OBITUARY

Lawrence C. Hartley

August 5, 1929June 30, 2013
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HARTLEY, LAWRENCE C.; age 83; born on August 5, 1929 in Iron River, Michigan, and passed away on June 30, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Gail Hartley; loving father of Carol (Sergio) Camacho, Bruce (Carolyn) Hartley and Brett Hartley; cherished grandfather of David, Monica, Joseph, and Benjamin. Proud Naval Aviator and Flying Midshipman, Veteran of Korean Conflict; Registered Professional Engineer and principal of Hartley and Associates, P.C. Lawrence will be missed by many long time friends. Family Will Receive Friends on July 3, 2013 beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m., at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 East Highland Road Highland, Michigan. Memorial donations appreciated to Western Oakland Meals on Wheels or the Highland Senior Center.

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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  • Burial
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Lawrence C. Hartley

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Sergio Camacho

July 3, 2013

I will remember Larry for many things. He was a good grandfather to our children and a kind father-in-law to me. It took some time for me to realize that he was also a good friend. He was shy in accepting that he did good deeds for others. When he did and someone noticed, he would shrug it off with a small joking comment as if to make the deed nonexistent. But throughout about forty years, I saw him do things for his father (his mother died shortly after I met him) his aunts and uncles, cousins, wife, children and grandchildren, many times in an inconspicuous way. He conveyed to those close to him a strong sense of integrity, hard work, honesty and a sense of values for self-esteem. As I began saying, one would need to watch closely for signs of his concern for others because he shrugged the deeds off. To me, this became more apparent when he volunteered to deliver meals-on-wheels. He often would name particular retirees that he would visit and on returning say “you know, more than the meal, he enjoys having someone with whom to drink a cup of coffee and with whom to chat and tell lies”. He was not perfect, but the world would be a lot better off with more people like Larry. May he rest in peace.

Eric Lundquist

July 2, 2013

I can't help forget the day that Brett and I went to the movies in Union Lake. We planned on seeing a goofy comedy. We bought our popcorn and pops and grabbed a seat. When the movie started and the first funny scene crossed the screen you couldn't help but laugh. However we heard a very distinctive laugh, much loader than ours. We were laughing really hard. The laugh was directly behind us. Brett and I turned around to see Pa Hartley. We were surprised. He just responded, “Hi Boys.” We pretty much laughed the whole movie with him. That is the way I will remember him. He was always smiling and always happy. May you rest in Peace.

Eric Lundqist

July 2, 2013

I can't help forget the day that Brett and I went to the movies in Union Lake. We planned on seeing a goofy comedy. We bought our popcorn and pops and grabbed a seat. When the movie started and the first funny scene crossed the screen you couldn't help but laugh. However we heard a very distinctive laugh, much loader than ours. We were laughing really hard. The laugh was directly behind us. Brett and I turned around to see Pa Hartley. We were surprised. He just responded, “Hi Boys.” We pretty much laughed the whole movie with him. That is the way I will remember him. He was always smiling and always happy. May you rest in Peace.

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