John W. "Jack" Hartley passed away Thursday, October 10th, 2013 in Webster, Texas, at the age of 93. Jack was born in Douglas, Arizona on St. Patrick's Day, March 20th, 1920, to Merle L. and Neal E. Hartley. He grew up in Douglas until the Hartley family moved to Phoenix. Jack attended PhoenixUnionHigh School, and matriculated to the University of Chicago. Jack enlisted in the United States Navy and became an aviator, flying transport seaplanes in both the Pacific and Atlantic. Upon leaving military service, Jack earned his MBA degree from StanfordUniversity and started a career in finance, initially with a commercial manufacturing firm, then transitioning to institutes of higher education. Jack served as Comptroller of the Claremont Colleges in Southern California, the Financial Vice-President of the State University of New York in Albany, and finally as the Vice President for Finance and Development at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Jack retired to Mesa, Arizona in 1985, and became a Texan in 2008, living in the ClearLake area of Houston.
Jack is survived by his son John and his wife Elizabeth, and his nephews George and Jim, along with their wives Cindy and Judy. Extended family members include Liz's daughter Lorrie and her husband Ponder, and their children Lily and Zachary, and Liz's mother Alice, who enjoyed many hours reminiscing with Jack about the "good old days".
A private family memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 15th, at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas. Interment is arranged for at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phoenix, Arizona.