Lauren John Hartlage
September 15, 1959 – May 3, 2021
HARTLAGE, Lauren John, age 61 passed away on May 3, 2021, in Orlando, Fl. John was born in Tampa, Fl, the son of the late Fredrick and Alberta Hartlage. A graduate of Jesuit High School, he attended Florida State University and then graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida in 1993.
John was a Construction Project Manager for Enclos Corp and was part of a team that built the new Museum of Modern Art Expansion Tower, a supertall skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, NYC. Prior to that he had his own construction business and worked for Tri-State Glass in the states and Dolphin Glass in the Cayman Islands. John loved scuba diving, fishing and corvettes but most of all loved his parents and family. John was a gentle giant with a big heart who was loved by so many.
John is survived by his brothers, Fredrick Hartlage Jr. (Eleanor), Dr. Randell Hartlage (Debbie), and Christopher Hartlage (Patti); his sisters, Mary Lois Fernandez (Dr. Robert) and Brenda Mack (Warren); and 11 nieces and nephews.
A memorial funeral mass will be held on May 21, 2021 at 12:30pm at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Tampa Fl. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to Jesuit High School, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Metropolitan Ministries or St. Judes.
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Lauren John Hartlage
May 10, 2021
john was a wonderful person an exceptional human being it was a pleasure having him as my boss in the cayman island he touched the hearts of everyone he came across with his kindness he will be forever in our hearts condolences to his family may the lord comfort you all at this time love you john
May 9, 2021
John was a very nice person who I come to love as my boss and a friend the time he was in Cayman even when he was at home we keep in touch he is going to be missed when I heard of his passing it bring tear to my eyes he was a good person and someone that you always want to work with he make you feel welcome when you come to work he his going to be in my memory always , Blessing to his family an be strong God be with you all.
May 8, 2021
John was a very warm,easy-going and thoughtful guy who I loved. He made you want him as your friend.
Down here in Cayman, where he spent quite a few years ago plying his trade as a glazier, he had a very good reputation. You could rely on John to get the job done right.
In 1998 I had already known him many years when he offered his apartment for me and a number of my reprobate friends to sober up after my stag night, leaving cigars for all of us.
A few years ago we talked about John coming back to Cayman to run our jobs for us, if we successfully branched out into Development.
I am so glad to have made his acquaintance.
May 6, 2021
John was a kind soul, with a great laugh, and lots of fun. I'll miss his friendship which started in our Freshman year at Jesuit High School. Our friendship continued as housemates at FSU with our friend John Livingston where we had many memorable moments together. He was a wonderful son and brother. He will forever be in my heart and prayers. Rest well, my friend!
May 4, 2021
John was one of my dearest friends. We met in the 9th grade at Jesuit as 14 year old "babies"! I am heartbroken and am lifting up the family in my prayers. He was such a kind soul, and he was one of the few individuals who I could tell anything! His family meant the world to him and his love for his Mom & Dad was beyond compare. Life won't be the same without him. Humanity has lost a man who is much needed in a dark world. Rest easy my friend!