James R. Hartman, 80, a lifelong resident of South Scranton and the East Mountain section of Scranton, passed away Tuesday at Moses Taylor Hospital. His wife is the former Theresa Ferguson Sullivan Hartman. The couple celebrated 54 years of marriage.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Frank and Gertrude Mahoney Hartman, he was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, educated in Scranton public schools and a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. James was a member of Heavy Highway Local 158 for more than 50 years, was employed as superintendent of Stipp Construction, Scranton and by H.P. Sproul, and also served as president of the Laborers Advancement and Benevolent Association "606 Club."
Also surviving are five sons, Kevin Sullivan and wife, Barbara, Atlanta, Ga.; Jimmy Hartman and wife, Colleen, West Windsor, N.J.; Patrick Hartman and wife, Dr. Anne Geiger, Scranton; Todd Hartman and wife, Colleen, Scranton; Tom Hartman and wife, Desiree, Mayfield; a daughter, Colleen Sullivan Lynch and husband, Thomas, Durham, N.H.; 19 grandchildren; a sister, Kathie Hartman Gaughan, Scranton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Hartman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, Davis St., by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Friends are asked to go directly to the church. Entombment will be private at the Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call today, 4-7 p.m., at the Eagen-Hughes Funeral Home, 2908 Birney Ave., Scranton, PA 18505. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., 2nd floor, Bethesda, MD 20814; or Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, PA 18505.
Published in Scranton Times on July 3, 2014