Paul L. Hartman
Mr. Paul L. Hartman, age 93, of New Castle, DE, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Mr. Hartman, a native Delawarean, was born in Hartly on November 12, 1918. An outstanding example of the fine young men belonging to our “Greatest Generation,” he proudly and honorably served his country in the US Army during World War II.
An entirely self-taught mechanic, Mr. Hartman was always modest about his skills, but was widely admired by his colleagues for his tremendous understanding of automobiles and his complete expertise in dealing with even the most difficult mechanical problems. In 1963, he established his own service station, Hartman’s Arco in Newark, which he operated until his retirement.
Mr. Hartman will be long remembered for being generous to a fault, always putting others’ needs before his own.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Gretchen Hartman; his devoted wife, Ella L. Hartman; and siblings, Roy, Glen, Geneva, and Margie. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia L. “Patsy” Mason of New Castle, and Marie R. Stangee (Mike Sr.) of Bear; sister, Betty Stanley of Oxford, PA; grandchildren, Greg and Kenny Mason, Michael Jr. and Brandon Stangee; 12 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.