George L. Hartman|
George L. "Butch" Hartman, 84, of Blakeslee Boulevard East, Lehighton, Mahoning Township, died suddenly and peacefully on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, in the Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten Campus, Lehighton. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Smith) Hartman since Nov. 24, 1949.
He was a meat cutter and butcher for King's IGA, Schnecksville, before retiring in 1989, and previously had worked in the same capacity for the Pantry Pride Corporation in Philadelphia and Allentown and for the former A & P Grocery, Lehighton.
He was also a home builder in the Lehighton area, having constructed several homes over the years.
Born in South Temple, Berks County, he was a son of the late HermanD. Sr. and Verna B. (Stout) Hartman.
He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.
A 1946 graduate of Lehighton High School, he served in the Army, Korea, and attained the rank of corporal. He was also a charter member of the Lehighton Area National Guard.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, Terry L. and Todd D., and his wife, Darla, a sister, Shirley Trainer, and four brothers, Herman D. Jr., Robert, and his wife, Elaine, John and Richard, and his wife, Lorraine, all of Lehighton; four grandchildren, Kyle, Jennifer, Dakota and Dalton; and nieces and nephews.
Service: Private graveside service, Lehighton Cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Lehighton. Contributions in his name may be made to the Zion UCC Memorial Fund, 225 Iron St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235. Online condolences can be offered at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Times News on Nov. 25, 2013