Hartz, Sr., David Albert
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1/16/36 - 2/1/11
Dave Hartz lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Carole. He also leaves behind his children and their spouses, Randy and Donna Hartz of Sherman, PA, Julie and Fred Wist of Deposit, Angie and Eric Smith of Deposit, and Deb Hartz of Kentucky; his sister, Audrey and Bob Orr of Kennewick, WA; also stepchildren and spouses, Carole Anne and Bill Gifford of Deposit, Laurie Walker of Buffalo and Billy Walker of Deposit, and Lisa and Dan Babcock of Endicott; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Wanda and Bernie Hartz; special friends, Joan and Hank Raymond. He was predeceased by his oldest son, Jim in August 2010; a great-grandson, Kayden Michael; by his parents, Albert and Ruth Hartz; and by his siblings, Helen, Keith and Justin. Dave owned and operated Wheeler's Collision in Deposit. He was a volunteer fireman for the Deposit Fire Department for many years. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Lourdes Broome Oncology and Lourdes Hospice for all the wonderful care and commitment for our husband, father and grandfather. Services will be held at Zacharias Funeral Home on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Friends may call from 12-3 p.m. with memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice or to the charity of one's choice.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5, 2011