WILLIAMSPORT – Paul Edwin Hartman, 76, of C-62 16505 Virginia Ave. and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Oct. 31, 2007, in the emergency room of the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
Born April 20, 1931, in Five Forks, Pa., he was the son of the late Kellar P. and Esther V. Shipp Hartman.
Mr. Hartman was the founder and president of Valley Credit Service of Hagerstown and also formerly worked at the Household Finance Co. in Hagerstown, Baltimore and Florida. He was a charter member of the Maryland Collection Agency Licensing Board.
He was a longtime member of Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown, where he previously had served on the church board, as a deacon and as Sunday school superintendent. Mr. Hartman also had been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown.
He was active in The Salvation Army in Hagerstown, where he served on the board, and following his retirement, he managed the thrift store.
He was a 1949 graduate of Greencastle (Pa.) High School and served in the U.S. Army in the Medical Corps at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.
He and his wife, Alice L. Snider Hartman, were married on Sept. 19, 1953 at Macedonia United Brethren Church near Greencastle. Mrs. Hartman has been quite active in the Women of Grace USA ministry of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Surviving family in addition to his wife are one son, Randall E., husband of Joni, Hartman of Ellicott City, Md.; one sister, Louise Ryder Linebaugh of Greencastle; three granddaughters, Beth Anne Dunphy and her husband, Martin, Sarah Hartman and Rebecca Hartman; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Hartman and Robert Hartman.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. at Grace Brethren Church, 837 Spruce St., Hagerstown, with Pastor Brad Nigh officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church Cemetery near Mercersburg, Pa. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.
Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Homewood Retirement Center, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, MD 21795; or Grace Brethren Church, 837 Spruce St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com