Gerald Richard Hartman

December 8, 1927 - August 14, 2001

12/08/1927 - 08/14/2001

CPO Ret. Gerald Richard Hartman

Norfolk- Gerald Richard Hartman, 73, died August 14, 2001 in his residence.

A native of Nappanee Indiana. Mr. Hartman has been a resident of Norfolk for 49 years. He served in World War II and retired from the Navy as a Chief Gunnersmate. He was a member of Fleet Res., Wrecktangles Square Dance Club, and worked with scouting for 20 years. He loved the outdoors and camping.

Mr. Hartman is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Zelma L. Hartman; son, Roger D. Hartman and wife Linda of Chesapeake; daughter, Gail H. Clark and husband Wayne of New Kent Co. VA; son, David R. Hartman of Norfolk; son, Charles P. Hartman of Savannah, GA; son, Timothy M. Hartman and Karen Mosby of Norfolk; 2 sisters, Barbara Douglas and Lois Losee of Indiana; grandchildren, Laura C. Beale, Ryan D. Hartman and great-grandchild, Nathan O. Beal all of Virginia Beach.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Hubert and Mamie Hartman.

A funeral service will be held Friday 1 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Virginia Beach Chapel with Rev. Vance Smith officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family with receive family and friends Thursday 7-9 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Malinda Potier
8 years ago

Dear Charlie,

You have my deepest sympathy. Please Call me at 623-6276 an come over for a visit.We would love to see and hear from you. Lucy misses you and I miss you more. I love you.


John and Sarah Bryant
8 years ago

Dear Hartman’s,

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May the fond memories bring you all comfort. Love,

Johnny and Sarah Bryant

Sheila & Linwood Robinson
8 years ago

May the thoughts and prayers of your friends

and loved ones comfort you in your loss.

David t. & Kay B. Clark
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mr. Hartman will be missed dearly. We will always remember all of the fond memories of camping with him and spending time with him at Gallopond Campground and at many other family outings. He will always be remembered.

Art & Eleanor Baumann
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

John T. Deal
8 years ago

Our thoughts are with you and your family. Johnny @ John Deal

Wayne T. Fager
8 years ago


I know it’s a great loss, losing your father. If there is anything Carolyn and I can do let us know. I’m sorry for your loss.


Emily Wolf
8 years ago


My heart and symapthy are with you and your family! I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. There just aren’t enough words.

Pat & Redgy Bellman
8 years ago

Zelma & family

Sorry to read of your loss. Memories are a lasting blessing. Our Prayers and sympathy are with all of you.

Kitty Wolf & Arthur Steinberg
8 years ago

Zelma and Tim,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We still talk about the great times we had camping with you all at Gallow Pond. Our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Kitty and Arthur

Mary L Owenby
8 years ago


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.