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Frederick Erwin Hartmann


1946 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Frederick Erwin Hartmann Obituary
Frederick Erwin Hartmann

Memphis, TN

Frederick Erwin Hartmann, age 70 of Memphis, Tennessee died Monday, February 6, 2017. Fred was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on February 24, 1946 and was the second of two children. He was raised in Roselle Park, New Jersey and attended Roselle Park public schools. Fred was also active in the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Marietta College in Ohio with a B.S. degree in Biology and Geology. Fred taught high school science classes in Monroeville, Ohio for several years before going on to receive his M.S. degree from Ohio State University in Plant Pathology. He joined Buckman Laboratories in 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee as an agricultural chemical specialist where he dedicated his career and held various positions until his retirement. In retirement Fred devoted his life to volunteer and service work. He was active at Second Presbyterian Church where he made many cherished friendships and participated in mission trips to Jordan. He frequently delivered meals on wheels through MIFA and participated in Second's ESL program. Fred was preceded in his death by his parents Anneliese Hartmann and Erwin Hartmann. Fred's family was his greatest joy. He leaves a loving sister, Edith Hartmann of Roselle Park, New Jersey. He leaves his devoted ex-wife Mary Hartmann of Memphis, Tennessee and their two children, Valerie Hartmann of Slidell, Louisiana and Natalie Hartmann of Atlanta, Georgia. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 3 in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue. The family will receive friends following the service. The family would like to thank the staff at Trezevant Manor for the beautiful and loving care that he received. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Second Presbyterian Church and donations be made to Second Presbyterian Church World Missions.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 1, 2017
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