August 8, 2012
Frank Henry 'Rooter' Hartman, 60, of Gulfport, Miss., completed his circle of life on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
Raised in Forty Fort, Frank made a career in the Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer, and later worked part-time for NASA.
Frank was proud to have served our country. He was the President of the "C" Chapter of Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets M/C in Mississippi, where he was deeply devoted to his service brothers and their families.
Frank relished honoring veterans in any way in which he possibly could. He was extremely proud to assist with Stand Down, an annual event in Biloxi, Miss., assisting homeless veterans with basic needs, such as hot meals and hygiene supplies, as well as registration for VA health services. His family appreciates helping veterans and will continue to do so in honor of him and his forefathers.
Frank loved riding his motorcycle, spending time with other veterans and smoking a good cigar. He recently came home to the valley for two weeks to spend time with family and see his children and grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his father, Edgar J. Hartman, and an infant sister, Constance Hartman.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Robin, in Mississippi; and his mother, Constance Hartman; son, Frank "Butch" Hartman; daughter, Heather and her husband, Thomas Abrams; grandchildren, Liam Hartman and Townes Abrams; brothers, Edgar Hartman and Sterling Hartman; sisters, Elaine Hartman, Sue Coronado, Debbie Van Keuren and Beth Hartman; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom are in the Wyoming Valley.
A Celebration of Frank's Life will be private with respect to his wishes.
In lieu of flowers, Frank asked that donations can be made in his memory to the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets M/C Mississippi. Checks may be sent to VNV/LV MC, c/o Butch Martin, 21085 Success Rd., Saucier, MS 39574.
Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Frank's family at www.celebratehislife.com.