Jack Edwin Hartman lost a short but brave battle to pancreatic cancer and went to heaven on Thursday, May 8, 2014.Jack was born on October 29, 1931 to Clifford and Mattie Rose Hartman in Hamilton, OH. As an only child, and raised by his grandmother, he went on to become a star football player in High School, joined the
and married the love of his life Barbara Grafton on September 20, 1952. Jack retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer Dental Technician in 1971 after 20 years and made a career change as the assistant manager of the Whidbey Federal Credit Union in Oak Harbor, WA. He later moved to Olympia, WA where he managed the Social and Health Services Credit Union. After retiring for good, he and Barbara headed south to Yuma, AZ for the past 25 years, but still returned to Whidbey Island for the beautiful summers. Jack, a 32nd Degree Shriner, was very active in the Oak Harbor 4th of July parades and various charitable activities.Jack loved to golf, loved to socialize (especially happy hours), and loved his family and friends more than anything. He checked off the last item on his bucket list with a fishing trip to the Kenai River in Alaska with his good friends and had one of the best times of his life. He fought his battle with cancer often dreaming he was back at that same place.Jack is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Hartman; son, Matthew Hartman of Marysville, WA; daughter, Vickie Catton of Kapolei, HI; grandchildren, Kristofer Catton of Portland, OR, Tara Johnson of Crownsville, MD, and Elizabeth Klone of Eagle River, AK; great grandchildren, Katherine Johnson, Natalie Johnson and Jackson Edwin Klone.No services will be held. Jack's only request is you have a drink for him. Any contributions in his name can be made to the Humane Society of Yuma, AZ.Luva, luva, love you!