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Subject: George L. Hartman, father of TV's Steve Hartman of "CBS Sunday Morning" fame, whose unassuming widowered life as a longtime chemical and metallurgical industries worker, came to a peaceful end, at a senior living community in Atlanta. He was 92. ...

Died January 25, 2019
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George L. Hartman (1926-2019);
WWII veteran was 'a man of integrity' …

Toledo Blade
Staff Writer by Mike Sigov

George L. Hartman, 92, a longtime chemical and metallurgical industries worker who was a Army veteran of World War II, died Friday of natural causes at the the Belmont Village Buckhead senior living community in Atlanta.

Mr. Hartman retired as a quality-control analyst from Ford’s Sandusky Plastics plant in the 1990s after 20 years. He previously was a quality-control analyst for 27 years at the former Bunting Brass and Bronze plant in Toledo.

“He just loved conversation and he loved people,” his son, Steve Hartman, said. “One of his favorite activities was talking to strangers.
And no conversation was too trite for him. If you wanted to talk about gas prices, especially high gas prices, he would be fine with that.

“He was also a man of integrity. That’s what stood out about him. He was like George Washington in that he never told a lie,” the younger Mr. Hartman said, adding that his father hardly missed a day at both jobs.

The elder Mr. Hartman was born May 15, 1926, in Springfield Township to Emma and George Hartman.

In 1943, he quit high school in his junior year to work on a farm for about a year to help his family.

In 1944, he was drafted by the Army, completed basic training, and was shipped to the Philippines.

In the Philippines, he was with the Army’s 32nd “Red Arrow” Division; after the war ended, he was part of the U.S. occupying force in Japan. While in the Army, he was at different times a supplies specialist and a military policeman.

Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Toledo to work at Bunting Brass and Bronze.

In 1951, he married Glenna Opperman; they settled in Toledo where they raised three sons. She died in 2015.
Mr. Hartman was proud that all his sons were Eagle Scouts. He was also proud of his German heritage. …

In retirement, Mr. Hartman enjoyed visiting national parks, and attending German American festivals in Oregon.
Over the years, he also enjoyed having pet Shetland sheepdogs, of which he owned four.

He was a longtime member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Toledo. He also belonged to area veterans’ organizations.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter and three sisters. Surviving are his sons, Joseph, Michael, and Steve Hartman; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

Hartman, seen here with his son Steve Hartman in recent years. ...

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, 1842 Airport Hwy.

The family suggests tributes to the Boy Scouts of America Erie Shores Council.

First Published January 28, 2019, 9:00pm

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George L. Hartman family obit ...

...On Friday, January 25th, George L. Hartman, father of three, passed away at the age of 92. George was born May 15th, 1926 in Holland, Ohio. He served in the Army during World War II, stationed mostly in the Philippines. After the war, he returned to Toledo and worked as a chemist for 27 years at Bunting Brass and Bronze. He then spent 20 years as a metallurgist at the Ford Plastics Plant in Sandusky. At both jobs, he virtually never missed a day of work.

On October 6th, 1951, he married Glenna Mae Opperman. They built a home on Malcom Rd. in Toledo. George lived there 64 years before moving to Atlanta.

George and Glenna raised three boys - all Eagle Scouts. George was proud of that, as he was a scout leader for many years. Most notably, he led a troop of special needs scouts at the Sunshine Children's Home.

George also loved America's national parks (especially Yosemite), talking to strangers, the German American Festival
(or anything German, for that matter), and Shetland Sheepdogs. He had four Shelties, all named "Frisky", over a 50-year span.

George was preceded in death by his wife Glenna, daughter Sheryll, mother Emma, father George, and sisters Virginia, Marie, and Betty. He is survived by his sons, Joseph (Mary Pat), Michael (Lisa), and Stephen (Andrea). George has 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

George will be most remembered for his devotion
to family and his unwavering integrity. …

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, January 31st at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, 1842 Airport Hwy., Toledo, OH 43607. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations may go to the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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