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Vernon Curtin Hartman Jr.


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Vernon Curtin Hartman Jr. Obituary
Hartman, Vernon Curtin Jr.



Vernon Curtin Hartman, Jr., 81, of Albuquerque, passed peacefully into the loving care of God on January 10, 2016, from complications due to chronic health issues.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary (Webber) Hartman; and by his twin daughters Kathryn Alice Hartman Raissifar and husband Kenny, of Addison, TX, and Mary Elizabeth Hartman Arnholt and husband Mark, and their three children, Nolan, Payton Elizabeth, and Austin (of Albuquerque, NM). Mr. Hartman has four siblings, Susan Hall of Ketchum, ID, Elizabeth Holschuh of Arlington, TX, Sally Beam and brother-in-law Cal, of Elverson, PA and Robert Hartman of Bayfield, CO; cousin "Vandy" Van der Gracht and wife Gretchen, of Media, PA, along with several nieces, nephews and their children.

Mr. Hartman, born August 24, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA, was the first-born of the late Elizabeth (Gray) and Vernon C. Hartman, Sr. He grew up in Westfield, NJ, loved playing baseball, graduated from Westfield HS in 1953, studied at the University of Maine in Orono and later at Columbia University in New York City. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1961. Following his marriage to Mary in 1967, his work took them to Saigon, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand, where they traveled all over Asia and the Pacific. In 1972, his twin daughters were born and in 1975, his work took them to Tehran, Iran. While living abroad, they traveled all over Iran and Europe. Always a student at heart, Mr. Hartman learned to speak Vietnamese and Farsi while living abroad. He was also a voracious reader and enjoyed a broad range of subject matter. The Hartmans lived for many years in Dallas, TX and Baltimore, MD before landing in Albuquerque, NM in 2013 to enjoy the growing up years of their grandchildren.

Mr. Hartman was loved by many, and will be missed by even more as they recall his dry sense of humor, his love of a good bridge game (by his rules!), discussing books, sports, world events, and playing board games with his grandchildren.

A Viewing will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Westside. Funeral services will follow on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Paradise Hills United Methodist Church, 4700 Paradise Blvd NW. A private burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Joy Junction, www.joyjunction.org in Albuquerque or to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Vernon at www.FrenchFunerals.com.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 13, 2016
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