Richard L. (Rich) Hartman

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Hartman, Richard L. (Rich)

Age 73, born August 1, 1939 passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Richard was the son of Donald and Patricia Hartman. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Peter & Margaret Salbego along with aunt and uncles, Evelyn, Harold and LeRoy Hartman. Richard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara (Salbego) Hartman and his children, Brigette (Shawn) DeCenzo and their daughter, Brooke Alexis; Jason (Madeline) Hartman and their children, Charles Thomas, Margaret Anne and Samuel Michael (Charlie, Maggie, Sammy) Hartman; brother, Ronald (Viola) Hartman and sons, Mark, Steven and Shon Hartman. Also surviving are Richard's sisters-in-law and their families: Christine (Thomas) Conboy and sons, Peter and Thomas; Cathy (Peter) Shipsides and their children, Geoffrey (Elizabeth) James and George; Andrew (Katie) Shipsides and Colleen Shipsides; Carolyn (Michael) Dean and their children, Heather, Casey and Kevin Dean and Heather's children, Evalynn and Roman; stepmother, Lois Hartman and Alma Hartman and her children, Scott, Karen, Lisa, Todd and Sheila and their families; stepmother-in-law, "Lee" Salbego; and aunt, Catherine Fillmore. Richard was a lifelong resident of the Elmira area and a graduate of Southside High School. He received his BS Degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University. Richard was a Viet-Nam veteran and Captain in the U.S. Army. After returning to civilian life, Richard was the Wage and Salary Administrator of Bendix Corporation, Director of Personnel of Arnot Ogden Hospital, and Director of Personnel and Purchasing for the City of Elmira. Richard and his brother Ron went into business in the Elmira area establishing the partnership Hartman & Lynch Auto Sales and the Elmira Arms Company. Richard was an avid sportsman and he lived his life to the fullest. He was truly a man's man, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Richard's life will be held there Thursday, March 21st, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery with Full Military Honors accorded. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the special people who helped us to take care of Richard in his final hours: Carolyn and Mike Dean, Christine Conboy, Vince and Lois Chorney, Mike and Dawn Haupt and Monte and Kathi Jo Pratt. We sincerely could not have made it through this without all of you. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations go to Care First or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Published in Star-Gazette from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2013
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