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Jerald W. Hartman

May 14, 1940 January 13, 2019
Jerald W. Hartman
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Obituary for Jerald W. Hartman

Jerald W. Hartman, 78, of Fleetwood, passed away at 1:10 PM, Sunday, January 13th, at his residence.

Jerald was born in Hershey, on May 14, 1940, a son of the late Melva (Showers) and Jodie W. Hartman.
He was the husband of Ruthann (Gerhart) Hartman. They were married 56 years.

He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Reading. He enjoyed serving his church, singing in the choir, assisting ministry, and cooking his famous home fried potatoes for the monthly breakfast event.
Jerald graduated from Penn Bernville High School in 1957, attended Penn State Berks Campus, studying metallurgy and received a degree from Reading Area Community College in Industrial Management.
1978 he started working for Neapco Inc; in 1989 he was the founder of Hartman Driveshaft and Axle with his son Tim and wife Ruthann.

Jerald loved playing tennis and racing cars; He raced at the Reading Fairgrounds, Maple Grove and other drag strips; He loved building engines for himself and his friends hill climb cars, he held several hill climb records at Pagoda, Duryea, Weatherly, Rose Valley and Giants Despair. He was a member of Blue Mountain SCCA and was the founder of the Hall of Fame. Jerald, also was a talented pin stripe painter, painting many antique cars, helmets and motorcycles.
His family and friends were the love of his life, always willing to help others and organize gatherings.
We would like to thank the Reading Tower Health, Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and Bayada Hospice for their care.

In addition to his wife, Jerald is survived by
two sons Timothy J., husband of Sharon Hartman, of Fleetwood; David, husband of Pamela Sicher, of Kutztown;
Jerald is also survived by
a sister, Carol, wife of Gregory Kurpiewski, of Sinking Spring.
He is also survived by grandson Eric and a granddaughter Alexa.
Jerald was predeceased by a son Todd J. in 1989.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 26th at Nativity Lutheran Church, 1501 North 13th Street, Reading. The family will receive friends from 10:00 - 12:00 PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nativity Lutheran Church.

The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may made to www.sandersfuneral.com.


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10:00 AM 1/26/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/26/2019 12:00:00 PM
Nativity Lutheran Church

1501 North 13th Street
Reading, PA 19604

Nativity Lutheran Church
1501 North 13th Street Reading 19604 PA
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

26

Jan

12:00 PM 1/26/2019 12:00:00 PM
Nativity Lutheran Church

1501 North 13th Street
Reading, PA 19604

Nativity Lutheran Church
1501 North 13th Street Reading 19604 PA
United States

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Nativity Lutheran Church

1501 North 13th Street
Reading, PA 19604
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