Vernon Hartman, 81, RCA worker, Korean veteran

By on January 12, 2012

Vernon F. Hartman, 81, of East Petersburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

He and his wife, Lorna A. (Snader) Hartman, were married on Feb. 14, 2005. Born in Collegeville, Vernon was the son of the late Peter M. and Sara (Behney) Hartman.

He was formerly employed as a production worker at RCA’s Lancaster facility for 28 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed going camping, listening to Bluegrass music and working on cars and trucks.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Beverly A., wife of Jay Laser, of Landisville; Diane M., wife of Daniel Burkhart, of Plano, Texas; and Kim L., wife of Thomas Zern, of Manheim; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; nine siblings: Hazel A. Hoak, of Lancaster; Bette-Jean, wife of Al Wilkowski, of California; Harold E. Hartman, of Lancaster; Audrey Houck-Johnson, of Manheim; Dale P., husband of Frances (Leonhard) Hartman, of Akron; Delano R., husband of Belva (Gibbs) Hartman, of Lancaster; LaVerne B., husband of Thelma (Donahue) Hartman, of Alaska; Dean W., husband of Patricia (Todd) Hartman, of Florida; and Sheldon N., husband of Sharon (Steely) Hartman, of Lancaster.

In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by three brothers: Meredith "Buddy" Hartman, Kenneth "Kenny" Hartman and Carl V. Hartman.

Memorial services were held on Jan. 11 at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata, with the Rev. David Hinkley officiating. Interment with full military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Vernon’s memory may be with checks payable to the Lebanon VA Medical Center earmarked for Hospice Care and mailed to Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.

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