Grace Wheeler Hartley
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AGE: 97 • Manchester Twp.
Grace Wheeler Hartley passed at home on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Born in Paterson, NJ, on January 26, 1916, Grace was publicly schooled until graduating from Paterson General High School. She then completed the requirements needed to receive her degree as a registered nurse at Paterson General Hospital and became head nurse of the surgical ward at Paterson General Hospital where she served for many years. While serving as a head nurse, Grace met and became the wife of Philip A. Hartley, an electrical engineer for the Bendix Corp. in 1941. In 1992, following their respective retirements, Grace and her husband moved from Holmdel Twp., NJ, to Leisure Village West, Manchester Twp.
Grace was predeceased by her beloved parents, William and Anna Wheeler, and her sister, Bertha. Grace is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Philip A. Hartley; their son, Thomas James Hartley and their daughter, Betty Jean Lohman both of Manchester Twp. , NJ. Also surviving are three grandchildren, a loving nephew and 3 great grandchildren.
Services and committal will be held 11 am on Saturday, March 30th, at the Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Main St. and Hwy. 35, Hazlet, NJ. 07730. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Grace Wheeler Hartley will be planned for a later date. Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2013