Obituary of George Hartdorn
George Hartdom, Point Pleasant Boro, passed at Willow Springs Rehabilitation Center, Brick, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at the age of 93 after a year stay as a dementia patient.
Born and raised in Newark he spent his summer childhood at his grandparents’ home in Point Pleasant Beach which was built in 1882. At 16 he met Jeanne, his wife, in Newark and married a few years later.
Drafted into the Korean War, the day before deployment to Korea with a specialty in printing was commissioned to operate the Ellis Island printing facility for the Army. After military service he and Jeanne purchased land and moved to Point Pleasant Boro where they built a home on a forested street and resided there for the next seventy years.
The printing skills carried on thru employment at The Leader in Point Pleasant Beach and the Coast Star in Manasquan. In his mid-forties he left the printing field and was employed as a salesman with a union commercial contractor as Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and New York flourished. During this course four boys were born and raised and as a family lived the Jersey Shore life.
George was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne; son, Glenn; son, Gary; and grandson, David James.
Surviving are his sons, Trace and wife, Pauline of Point Pleasant Beach, and David and wife, Laura of Brick and Point Pleasant Beach. Also surviving are daughter-in-law, Ruta Slepetys; grandchildren, Carly, Quinn and granddaughter-in-law, Samantha, Heather, and Joe; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the friends and neighbors for their care which afforded George and Jeanne the ability to reside in their home, the compassionate staff of Willow Springs, and the hospital system. George and his wife Jeanne, who passed a year ago, will be interred in the "Garden of Remembrance" at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, Brick.
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