Alan M. Hartman, 64, of 1424 Scott St., Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord at 7:40 p.m., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his home, following a 10 month battle with cancer. Born November 29, 1948, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late Fred R. Hartman, and Sally (Geissinger) Hartman, who survives in Orlando, FL. He was united in marriage to the former TyJuan G. Nail on July 9, 1989. Mrs. Hartman survives at their residence.
Mr. Hartman is survived by four children, William Gibson, and his wife, Julie, Lorri McKinney, and her husband, Rick, all of Renick, WV, Gretchen Hartman of Elizabethtown and Barrett Hartman of Somerset, NJ. He was preceded in death by a son, James Gibson, Jr. in 1984. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Ryan J. Gibson of Charleston, SC, Olivia Hancock of Renick, WV, Claire, Cohen and Willa Gibson, also of Renick, WV. In addition, Mr. Hartman is survived by one sister and two brothers, Linda Bragg, and her husband, James of MontVerde, FL, Philip Hartman, and his wife, Susan of Greencastle, and Jon Hartman of Houtzdale.
He was a member of the First Regular Baptist Church of Huntingdon, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, Church Moderator, Deacon, member of the church choir and church bowling team.
Mr. Hartman was a 1966 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School. He received his B.S. degree in Education from Lock Haven State College in 1971, and M.S. degree in Education and Administration from the University of Southern California in 1973.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany.
Mr. Hartman taught Health and Physical Education for 30 years at Mount Union Area Junior/Senior High School. During that time he was the head coach of the Mount Union Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams. In the 1970’s, he participated with the construction of the first track and field facility at the school. He was also the Mount Union head football coach and presently the winningest head football coach in Mount Union history. He was an assistant basketball and wrestling coach at Mount Union and served as the advisor to the Student Council for six years. It was during the 1980’s that he served as Juniata College’s head coach of their Men’s and Women’s Track and Field programs and was assistant football coach.
While teaching, Mr. Hartman was also a part-time DCNR park ranger at Greenwood Furnace and Whipple Dam State Parks, and became a full-time park ranger following his teaching career.
For the 2011 season, Mr. Hartman came out of retirement to take the helm as Mount Union’s head football coach, but due to his recent illness, his second tenure as head coach was shortened following the 2012 season.
He loved to golf and enjoyed league bowling and bicycling. His foremost avocations were activities involving his grandchildren, particularly taking them canoeing and swimming, and serving as their personal tour guide during their numerous trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
Friends may call from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M., on Sunday, April 7, 2013, in the Social Hall of the First Regular Baptist Church, Sixth and Mifflin Streets, Huntingdon, PA. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the First Regular Baptist Church, with Pastor John C. Staje officiating. Private interment with military honors will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in remembrance of Alan M. Hartman may be made to the First Regular Baptist Church “Stained Glass Fund”, c/o Virginia Rudy, Treasurer, 11175 Raystown Rd., Huntingdon, PA 16652.
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