March 16, 2021
Olympia, Washington - Warren passed away on March 16th with his wife and "adopted" grandson Shawn at his bedside. He was born on March 30, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to Carl and Ethel Hartman and was raised in Yonkers, NY. He had a B.S. degree in Forest Management and served with the USFS for 34 years in various positions in Colorado, Alaska & Washington. He served in the Army 1954-1956. In 1976 he married the love of his life, Janice. Warren was very active in several organizations: National Ski Patrol, Lions Club, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, West Bay Yacht Club, West Bay Literary & Oratorical Society, South Sound Cruising Club,GoldCrest HOA Board & King of The Road RV Club. He remained as Information Officer on the Olympic Incident Command team even after he retired! He also obtained a Pilot's License in 1972.
He and Janice continued to travel nationally and internationally even though he received chemo therapy at least 3 times a month during the last 10 years. He fought hard against all of the diseases attacking his body with grace, dignity, strength, preservice and wry humor. Therefore In lieu of flowers the family requests that you donate to charities that involve research for cures for cancer, Parkinson's disease, diabetes and heart disease.
Loving helping others and being a tinkerer his whole life, he had to change his interest to gardening as his health declined.
He is survived by his wife Janice; by his older sister Audrey, of Westerville, OH; his younger sister Joan, of Staten Island; his nephew Bill (Murielle) of Salt Lake City, UT and their daughter Autumn (Josh) Brielle, Freya; and nephew Scott (Audrey) of Orlando, Florida and their children Kelsey, Sean, Glen; and by his grandson Shawn Burdett (Shandi) of Olympia, and their children Seaira, Sariah, Shanel.
A memorial pot luck at the family home is planned for Saturday, May 30th from 12-5. RSVP texting or calling 360-522-6324.
We would like to thank doctor Gary Goin, and Oncologist Paul Robertson, and their respective staff for the care and professional service they gave him over these many years. To leave a message & to get to know Warren better, visit https://obituaries.neptunesociety.com/obituaries/tacoma-wa/warren-hartman-10114372