a wonderful, thoughtful person and will be sadly missed by family and so many friends.
July 01, 2010
Sending condolences to all of the Hartenstein's on the loss of "Jim the Third", as he used to say when he called in to the obituary desk. I was sad to hear of his passing. Keeping you all in my prayers.
July 01, 2010
I was a classmate of JJ's in the Mortuary Program at Catonsville Community College. He was a great friend, and fun classmate. I always told him he was going to be an actor or model, due to his swavyness! My prayers are offered to his family, co-workers and friends. Sincerely Ed Sosnowski, Doherty Funeral Homes and Cremation Services of Wilmington, DE
July 01, 2010
Jennifer and family: I just heard of Jim's passing and am deeply saddened. Tho I only worked at the Funeral Home a little while,I liked and respected Jim a great deal. I hope the fond memories you have will be of some comfort in the passing of time.
July 01, 2010
I was in Mortuary School with JJ in Catonsville. He was always nice and fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
July 01, 2010
Dave and I are so saddened to learn of Jimmy's death. Having watched him grow up within our Church Family, we saw the compassionate, caring son, brother husband and father he had become. We pray for all of you and ask that God may hold you up in his arms and give you comfort and peace. God Bless
July 01, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family in dealing with this great loss. I do not think there are any words to describe the greatness of Jimmy and what he meant to the entire community. He will be greatly missed. The Miller family.
July 01, 2010
Jim will be deeply missed by everyone. He helped our family through the passing of my grandparents and other members. Always professional yet sensitive...even tying my sons' ties before the services. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

Angel (Heath) Shue, Corey & Joey Shue
July 01, 2010
Jim, Sharon & family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Jimmy has given you a life long of memories to cherish. God Bless. John & Joyce Sieling
July 01, 2010
Hartenstein Family
We couldn't and didn't want to believe it was Jimmy when you called us. He and Jason shared a love of hunting and shared many stories of hunting on the farm. The community has suffered a great loss and mourns with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please call. You are and always will be family.
July 01, 2010
Jimmy was a special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Don & Kay Blough
July 01, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been many years since I have seen Jim, but he remains apart of some of my nicest high school memories. He was without question one of the kindest and brightest to come out of SHS class of 1984.
July 01, 2010
Dear Hartenstein's:
My heart is filled with grief for you all. Having gone through grieving for one so young, translates into a void that lingers. We'll never understand the reasons, but I sincerely pray that you'll learn to cherish those special memories, using them to continue in his stead. My thoughts will remain with you, Jim and Sharon.
With Love and Understanding,
Suzanne
July 01, 2010
We are stunned, and truly saddened - JJ was a great man, a true brother, and wonderful friend. Our thoughts, and sympathy, go out to his family. Please know that he will be very missed.
July 01, 2010
family and friends - Jimmy was an awesome person who made a real difference in this world in his short time with us. My love to you all. Peggy
July 01, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 01, 2010
Hartenstein Family,
I am deeply sorry for your sudden loss. Jim was a compassionate, caring man. I will never forget his kindness during the loss of my parents, and the recent passing of my brother-in-law. Jim will truly be missed. Please know that my family, and the entire community grieves with you. God Bless.
July 01, 2010
Dear Hartenstein Family,

The Copp family extends our thoughts and prayers to your family. We are very fortunate to have known Jimmy as our friend.
July 01, 2010
Saturday night at the Delt House- JJ at the turntable... To his family- you are in your prayers.
July 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 30, 2010
Hartenstein Family,My thoughts and prayers our with the entire family on your sudden lose of Jim.May your memories fill your hearts with love and carry on in your life.Sophie J,Foster West Palm Beach,Fl
June 30, 2010
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
June 30, 2010
To the entire Hartenstein family,
Your family has been a comfort and blessing to my entire family for many years through the loss of our loved ones. May you now be comforted from eveyone that you have so freely given it to.
June 30, 2010
Tammy and Grace

Our thoughs and prayers are with you.Jim was a great guy. He always had a smile on his face. He was like a son to me.I will greatly miss him as much as you.

Mary Ann Gettle and Family
June 30, 2010
Jim,Sharn and Jennifer

Our thoughs and prayers are with you. Jimmy was like a son to me. He always called me Mom. He will be greatly missed by our family.Sorry for your loss.
Love, Bryan and Mary Ann and John Lebo
June 30, 2010
Jim, Sharon, Jennifer, Tami and Grace. We are very sorry to hear about Jim. You all are in our prayers and thoughts.
Steve and Mary Klesse
June 30, 2010
Jim, Sharon, Jen, Tami and Grace,

May you be comforted by the memories that you share. Wrap those memories around you and find strength within them.
June 30, 2010
Hartenstein Family,
Jim was our friend all threw school & out.He was like a brother to some of us.Your family has helped mine threw lots.We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers always.

Patty (Lebo) & Dave Tawney
Benson Tawney
June 30, 2010
Those to whom we sigh farewell are welcomed by others to a peaceful shore. My condolences and sentiments to family and friends-- may peace be with you all.
June 30, 2010
Tami,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your daughter Grace. I really enjoyed meeting your husband at my wedding. I know how much John loved JJ. My prayers are with you and your family!
Fondly,
Karry Gebhardt Hill
June 30, 2010
Dear Jim, Sharon and Jennifer
Those that have lived in our hearts are never really gone.
Bryan and I send our deepest sympathy. We will always remember Jimmy for his big smile and warm hello.

June 30, 2010
Dear Jim, Sharon and Family,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was such a sweet young man with a smile on his face for everyone. Looking at his picture he looks so much like Jake. His grandpa and all of Jim's family who went before him welcomed him to heaven with open arms. Please cherish the wonderful memories you have and they will comfort you. My Deepest Sympathy and Love to all of you.
June 30, 2010
Dear Hartenstein Family –

We are very sorry to hear of JJ’s passing. JJ was a fraternity brother of ours at PSU. We fondly remember his positive attitude, congeniality, and love of music and the outdoors. His generosity is also remembered, including the time he brought blue clawed crabs from the shore to share with the entire brotherhood. Please know that JJ and the Hartenstein Family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

David and Darryl Osojnak
June 30, 2010
Tami and Grace,
My the light like this candle continue to shine brightly in your hearts with loving memories and comfort you. Your both in our thoughts and prayers.
June 30, 2010
I am saddened to hear about your loss. Jim was so wonderful with my family after the death of our dad and a few years later our mother. My prayers are with you and your family.
June 30, 2010
Jim always was kind and wise beyond his years even in our school days. He was also so very comforting to our family when Mom passed. Jen and all we are thinking of you and know the community you have served for so long join with me in saying we will miss Jim.
June 30, 2010
To the Hartenstein Family,

It is with deepest heartfelt sympathy that we hear of this sad news. There isn't enough words to express the sorrow for your family today. We do know that the Lord promises no more suffering and that he prepares a mansion in his heavenly home. Not knowing Jim as well as his parents and other relatives we are sure he was like all of you. You always showed our family kindness whenever our paths crossed. May the good Lord comfort and care for you in your time of sorrow. We are sure that those that know you and the communties will keep you in thoughts and prayers.

May God bless you and keep you,
Sincere Sympathy,
The Stabler,Heinecke, and Mundis family
(Frederica Heinecke Mundis
June 30, 2010
Dear Sharon, Jim & Jen,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of us at Elizabeth Jacob are thinking of you at this difficult time and keeping you in our prayers.
June 30, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your husband, dad, and son. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. If we can help in anyway, please let us know.
June 30, 2010
I was and still am saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to your family. I have such fun memories of JJ during our time together as fraternity brothers at Penn State. He will be missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
June 30, 2010
Dear Jennifer and Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 30, 2010
Tami & Grace, Sharon & Jim, Jen & Chris...Please know that we are sending our deepest sympathy at this time. With love...
June 30, 2010
Dear Hartenstein Family - It is with deepest sympathy that I hear of this sad news. Jimmy was always the consumate professional and had great poise, dignity and grace. My thoughts are with you all.
June 30, 2010
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Andy has many fond memories of Jim from childhood. Our prayers are with you that God will wrap His loving arms around you during this difficult time.
June 30, 2010
Jim and Sharon, No words can express my sorrow for your family today. My prayers are with you.
In Christ, Tom Lauer
June 30, 2010
Dear Hartenstein family: We are so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. May you receive comfort and strength as you have always given to countless families through the years. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
June 30, 2010
I cannot find any words to say other than I am sorry.
June 30, 2010
What can you say to a family who are usually the ones who make us feel better during sad times. You are in our prayers and thoughts. His loss affects not only his dearly loved family but also our community.
June 30, 2010
Jim was such a kind and gentle man. He helped my family through the loss of both my mother and my father, as he did for many families. Our sincere sympathy for your loss.
June 30, 2010
Tami & Grace,
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. We are praying for you.

Rich, Kristin, Julianna & Shane Elliott
June 30, 2010
We will truly miss Jimmy. Unfortunately the last few years we mostly saw him at services but it was always comforting to know he would be there. His presence always made a difficult time easier. All of you are in our prayers.

Dennis, Jen, Matthew and Ethan Nace
June 30, 2010
Back in the fraternity, JJ was our voice of reason, our conscience, and our soul. He will be greatly missed!
June 29, 2010
I was so shocked when I heard the news about Jimmy. I will always remember our many chats about school days, vacations/trips, and our families. He was so proud of Grace. Whenever I saw him he always had a smile for you. My thoughts and prayers have been with you all since I heard the news about Jimmy. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort & peace.
Love in Christ, Ellen Wilson and family
June 29, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss.
June 29, 2010
Dear Jennifer and Family,

Our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. May the peace of God be with each one of you. Eccl 3:1 says: “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” Boy, God really must have needed Jim for a very special reason in heaven.

In Christ's Love,
Ken and Nancy Anderson, York, PA
June 29, 2010
Dear Hartenstein Families,
Although you do not know us, we knew JJ very well during our time at Penn State. He was one of the kindest people we ever met and he loved to dance! Our sincerest condolences and prayers are with your entire family, especially his sweet daughter.
June 29, 2010
To Tami and Grace,

Our deepest sympathy. May God's loving spirit bring you peace. Give Grace a great big hug from us!

Glenn and Rana Taylor
Formerly photography by glenn taylor
June 29, 2010
Tami, Grace, Jim, Sharon, Jen, Chris-
There are no words to express my sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a part of our family and I was a part of yours for most of my 44 years. Jimmy- What can I say. I miss you so much my friend. You're the brother I never had. The thing that makes it even harder is that you were the rock, the shoulder I leaned on and the voice of reason in these toughest of times. I will still talk to you often, but God how I will miss your wise and thoughtful response. I will be forever grateful for the times we shared, especially last Friday night. I'm a better man for having known you. Rest in peace my best friend.
June 29, 2010
Dear Jen and Chris, we are so deeply sorry for your unbelievably sudden and shocking loss. Words are not enough. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you face each new day without your beloved brother.
June 29, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, and we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
June 29, 2010
When those we love go away, they never really leave us;
they are with us now, wherever we are.
Those whom we have cherished, live on forever,
for love wraps itself around the heart.
Although it's difficult now,
someday beyond our tears and all the world's wrongs;
beyond the clouds and all that we can see and touch,
we shall all understand.

Our hearts go out to friends and family.
June 29, 2010
sorry for you loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . you have helped so many in the community thru the years , may you be blessed in your time of sorrow
June 29, 2010
There are no words to express the profound loss felt by so many at this news. Jim touched so many lives and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him.
June 29, 2010
I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
June 29, 2010
A truly kind gentleman, we'll miss JJ. He was an enthusiastic guy who liked to have fun.
June 29, 2010
To The Hartenstein Families,

Our sincere and deepest sympathy. In the fast pace world that we live in, we never take the time to truly understand how precious life is until something happens.
June 29, 2010
Jennifer and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You have blessed so many...may you too be blessed during this most difficult time.
Sincerely,
Gina (Marsini) Klein
June 29, 2010
Jim,Sharon,Jennifer,Tami and Grace,
I can't express in words how sorry I am for your loss, it was a total shock. I will never forget all the great times I shared with Jim in the past.Jim was like a brother to me, Eventhough we have not spent much time together in the past few years,A person never forgets a true friend. Many thanks to all for everthing you helped my family through in the past. Jim you will be greatly missed by all,You touched the hearts of so many,Rest in peace my friend, I will miss you forever,someday I will find you in the greater outdoors..
June 29, 2010
Tami,

Tim and I are so devastated by the news of the passing of Jimmy, as you and the family are. I cannot even begin or comprehend the pain you are feeling. We are at loss of words. What a wonderful husband, father and friend.....Our thoughts are with you, your daughter and the family. If there is anything we can do, please let us know...

All of our love and prayers...

Lea and Tim Ritchey
June 29, 2010
OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCESTO ALL OF THE hARTENSTEIN FAMILIES & EMPLOYES OF THE COMPANY. WE'LL KEEP ALL OF YOU IN OUR PRAYERS FOR THE LOSS OF A SPECIAL YOUNG MAN.
June 29, 2010
To the Hartenstein Family,

Our deepest and sincere sympathy in the loss of Jim. You have all helped my family with the loss of loved ones and we will keep all of you in our prayers. Jim was a very professional young man who always had a smile on his face.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.

God Bless
June 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this time of sorrow. Jimmy has touched our lives and so many others with his contagious smile. God bless you Tami & Grace and may you find some comfort at this very hard time.
June 29, 2010
Dear Sharon, Jim and family
You are all in our thoughts and Prayers at this most difficult time. Just so shocked by this loss. The love of friends and your MANY WONDERFUL memories will help you through this sad and untimely loss.
Shirley Hersh ,Bill McCann and Alyce Gallagher and our families
June 29, 2010
Tami,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
June 29, 2010
I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR KINDNESS WHEN YOU HELPED MY FAMILY THRU THE MOST DIFFICULT OF TIMES WITH THE PASSING OF BOTH OF MY PARENTS.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH MY MOM AND DAD.
June 29, 2010
I am sorry for your loss. You family has always been there for my family when we have had a loss. Know now that all those you have touched mourn with you.
June 29, 2010
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY JIMMY YOU SURE WILL BE MISSED
June 29, 2010
Tami and Grace,
We can't even express in words how sorry we are for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2010
Jim,Sharon,Family & staff:
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you in Jim's untimely passing. I hadn't seen Jim since he was a young boy & only 6 mo. ago at my dad's funeral I saw what a kind and caring young man he had become. He certainly acquired the "Hartenstein Charisma" that has been passed down through the generations. God Bless you all with peace & comfort that he is walking on Golden Shores.
Love, Ernie & Debbie Rush & family
June 29, 2010
To the family,
We are deeply sadden for your precious loss. We remember living in your apartments, while Jim rode his bike around, playing basketball, and ran in and out. He always had a smile and grew to be a very kind personable man. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.
The Heath Family
June 29, 2010
Dear Hartenstein family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family has comforted so many through the years, including my own. Jim was so compassionate and helpful when I lost my mother.

My thoughts are with all of you.
June 29, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hartenstein family and friends. I remember fondly hanging out and playing basketball with "hey hey" (some attempt at making his initials into a Spanish sounding nickname) at DTD back in the 80's at Penn State. He was always upbeat, laughing, and was great to watch the NCAA basketball tournament with. May God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.
June 29, 2010
To Tami, Grace and the Hartenstein Family,
There are no words that can ease this great suffering. Just know that we are here for you and always will be. God bless you all, you are in our prayers.
June 29, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one, friend and co-worker.
June 29, 2010
Dear Hartenstein family,My heart goes out to you at this difficult time..Your son was always smiling when I walked by the funeral home and was just a delightful caring person...I am so sorry this has happened,,,My prayers are with you now and always,,,Love lasts forever..Love and loving thoughts~ The Palmer family
June 29, 2010
May God bless you all in this time of sorrow. RIP Jimmy you will be sadly missed.
June 29, 2010
Jim and Sharon,
I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. I can't believe it! I'm thinking of the 2 of you.
June 29, 2010
I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Jimmy. I watched him grow from a child to a wonderful, caring and compassionate man. My prayers are with his entire family and close friends as you go through the next few weeks. I am in Colorado and will not be able to attend the services but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 29, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2010
Dearest Friends,
Our hearts are breaking for all of the Hartenstein family. Decades of memories will keep peace in our thoughts and prayers.
Pax Vobiscum,
The Slenker and Holley Families
June 29, 2010
We will miss that wonderful smile. Jim's smile would light up a room and he always took the time to say hi. Please know that everyone that Jim's life touched are holding the entire Hartenstein family up in prayer. Our deepest condolences Steve, Diane and Seth McCarty New Freedom, PA
June 29, 2010
Jim, Jennifer, Sharon, and Jim,
Your family has always held a special place in my heart beginning with Jim's elementary school years. Please know that prayers and thoughts are with you all now.
Tami and Grace, special prayers are with you as you hold onto your father's and husband's love. Jim offered so much to so many.
Stella L.
June 29, 2010
To the Hartenstein Family~I am saddened to read of the news of Jim's passing. He will always be Jimmy Hartenstein to me. The neighborhood boy who lived down the hill and had the cool house on top of his dad's business. I am remembering his laugh and smile, his quiet strength and demeanor and the way he held his head high. I have wonderful memories of childhood with him and my brother and the gang on Third Street.
My sympathy and prayers are for you.
June 29, 2010
Dear Tami, Grace, Jen and Mr and Mrs Hartenstein,
I have known your family for most of my life, and I am all the better for it. We were so shocked to hear of Jim's early passing, he was such a lovely, helpful person to so many. May God bless you and keep you during this impossibly devastating time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day.

Margaret and Richard Koval
June 29, 2010
To the family of Jim III,
We are so sorry for the loss of your son, husband, brother, father and friend to many. We remember how much comfort he gave to us when Mother passed. Know that he touched many lives with his kindness. May you find peace in the coming days.

Bill and Dianne Donahue
New Freedom, PA
June 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lean on your faith and God will see you through.
June 29, 2010
I many nice memories of growing up with Jim from 5th grade through college. Jim was a great guy who helped and touched many people in his life. The Hartenstein family is in our thoughs and prayers.

Greg, Jane, Becky, Joey and Hannah Burgess
June 29, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmy had a larger than life personality, but always seemed to know exactly what to say to people in the midst of their grief. He will be greatly missed. You are all in my prayers.
June 29, 2010
Jim, Sharon, Jen, Tami and Grace,
May your memories help comfort you in this time of sorrow. You are in my prayers.
Beth (Blough) McDonnell
June 29, 2010
Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.
June 29, 2010
I was so sad to hear of Jim's death. I had just been talking about him the night before as a friend and I looked through the SHS yearbook. Jim was the subject of one of my first elementary school "crushes" and was a very kind, respectful young man in high school. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
June 29, 2010
So sorry to hear the lost of Jim, my heart goes out to all of the Hartenstein family. May God comfort you all in your loss at this time.
June 29, 2010
A friend and classmate who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family.
June 29, 2010
We are sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Your family is in our prayers.

Sincerely,
Charles and Julie Funkhouser, UK
June 29, 2010
I am very sad to hear that a family that has been there for so many families in our community over the years has now lost one of their own. I hope you find the strength that you all have showed all of us over the years. Thoughts are with you.
June 29, 2010
WE ARE SO SADDENED BY THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF JIM.
WHAT A GREAT LIFE HE PUT INTO
THOSE 43 YEARS.

HE HAS LEFT A BEAUTIFUL LEGACY FOR ALL OF US AND WHAT LARGE FOOTPRINTS HE LEFT ACROSS THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO KNEW HIM.

OUR SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY
June 29, 2010
Tami, Grace and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. If you need anything just let us know.

Angie, Todd, Koby and Conner Kister
June 29, 2010
"Take comfort from the friends who hold you in their thoughts"

In deepest Sympathy to you and your Family
Elfriede(Elfie) Meyer
Phlebotomist from Queensgate
June 29, 2010
I am so sorry to hear this news. Jim was such a comfort to me and my family when we lost our Dad. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends and the community of New Freedom.
June 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hartenstein family. Our deepest sympathy.
June 29, 2010
May the God of all comfort hold you close. Jimmie was a great person who always had a smile for everyone. I enjoyed watching him grow into a wonderful, caring man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Love,
Lori & Clyde Adams
June 29, 2010
Jennifer, Chris, Stella, Tami and Grace, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. It goes without saying that Jim was a great guy and I will miss him. My grief is yours in this passing of a good friend. All of you, and the folks who work with you are in my deepest thoughts and prayers. God's love, strength and peace be yours through our risen Lord Jesus Christ.
June 29, 2010
We send our deepest and sincere sympathy to your family at this very sad time. Jimmy's warm smile and his sensitivity to everyone's needs will truly be missed. The Mason Croft family.
June 29, 2010
I have so many memories of time spent with Jim. From walking to school together in first grade, through hanging out in high school and then after college. Jim was a great guy and had a tremendous capacity for helping people cope with grief. He, and his family, are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug, Mary Ann and Henry Fritz.
June 29, 2010
Tami and Grace and the whole Hartenstein family,

I am so sad for you and your family. I have fond school memories of Jimmy growing up--I can remember his mannerisms, his polite, quiet way, his sense of humor and the fact that in 3rd grade he was the only one of us that knew what a "weather arrow" looked like and proceeded to draw it for us on the board! He was always kind and took up for me when I needed it (we sat next to each other for 11 years through school since I was also an "H" in the alphabet. I have only spoken to him twice or so since HS, when he was in Mortuary School, but held him in my thoughts with high regard and asked his friends at reunions how he was doing. I know he will be dearly missed. May you all have comfort in knowing how the community he touched was truly affected by his presence here on earth.
June 29, 2010
Tami
What a friend. Jim helped me through the death of my daughter in law who died with cystic fibrosis. As Pastor of Trinity United Methodist he was a friend who always had time to talk and listen. My prayers are with the family Tami, Grace Elizabeth, and Jennifer.
As Jim helped many through grief abd bereavement through the years May God do the same for each of you. Yours in Christ.

Pastor Jim and Janice Sunderland
Trinity United Methodist Church
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
June 29, 2010
To the family:
Our Christian community of Pastors and families express our sympathies to all of you. You have helped all of us grieve in our times of loss and for that we are grateful. We pray God's comfort and compassion draw near to you and help you through this time.

Jim will be dearly missed by us all.

Pastor Tom Beck
St. Peter's Church
Seven Valleys
June 29, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May each of your memories bring comfort to you knowing he is and will always be in your heart. Etta & Lee Nickle and Family (Newark, DE)
June 29, 2010
A life too short – What a loss. He grew up with my sons and I still remember the fishing trips they shared. Professionally he helped my family numerous times during our periods of grief. We would have long discussions talking about family, life in general and of course fishing. A passion we shared together. He was a true friend and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to his entire family - God Bless.
June 29, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
June 29, 2010
June 29, 2010
We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Jim, and for your heartbreak. You and your dear family are very much in our thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in the life that he lived, and the memories of the time you had with him. We love you.
June 29, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2010
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Elaine (List) Casterline
June 29, 2010
May the love of family and friends bring you peace and comfort. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2010
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared,comfort you now and in the days ahead. We've enjoyed working with Jim and the Hartenstein Family for years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon and Dottie - My Secret Garden
June 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family - may you eternally protect and watch over your wife and daughter.
June 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. May God's peace be with you all.
June 29, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2010
Tami & Grace, I am so sorry for your loss! Lots of prayers are being offered for you & your family!! Please know that we are here for you!!!
June 29, 2010
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a fine man and a blessing to the community. Our prayers are with your family.
June 29, 2010
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend. May each of your memories bring comfort in knowing he is your angel in heaven.
June 29, 2010
Jim, Sharon, and Family - I am so terribly saddened to hear of Jimmy's sudden and untimely death. My heart goes out to you as you deal with this overwhelming loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the services, as I have previous commitments out of state. Love to you - George Brown
June 29, 2010
To The Hartenstein Family & Co-workers:
You all have our deepest sympathy. This is a heartbreaking loss. We have lost "the nicest kid in the world" according to my dad. Lean on your memories. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. If there is anything we can do please ask... Take care and may God be with you... Lynn, Ruth & Lisa Krebs & Julie, Gary & Family
June 29, 2010
Tami,

Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

Robin Stump, York, PA
June 29, 2010
May God hold you in his arms and comfort you in this time of grief and bring your best memories to the forefront. Our thought and prayers are with you. Sincerely, John and Mary Henry
June 29, 2010
All of us have you in our thoughts and prayers, Jimmy, and especially your wife and daughter. May God bless them and give them the strength to know that you are with Him in His Eternal Kingdom. Also, may God Bless your Mother, Father and Sister with the knowledge that you were a "prince among men" during your short time on this earth.

RIP, My Friend.
June 29, 2010
To all of the Hartenstein family we send this message of deepest sympathy on the passing of a very special person in your lives. Please know that the thoughts and prayers of so many are with you at this sad time. God Bless You.
June 29, 2010
May God give you strength with endearing memories of a wonderful person who will be sadly missed. Our hearts are sharing in your sadness.
June 29, 2010
Jim helped our families through the most difficult moments in life with such sincere compassion. Our hearts are heavy for all of you but trust that your faith and memories will help ease the grief.
June 29, 2010
Jennifer & Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. God Bless, Dawn (Marchio) Baer, Alicia and Nicole Marchio
June 29, 2010
Our prays are with you Jim and Sharon and the rest of the family
June 29, 2010
Dear Tami and Grace. Having spent many years with you as you were growing in to a woman and knowing the loss that you are suffering now hurts us terribly. Know that you will survive as we have and pray hard to God for help. love, Susie and Lisa
June 29, 2010
Tami,

I can't even express in words how sorry I am for your loss.I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
June 29, 2010
Every member of the Hartenstein family has been there for us when we've had a loss and now it is our turn to be there for you. Please know that this is the case. Even though we are many miles away, we are praying for all of you during this really difficult time. God bless.
June 29, 2010
Our condolences from The Rosier Family of Parkton, MD. Always such a pleasant person to talk to. Sorry for your loss at this time.
June 29, 2010
TamI, Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. Out thought and prayers are with you and Gracie.
Our deepest sympathy,
June 29, 2010
Our family is in shock to hear that Jim has passed away. He helped us thru 3 funerals in the last 8 years. my sister, my mom and my dad. Always a gentleman, always sensitive to the family unit. PLEASE accept our sincerest heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Sincerely,

Ken & Phyllis McDearmon
June 29, 2010
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each one of your family members. May God comfort you all.
June 29, 2010
May God's peace be ever clear to the whole family in this time of sorrow. May your memories comfort you. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your son and brother. His warm nature and beautiful smile touched many lives.
June 29, 2010
Your family has been a comfort to us for many years through the loss of our loved ones. May you now take comfort from those to whom you have so freely given it. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless You.
June 29, 2010
JIM WAS A VERY NICE YOUNG MAN. HE CHANGED MY TIRE FOR ME WHEN I HAD A FLAT WHEN ATTENDING ANOTHER VIEWING AT A CHURCH IN SHREWSBURY. HE WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED. MY SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY.
June 29, 2010
I am stunned and saddened by the death of Jim. He will be sorely missed. I will keep Jim and his family in my prayers.

Ed Melhorn, Pastor, dedar Grove United Methodist Church
June 29, 2010
What an amazing man! What a loss! He has helped so many families with their losses and now he is gone. He came from a wonderful family, a history of caring people! He will be dearly missed by our community! I will personally miss that warm friendly "Hi!" with a bright smile! May he rest in peace and god be with him. Thoughts and prayers throughout for everyone!
June 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 29, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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