Richard Hartenstein

HARTENSTEIN, Richard Glen “Dick,” 79, of Bethlehem died Friday, December 16, 2011 in Liza’s Place, Wheeling.

He was born January 14, 1932, son of the late Howard and Vancie Wilson Hartenstein.

Dick was a retired Central Office foreman for Bell Atlantic “Ma Bell” with over 35 years of service. He was a Korean War Veteran with the U.S. Navy.

Dick was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 1949 graduate of Wheeling High School, the Telephone Pioneers of America, member of the Scottish Rite, member of the El Tor Grotto, Past chairman of Credit Committee of Whetelco and was very active with the Little League of Bethlehem Program where he was a past coach.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Hartenstein; three sisters, Betty and Virginia Mumley and Judy Redmond.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Lois I. Marple Hartenstein; a daughter, Pam Trabert and husband, Tim of Wheeling; a son, Rick Hartenstein and wife, Donna of Leonardtown, Md.; sisters, Jackie Henry of Connellsville, Pa. and Ruth Hodgkiss of Massillon, Ohio; sisters-inlaw, Betty Hartenstein of Martins Ferry, Ohio and Mineta Prettyman and husband, Al of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Hilary, Emily and Melanie all of Leonardtown, Md., Tony and Marlo, both of Wheeling, 22 nieces and nephews and many special neighbors.

Friends will be received on Monday, December 19, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., 304-242-2311 where services will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Margie Carr and Mr. Tim Orr officiating.

Interment will be held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery where Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 or local charity of donors choice.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.