Hartnett, Howard Philip
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Moravia: Howard Philip Hartnett, age 51, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, and a committed community servant, passed away on Monday, April 15, after a short illness. Howard spent many years working as a Vice President at Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank, based in Ithaca and Binghamton, after spending several years as a CPA at Sciarabba Walker in Ithaca following his graduation as salutatorian of the Class of 1979 at Moravia Central School and graduated cum laude from SUNY Geneseo in 1983. His passion was philanthropy and community service; among the numerous organizations he was proud to serve were the Moravia Rotary Club as its longtime Treasurer, the Seward House Museum as a member of its Board of Directors, Friends of Ithaca College, and the Boards of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, the Powers Library in Moravia, the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, the Museum of the Earth, the Reconstruction Home, the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, and many others. He is survived by his parents, Coral and Anne (Tyrrell); brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Maria (Chaffin); sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Perry Lyon; nieces, Caitlin and Sierra; nephews, Cameron and Jared, all of Moravia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 19th, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Grove Street, Moravia. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Moravia. Father Peter Clifford and Richard Shatzel will be officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 18th, from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church Street, Moravia. In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory with contributions to the Seward House Museum, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, or Powers Library
Published in Ithaca Journal on Apr. 17, 2013