Mystic - Robert H. Hartling, 77, of 918 Noank Ledyard Road, died on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London.
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He was born in Norwich, on Nov. 5, 1934, the son of the late Stanley and Katie (Swatzburg) Hartling.
He married Claire Post on Oct. 19, 1958, at Congregation Beth-El, New London.
Robert served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict from 1954 until 1958. He owned and operated Tri-County Builders, retiring in 2010.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Hartling of Largo, Fla.; a daughter, Cindy O'Brien and her husband, Mike, of Mystic; four grandchildren, Samantha Cregger and her husband, Benjamin, Sarah O'Brien, Brittney Hartling, and Zachary Hartling.
He was predeceased by his son, David Hartling and a brother, Frederick Hartling.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave. New London. Interment will be private in Beth-El Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Donations in his memory may be made to a
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Published in The Day on July 10, 2012