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Barton R. Humlhanz
Cpl. Barton R. Humlhanz U.S.M.C. of Hellertown, formerly of Doylestown, was killed in action by enemy fire in the central Iraqi province of Babil. He was 23. Born in Doylestown, he was a son of Michele Groman Carey and Donald Carey of Hellertown and Edward Barton Humlhanz of Doylestown. Bart attended Linden Elementary School, Doylestown, Log College Middle School, Warminster and William Tennett High School, graduating from Saucon Valley High School in January 2001. Cpl. Humlhanz enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 2001, following the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. He received two meritorious promotions during his two year career with the Marines. His most recent promotion to corporal was on June 1, 2004. Bart graduated with high honors in his military combat training program and was awarded Marine of the Quarter at Camp Lejeune from Dec. 2003 to March 2004. Although dedicated to the Marine Corps, Bart never forgot to show his love to his family and friends. Survivors: In addition to his parents; fiance, Lance Cpl. Lauren Berelle; sister, Nicole Marie Humlhanz of Hellertown; stepbrother, Benjamin Carey of Frenchtown, N.J.; maternal grandparents, Oliver Groman and his wife, Martha, of Doylestown; stepgrandfather, Clarence Carey of Ivyland; several aunts, uncles, cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents, Edward and Shirley Humlhanz and stepgrandmother, Lorraine Carey. Services: Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday. Interment, noon Saturday, Doylestown Cemetery, 215 E. Court St., Doylestown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, due to Barts aspiration of being a K-9 officer after his military career, donations may be made to the Doylestown Boro Police K-9 unit, 57 W. Court St., Doylestown 18901 or to the Lower Saucon Township Police K-9 unit, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem 18015.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 31, 2004
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