Charlotte I. Hartman, 84, Ephrata, receptionist, was organist at Bergstrasse Lutheran

By on November 5, 2014

Charlotte I. Hartman, 84, of Ephrata, formerly of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Farmersville to the late Lemon and Cora (Zimmerman) Leicy and was the wife of the late Harold J. Hartman who passed away in 1997.

Charlotte was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Lancaster, where she had been a member of the choir. She was a former member of the Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, Ephrata, where she was the church organist for many years. Charlotte loved music, especially sacred music, playing the piano, enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. She retired in 2005 from Blakinger, Byler and Thomas law firm as a receptionist/secretary.

She is survived by a son: Andrew T. Hartman of Lancaster; two daughters: Pamela D., wife of Duane Kurtz of Lancaster; Chrystelle, wife of Paul Masciantonio of Wallingford; seven grandchildren: Keri Shultz, Abigail (Abby) Crosby, Albert Kurtz, Lauren Masciantonio, Christopher Hartman, Anna Masciantonio, Tara Hartman; three great-grandchildren: Alexis, Christian and Charlotte Shultz; and a sister: Pearl Kilhefner of Ephrata.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Stanley and Victor Leicy; a sister: Grace Zimmerman.

Services were held Nov. 1 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Lancaster, with Pastor Mark Russell officiating. Interment took place in the Bergstrasse Cemetery, Ephrata.

If desired, Memorial contributions in Charlotte’s memory may be made to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 or Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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