Henry Jacob Hartman Sr.

January 3, 1934June 18, 2020
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On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Henry Jacob Hartman, Sr. of Lansdowne, MD, passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of Shirley M. Hartman. Loving father of Henry J. Hartman, Jr. (Casey), Patrick J. Hartman Sr. (Sue), Carol A. Hartman, and Susan D. Smith (Wayne). Grandfather of Phillip Sr., Jessica, Robert Jr., Patrick Jr., Kelsey, Shannon, Lauren, and Jasey. Great-grandfather of Phillip Jr., Allysa, and Emilia. Henry is preceded in death by his brother Vincent J. Hartman and sister Dorothy Coady. Services are private. Please check our website on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:50am for a link to the livestream service. The livestream will resume once we arrive at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry's name to Gilchrist Center Towson (Hospice), 555 W. Towsontown Blvd., Towson, MD 21204.

Online condolences may be made for the Hartman family at


  • Shirley M. Hartman, Spouse
  • Henry J. Hartman Jr. (Casey), Son
  • Patrick J. Hartman Sr. (Sue), Son
  • Carol A. Hartman, Daughter
  • Susan D. Smith (Wayne), Daughter
  • Vincent J. Hartman, Brother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Coady, Sister (deceased)
  • Phillip Sr., Jessica, Robert Jr., Patrick Jr., Kelsey, Shannon, Lauren, Jasey, Grandchildren
  • Phillip Jr., Allysa, Emilia, Great Grandchildren


  • Catholic Prayer Service

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020


  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020



Henry Jacob Hartman Sr.

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Thomas Miller

July 3, 2020

I met Henry about 16 years ago. He was wearing a well-worn ballcap with USS NEW JERSEY, BB-62 on it. I made a comment about his being a fan of the NJ, and he told me he served aboard her during the Korean War. Being a Navy vet myself, we definitely started chatting and his memories of the days off Korea were still pretty active. Yes, the 16 inchers could not be ignored when they went off, but those 5 inchers were much more of a nuisance with their sharp cracking sound. Henry remains the only real BB sailor I ever met and shared time and stories with.

Fair winds and following seas, sir.

Patricia Klein

June 24, 2020

Dear Henry
May you always Rest In Peace. I remember fondly going to Atlantic City with your mom, and my mom. I would have been 3 and you were 11. A fun time.
Thanks for always being so good to my mother.
Miss you.

Christine Herrick

June 22, 2020

To my dear, sweet, caring Uncle Henry. It’s hard to imagine you are gone. But, I’ll never forget you. My hero as a child. You were a child yourself when I came along. I always loved it when you were around. Dad did too. What a treat when you and Aunt Shirley visited us or we visited you. And I’ll never forget how handsome you looked in your crisp, white Navy uniform! Have a milk shake up there, preferably from Brookwood Farms, and think of me. I’ll join you some day for one. Love you always, Chrissy

Shannon Smith

June 21, 2020

We miss you so much. We couldn’t have asked for a more touching end to your life but it still doesn’t seem real. We’ve been doing our best to be strong like you would’ve wanted. We know you’re up there smiling down on us and we hope you send us some signs that you’re with us on our toughest days. We laugh at all of the times you’d tell us a story about an old friend and finish with, “....yeah, he’s gone”. No holiday will ever be the same without you. We love you more than you know! Rest easy with all of your family up there.
Till we meet again,
Jake & Shannon

Kelsey Fewster

June 21, 2020

Pop, our lives have changed forever. I will forever miss your laugh, miss your smile, miss you telling me that you’re proud of me and miss you asking Donnie and I how to fix something. I remember how proud you were when my teacher told you that I could do anything that I put my mind to. You always reminded me of that day and I truly believe that helped me to get where I am. I will always cherish the time that I had with you. I promise to take care of grandmom so please do not worry!

I love you and pray that you rest easy! Thank you for your service, your love, and for never giving up on me.

Susie Smith

June 21, 2020

Dear Dad, none of us really know how to get over your death. I hope time will help but right now it doesn’t feel like it will. You would be so proud of all of your kids and grandkids who are such taking great care of Mom. She’s doing her absolute best to continue on without you but she is having a lot of trouble too. It really helped all of us so much that Mom could sit with and talk to you in your hospice room, and that Hen, Patrick, Missy and I could at least see you through the window those last 2 days. Mom was so strong, as she always is, when she was talking to you and holding your hand and we were all so glad that she was with you to the very end. We all missed you so much for those 4-5 weeks that you were away in rehab and the hospital and we couldn’t see you, but are comforted to know that you are now finally at peace.

We will continue to keep your memory alive in every way that we can, and we will continue to comfort Mom and take the best care of her just like you would have done!

I love you Dad, and I hope you’re having a great Father’s Day that includes some Natural Lights, crabs, and maybe some peach cake or even mince meat pie! Thank you for being such a wonderful father, and making it so hard to say goodbye to you.

Love you and will miss you everyday of my life!

Kelly Gary

June 21, 2020

Uncle Henry and I would call each other to touch base and he would check in on my dad and I can still him say" Hey's Ed doing?" My mom loved him, Shirley and your family and we will miss him dearly. He always cared about others and went out of his way to visit dad at the beach after mom died. I really appreciated that. The Hartman siblings are all together now. Before mom passed she said.. the table was set and she was joining her family.
I believe Uncle Henry is at their table now too. May he rest in peace.

Lauren Smith

June 21, 2020

We miss you so much already, Pop. We will continue to reflect on our memories with you filled with crabs and jokes. I find comfort in knowing you are finally at peace with your brother, sister and parents.

-Little Lauren

Carol Hartman

June 20, 2020

Dad, thank you for all that you have sacrificed to give me such a wonderful life full of love and wonderful memories. I just don't know how I can say goodbye; this still is not real. But, I know you are now at peace. I love you dad, with all my heart!