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Oscar F. Hartman

November 21, 1924 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 96)


     Oscar F. Hartman, 96, passed into the Lord’s hands on March 30, 2021. He was born on November21, 1924 in Phillipsburg, Ohio to the late James and Tressie (Yount) Hartman. He was a 1943 graduate of Brookville High School. He then joined the U.S. Navy during WW II and served in the Pacific Theatre on submarine tenders and submarines and was at Tokyo Bay to witness the formal Japanese surrender onboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945. He was honorably discharged in 1946 as an Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class at Key West, FL.

     While on leave from the Navy, he married his high school sweetheart Juanita M. Niswonger in Brookville, OH. on October 20, 1945. In 2020 they celebrated their 75th anniversary with family. He worked in supervision at General Telephone Co. of Ohio for 37 years at Brookville, Celina, and Marion before retiring in 1983.

     He was an avid baseball and basketball fan and excelled in both sports in high school, and a life-long Cincinnati Reds fan. He also enjoyed many years of bowling and golf leagues with his friends and colleagues. He was a long-time member and supporter of VFW Post 7201, American Legion Post 162, Emanuel Lutheran Church, and Masonic Lodge 70, Scottish Rite of the Valley of Columbus. But his main passion was his pride in his family. He and Juanita enjoyed time with their sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They also had many good friends and enjoyed travel to Myrtle Beach and around the country. Oscar is survived by his loving wife Juanita, sons Douglas (Rebecca) of Pebble Beach, CA., Randall (Cathy) of Marion, OH., grandsons Anthony, Benjamin, and Aaron, four great grandchildren, and step grandchildren Jason Daiber and Julie Daiber McNamara. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Charles Hartman, Imo Hartman Behken, Raymond Hartman, Amber Hartman Hefelfinger, John Roetter, Bob Roetter, and grandson Christopher Hartman.

     We want to thank the wonderful caregivers and staff at Primrose Retirement Community, especially Tracy and Linda. There will be no viewing and a family-only graveside service. Contributions in Oscar’s name may be made to the charity of your choice or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

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