HARTJEN - Charles G., October 9 1921-January 19, 2010, a retired New York Police Inspector, died January 19 in Baltimore, MD. He was born in Osterholz-Scharmbeck Germany and moved to New York fleeing post WW1 Germany. In the WW2 effort, he served as a skilled machinist manufacturing US aircraft for Grumman Aviation Inc. Although his job was essential to the war effort he volunteered for military service in the United States Marine Corps. He served his tour of duty at Pearl Harbor after aviation ordinance training, preparing aircraft for the Pacific theatre. After WW2 he furthered his education at Hofstra University. He then began a career as a police officer and rose to the rank of inspector and precinct commander of the Suffolk County Police Department. He then retired to become patriarch and loving grandfather in Baltimore, MD. He is survived by his wife Babette Hartjen, sons Mr. Bruce G. Hartjen (Amityville NY), Dr. Charles A. Hartjen(Baltimore MD), and grandchildren Christopher, Eric, and Susan. Charlie was an avid marksmen who was a leading competitor in the East Coast shooting community, as well as a Mason in Amityville, NY. As a community leader and family patriarch, his guidance and friendship will surely be missed by many. A burial ceremony will take place February 8 at 1:45PM: Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills, 21117. Please direct any memorial donations to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Published in Newsday on Feb. 2, 2010