Herbert Bright Hartman, 95, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Shamokin Dam, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Elizabethtown, Pa.
He was born July 19, 1922, a son of the late Herbert and Ruth ( Bright) Hartman.
If you had met Herb, within the first few seconds, you'd realize he was someone special, someone cut from a different cloth. After a few more seconds, you'd know that he loved the Lord. Within a few minutes, you would hear him say that he was the richest man in the world. He would tell you that it was because the Lord blessed him with a huge family: six kids, 18 grandkids, and 18 great- grandkids. If you kept talking awhile, he'd tell you that he was a miracle of God because of surviving many life altering accidents. If you were lucky, he might have told you about his time in the Pacific during World War II as a field medic. He was the recipient of five Bronze Stars.
Herb graduated from Wilson High School, Reading Pa. and a graduate of Franklin and Marshall with a B.S. in History and Education. He also earned a Master's in Business from Temple University.
Herb began his career as a History teacher at Boyertown School District and was also the boy's basketball coach, where they earned a trip to the state playoffs. Following his teaching career, Herb was a district manager for Nationwide Insurance for 30 years.
Herb and his wife, Naomi served as missionaries in Russia in 1993 ministering to children in schools, orphanages, and hospitals; using puppet shows to spread God's good news. Herb also had a "card ministry", where he would minister to people with words of encouragement for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and sickness.
Herb enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting, fishing, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his beautiful wife, Miram Kegerize Hartman and her children, David and Nancy Kegerize, Ann Gecelosky, and Joan and Alex Perizioso. Also surviving are his children, David and Dianne Hartman and family, Ruth Ann and Benton Kline and family, Mary Ellen Dadd and family, Daniel and Phyllis Hartman and family, Elizabeth and Darrel Neff and family, Deborah and Jeffrey Smith and family. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Hannah Neff.
He was preceded in death by his first beautiful wife, Naomi Hartman with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral at 10, in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa., where Mr. Joshua Kline wiIl officiate.
Interment will follow the service in Norland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Ave., Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.
Online condolences may be offered on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuenralome.com.
Published on February 13, 2018