Ronald Hartman

Ronald M. Hartman

1946 - 2022

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Ronald M. Hartman, affectionately known by many as Ron and Beatle, entered the world on July 8, 1946 to his father, Alvin, and his mother, Helen. The only son in the family, he grew up alongside his two beloved sisters, Barbara and Karen. 

After graduating from St. Francis High School and attending Alfred University, Ron heeded the call to serve and enlisted in the United States Army in January 1966. He valiantly served his nation until his service ended in December of 1968 and would remain a proud veteran for the rest of his days to come. After returning from his time in the Army, Ron joined Computer Task Group as a programmer. From there, he worked his way up the ladder becoming a recruitment manager. He would go on to stay with the company for 28 years.  

As time went on, Ron connected with the love of his life, Patricia Sheehan. The two wed, and the pair would go on to spend 52 wonderful years together. Their family would soon expand to include their two children, Shawn and Heather, and be further blessed with four grandchildren: Preston, Quinn, Decklan, and Brooks. More than anything else, Ron loved and cherished his family in any way he could. 

A great passion of Ron’s was sports, and he filled his life with as much of it as possible. In 1969, Ron followed in his own father’s footsteps and took up umpiring local baseball and softball games with the Western New York Umpire Association. It became such a passion of his that he continued umpiring throughout the next several decades. Ron adored frequent fishing trips to Canada with his father throughout his life and continued the tradition with his own children. He was also a competitive golfer, hockey and billiards player.  

Ron was a Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres season ticket holder since 1977 and loved to watch and attend any game he could.  

Ron and Patsy also enjoyed camping with friends and boating at their cottage at Lime Lake, where they would bring the family down to enjoy time on the water.

Ron unfortunately had to retire from playing and attending all sports when his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) became too much.

All in all, Ron would never pass up an opportunity to spend time and share his passions with his family. He will truly be missed by those that knew him best, and the world is left a little less bright in his absence.  

Hartman, Ronald of Lackawanna, NY on August 3, 2022. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Sheehan); Devoted father of Shawn (Taryn) and Heather Hartman; Cherished grandfather of Preston McClellan and Quinn, Decklan, and Brooks Hartman; Loving brother of Barbara (Joseph) DiMatteo and Karen (Donald) Brodfuehrer; Dearest nephew of Bernard Sheehan, Sr. and brother-in-law of Frances (Joseph) Pieczonka, late Mary (late Barry) Blakeslee, and Nelson (Annie) Sheehan; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ron was a proud Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. Friends will be received Monday 8/8 from 3-7PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna Tuesday 8/9 at 10:30 AM, followed by interment at Holy Cross. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association. Online condolences and donations at


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Visiting Hours

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, August 8, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
767 Ridge Rd.
Lackawanna, New York, United States

Graveside Service

11:30 am
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Holy Cross Cemetery(Lackawanna)
861-929 Fr. Baker Blvd.
Lackawanna, New York, United States