Robert W. Hartman

August 22, 1943November 15, 2018
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Robert W. Hartman, 75, of Manchester passed away Thursday November 15, 2018 at Aristacare in Manchester with his family by his side. Born in Carlisle, PA, and raised in South Orange, NJ, Bob had lived in Windsor, Connecticut for most of his adult life before moving to Manchester four years ago. Bob was a teacher and coach at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor for 18 years, then worked as an environmental analyst for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection in their Bureau of Water Management for 18 years before his retirement in 2006.

Throughout his time in Connecticut, Bob was active in community organizations including the local Civitan Group and their Challenger Little League for kids with physical disabilities. Bob was heavily involved with scholastic swimming organizations throughout Connecticut and New England. He volunteered for the Red Cross, helping families displaced by fire and national emergencies. He taught CPR, first aid and was a certified instructor for water safety instructors. He also was trained and deployed to fight forest fires in multiple states. While living in Connecticut, Bob kept ties with his Alma Mater, Trinity College in Hartford.

In his summers off from teaching at Loomis Chaffee, Bob was the Waterfront Director at West Hill Camps in Winsted, CT, responsible for the water safety and swimming instruction at the camp. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping and hiking. He regularly participated in triathlons and other athletic competitions, and he was known for often biking, and sometimes cross-country skiing, to work or other destinations most people would choose to drive to.

Predeceased by his parents, Dr. Winfield and Helen Hartman, Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carol, his daughter, Pam, his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Jennifer Hartman, and two granddaughters, Samara Bunn-Hartman and Keira Hartman. Also surviving are Bob’s siblings and their spouses, Don and Dawn Hartman, Dave and Caryl Hartman and Kathi and George Creamer.

Family and friends may gather Saturday December 1, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home with a celebration of his life beginning at 3:00pm.


  • Carol Hartman, Spouse
  • Brian Christopher Hartman, Son
  • Pamela Sue Hartman, Daughter
  • Samara Bunn-Hartman, Grandchild
  • Keira Hartman, Grandchild
  • David Hartman, Brother
  • Donald Hartman, Brother
  • Kathi Creamer, Sister


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 1, 2018

Robert W. Hartman

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Mary Kate Behlke Donais

February 4, 2019

Brian and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such a positive, early influence on my science career. And the time spent with your family as an LC student was so special. I was just telling our son recently how much I loved your Dad’s Algebra class!
Mary Kate

Carl Gundersen

January 28, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He meant a great deal to me as he was instrumental in getting me to attend Loomis Chaffee as a swimmer in the fall of 1975. The Loomis experience was transformative for me, both as a swimmer and student; I will forever be grateful to Bob for what he did for me.

Denis and Pat Reardon

December 1, 2018

Carol and family,
We were so sorry to read of Bob's passing. We have many memories of our times in St. John in the Virgin Islands with you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With sympathy, Denis and Pat Reardon

Dan & Lauren Caye windsor ct

November 30, 2018

carol and family we are sad to here of the passing of Bob he was a good neighbor to have our prayers are with you and you family Dan & Lauren

Richard Goldschmidt

November 30, 2018

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I always enjoyed working with Bob and you back at Loomis. He was a wonderful mentor to the students and we will miss him dearly.
Richard Goldschmidt

David Pratt

November 30, 2018

A terrific, challenging and creative teacher and a very committed and concerned adviser. Bob was one of the very best teachers I had in four years at Loomis Chaffee. I took those extra Biology electives as much because he was teaching them as I did because of the subject matter. My condolences to Bob's family. He had a tremendous dedication to educating. He genuinely wanted you to *know* and to *discover.*

James Rugen

November 30, 2018

I am shaken to get this news. Bob was an extraordinary person - a great husband, father, teacher, coach, mentor, friend. His life was full of giving to others, sharing knowledge, skills, and enthusiasms. Nancy's and my condolences go out to Carol (another extraordinary person) and to Pam and Brian, all the Hartman family, and to all who will feel this loss.

Rex Joffray

November 29, 2018

Love to all the Hartman’s from the Joffray’s. Wonderful memories of Loomis, West Hill, and times we have shared as friends. Bob was an amazing man, one of the nicest, and will be deeply missed. We are so lucky to have enjoyed his company for many years. Rex

Ted Medrek

November 22, 2018

So sad to hear of this. So many Windsor memories. Thinking of you all with sympathy and love.

Kelly White Gregory

November 20, 2018

Carol, Pam and Brian,
So sorry for your loss! Childhood friends will always keep up bonded. I spent many mornings swimming in the pool at Loomis early with your family. So many memories sliding down the hill on sleds. Your Dad will be your guiding angel! I’m sure my mom welcomed him to heaven with open arms! God bless your family at this struggling time. May you find strength through your grieving process.

Kelly White Gregory