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Gary L. Hartman

Gary Lynn Hartman, 69, of Lower Macungie, PA passed away peacefully at home on August 11, 2020. He was born on April 6, 1951 in Salamanca, New York, the son of the late Lowell William Hartman and Dorothy Huntsman, now of Ephrata, PA.

Gary graduated from Ephrata High School in 1969, and Juniata College in 1973 Gary spent his career teaching Chemistry and Natural Science and coaching sports in the Souderton, PA, school district. He was an avid fly fisherman, golfer, and tennis player, and enjoyed birdwatching, nature photography, and spending time outdoors.


He leaves behind his wife Lauren Margaret Hartman (Leigh) his son Andrew Hartman and his wife, Victoria, and his grandson Parker of Roslynn Heights, NY; his daughter, Aimee Hartman Ferloin, and her husband, Vinnie, of Erie, PA; brother Dr. Craig Hartman and his wife Jan of Altoona,PA; brother Jeff Hartman and his wife Denise of  Ephrata, PA; sister Diane Wealand and her husband Kevin of Ephrata PA; and many cousins and nieces. Gary’s life was truly enriched by his dear and loyal friends Frank Motaka, Darryl Smith, and Gary Freed. Lauren wishes to thank their many kind neighbors at Wild Cherry Knoll along with her sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Daniel Jones, whose support during this difficult time allowed Lauren to care for Gary at home.

Nicos Elias Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. A Celebration of Life Service is postponed until Spring. Memorial donations may be made to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. at projecthealingwaters.org