In memory of
William R. Hartman
In memory of
William R. Hartman
90, died June 12, 2019, in West Chester, PA. Born in Cleveland on December 3, 1928, the son of Dr. Vaughn Lionel Hartman and Williamina Ralph Hartman, Bill attended University School in Shaker Heights, served as a sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps, and was a graduate of Adelbert College at Western Reserve University, where he majored in public speaking. In 1951 he married Claire Landgrebe of East Cleveland and with her unwavering love and support built a family and a successful career in business. Bill's career began in Cleveland at Republic Steel, Robert Heller & Associates, and William Hartman & Company. In 1967 he joined ITT in New York, serving as vice president and director of organization and business planning. He later was president and CEO of Grinnell Corp. in Providence, RI (1970-74); and chairman, president, and CEO of Interpace Corp. in Parsippany, NJ (1974-84). Bill also served on the board of directors of Republic Steel, Fleet Financial Group, and Thomas & Betts. Bill and Claire retired to Culpeper, VA, later moving to Litchfield, CT, where Bill was active in town affairs. Married for 66 years, Bill and Claire enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques, and entertaining at their lovely homes. Bill will be remembered for his lifelong love of music and books, his interest in history and genealogy, his joy in gardening and ocean fishing, and his expansive wonder at the natural world. He is survived by his daughters, Marian Rogers of Ithaca, NY; Margaret Nichols of York Harbor, ME; and Claire Simler of Litchfield, CT; his son, William R. Hartman, Jr., of Berwyn, PA; their spouses, Stephen, David, Pierre, and Barbara; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Claire, a son, and a granddaughter.
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In memory of
William R. Hartman
90, died June 12, 2019, in West Chester, PA. Born in Cleveland on December 3, 1928, the son of Dr. Vaughn Lionel Hartman and Williamina Ralph Hartman, Bill attended University School in Shaker Heights, served as a sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps, and was a graduate of Adelbert College at Western Reserve University, where he majored in public speaking. In 1951 he married Claire Landgrebe of East Cleveland and with her unwavering love and support built a family and a successful career in business. Bill's career began in Cleveland at Republic Steel, Robert Heller & Associates, and William Hartman & Company. In 1967 he joined ITT in New York, serving as vice president and director of organization and business planning. He later was president and CEO of Grinnell Corp. in Providence, RI (1970-74); and chairman, president, and CEO of Interpace Corp. in Parsippany, NJ (1974-84). Bill also served on the board of directors of Republic Steel, Fleet Financial Group, and Thomas & Betts. Bill and Claire retired to Culpeper, VA, later moving to Litchfield, CT, where Bill was active in town affairs. Married for 66 years, Bill and Claire enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques, and entertaining at their lovely homes. Bill will be remembered for his lifelong love of music and books, his interest in history and genealogy, his joy in gardening and ocean fishing, and his expansive wonder at the natural world. He is survived by his daughters, Marian Rogers of Ithaca, NY; Margaret Nichols of York Harbor, ME; and Claire Simler of Litchfield, CT; his son, William R. Hartman, Jr., of Berwyn, PA; their spouses, Stephen, David, Pierre, and Barbara; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Claire, a son, and a granddaughter.
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