Richard S. Hartman of Swampscott, formerly of Waltham died peacefully in his home Tuesday, October 22, 2013 after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his family whom he loved deeply. He had turned 87 on October 7th. Richard was born in Waltham in 1926, the eldest child of the late William and Elizabeth (Tibbetts) Hartman. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy
in 1943 and proudly served in the Pacific in World War II
. Richard and his beloved wife Wanda M. (Albee) Hartman lived happily together for 58 years until Wandas passing in December of 2006. They had two daughters, Janet H. Segal of Salem, MA and Kathy M. Villani of Milford, MA, whom they raised in Waltham, where Richard served as a police officer
for nearly 30 years until his retirement. In addition to his duties at the Waltham Police Department, Richard attended Mass. Bay Community College and earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Richard also leaves behind his two cherished grandsons, Daniel S. Villani and Michael S. Villani, both of Milford, MA and his two surviving brothers, William Frank Hartman of Marlborough, MA and Ralph Hartman of Holliston MA, as well as many nieces and nephews, and his dearly devoted son-in-law, Douglas S. Segal of Salem, MA. Richard was also a brother of the late David P. Hartman, Frederick A. Hartman and Elizabeth Pedersen, all of Waltham. Richard always enjoyed the North Shore, and he spent his final six years there, the last two at the Bertram House in Swampscott, where he had many friends among the wonderful staff and his fellow residents. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to say farewell to Richard on Sunday, November 3rd between 11 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and also to attend a memorial service at 12:00 p.m., at Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel, 773 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, www.BrascoFuneralHome.com
If you so desire, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA, 01923.