CARTHAGE – Joseph Charles Hartley, 67, 35587 County Rte. 36, Munns Corners, died Monday evening April 14th, 2014, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where he had been a patient for a short time.
Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 7, 1946, the son of Joseph P. & Miriam Lewin Hartley, he attended New Bedford High School. He served in the United States Army from June, 1968 to June, 1988. He served a one year combat tour in Vietnam. He retired as a First Sergeant, with B Company, 10th Signal Battalion.
He loved baseball and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, riding rollercoasters and eating out with his friends. He also traveled frequently to visit his family.
He is survived by his sons, James M. Hartley, Seattle, Washington and Joseph D. and his wife, Robyn Hartley, Virginia and two grandchildren, Lily and Noah. Also surviving are his siblings and their spouses; Maureen & David Barton, Massachusetts, Margaret & Wayne Rose, Georgia, Miriam & Bruce Martin, Georgia, Charles K. & Robin Hartley, Massachusetts and Melanie Chavez, Georgia. He is predeceased by his brother, John Hartley.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 17th at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, with the Rev. George F. Maroun, Pastor of the St. James Catholic Church, Carthage, officiating. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7 – 9 PM.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate