Weekly Feature

2010-05-12 / Obituaries

John W. Hartman, retired Williamsville teacher, coach

John “Jack” W. Hartman, 69, of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Hospice Palliative Care Center after a short illness.

Har tman Har tman Mr. Hartman was born July 7, 1940, in Buffalo. He graduated from Cleveland Hill High School, where he played football and was on various All-Star and All-County teams. He then played football for and graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree and in 1969 with a master’s degree in education.

He was a physical education teacher at Heim and Casey middle schools for 35 years. He also coached varsity football and track and field at Williamsville North High School. He later became a professor and assistant track and field cross country coach at the University at Buffalo.

He was on the coaching staff when Williamsville North High School’s varsity football team went undefeated and became Section VI division champions in 1996. In 1985 he was named Coach of the Year.

He was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and a member of the UB Alumni Association and the Blue and White Club. He was also an avid golfer and former board member of the Lancaster Country Club.

He volunteered his time at the World University Games, Special Olympics and Gus Macker.

Mr. Hartman is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Sandra Lorenzo, Deborah Romaneo and Cynthia Paladino; three grandchildren; brother, Robert; and a nephew.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Arrangements were made by Kazmierczak Funeral Home.

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