Lifelong Aurora resident

Services were Jan. 26 at Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Mantua for lifelong Aurora resident Harold A. Hartman Sr., 94, who died Jan. 22, 2013 at his home.

Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Aurora, he was the son of the late Maartin and Katharine (Marm) Hartman. He graduated from Aurora High School and was a longtime member of Aurora United Methodist Church.

A skilled machinist, he had been employed at and was retired from David Hunter Manufacturing in Solon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He held memberships in Aurora VFW Post 2629 and Masonic Lodge F&AM, and was a 32nd Degree member of the Valley of Cleveland Scottish Rite.

Mr. Hartman built and donated a sugar house to the city of Aurora. It was constructed from large ash trees on his property.

Survivors include grandchildren Harold "Chip" (Suzanne) Hartman III of Pinkney, Mich., Julie Hartman-Tues and Kristen (Jim) Hartman-Sopa of Wisconsin; great-grandchildren Alex, Michael, Torri and Elle; and niece Patricia (Dan) Bernardinalli of Mantua.

He was preceded in death by his wife Anne Marie, who he married June 15, 1940, son Harold A. "Butch" Hartman Jr., two sisters and four brothers.

The Rev. Laurie Metzko, associate minister of Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon officiated at the funeral ceremony.

Mr. Hartman was buried at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Townshilp. Full military rites was presented by the U.S. Navy honor guard, assisted by members of American Legion Post 193 of Mantua.

Contributions can be made to the Aurora High School Alumni Association. His obituary can be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.