Calling Hours:
Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:00-11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Friday, September 9, 2016, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Rex Wasser, officiating
Pastor of First United Methodist Church

Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military honors
at the conclusion of the service

Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Jay Lloyd Hartman, age 85, of Evergreen Dr., Hempfield Twp., Greenville, passed away on September 6, 2016.  Jay was born in Chambersburg, PA on December 28, 1930 to John and Judith (McNeal) Hartman. He had 8 brothers and sisters. Jay loved this large family and enjoyed many picnics and reunions with his parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1948. He graduated from Penn State University in 1953 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married Lucille M. Dentler on December 27, 1952.

Jay served in the United States Air Force from April 1953 until April 1955. He was stationed in Belleville, Ill. and on the island of Guam as a communications officer. He was employed by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company from June 1955 until December 1982 as an International Manufacturing Manager. During his employment with CB & I, he lived in Greenville, PA, Naperville, Ill, Pittsburgh, PA, Birmingham, AL and then returned to Greenville. In 1983 he was employed by Mercer Paper Tube, Greenville PA as Plant Manager. In November 1987 he purchased a stainless steel pipe company, now known as the JL Hartman Company.

Jay met his wife, Lucille (“Sammy”) while in high school. He often walked her to her home on Wilson Avenue after school. They had five children – John Jay, Susan, Cindy, Lisa, and Patty. Jay would tell you that raising four daughters was no easy task and would give anyone grey hair!

Jay was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Greenville and a member of the Rotary Club of Greenville. He joined the Rotary Club on January 9, 1992 and was an honorary member upon his death and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Survivors include four daughters, Sue Avril and her husband Robert of Jamestown, PA, Cindy Kennelly and her husband Rich of Sudbury MA, Lisa Hartman and her fiancé Frank Gates of Niskayuna, NY, and Patty Francis and her husband Harry of Jacksonville, FL. Jay’s pride and joy were his 10 grandchildren, Ryan, Jonathan, Andrew, Tim, Melissa, Sam, John, Hailey, Madelyn, and Grace. Jay was looking forward to the wedding of Ryan and his fiancé Alex Ott in June 2017.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Flo and Naomi, his brothers Lowell and Owen and his son John Jay.

Jay’s love of antiques and auctions came from his parents who were well-known antique dealers.  He loved the excitement of bidding and winning a good deal. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, taking part in an annual tomato competition with his dear lifelong friends, Harry and Doris McMinn. He loved to play golf and plant trees. Jay was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan, delighting in the 1979 World Series win over the Baltimore Orioles with Willie Stargell receiving the MVP award. Jay loved the Stone Arch restaurant, having his swimming pool full of grandkids, and he loved his wife Sammy. He was also very thankful for the care provided by Caregivers over the last years allowing him and Sammy to remain in their home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Greenville Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 364, Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Andy Moreland Andy Moreland
    September 8, 2016    

    Sammy, So sorry of hearing of Jay passing. You are in my prawers Andy

  2. Andy Moreland Andy Moreland
    September 8, 2016    

    Thinkjing of you and youe family. Love

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 8, 2016    

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time, you are all in my thoughts…. Lori Miller

  4. Louise Davis Louise Davis
    September 8, 2016    

    Thinking of all of you. Many memories.

  5. peggy williams peggy williams
    September 9, 2016    

    so sorry for your loss I will miss him a lot he loved telling me what to make for supper and dessert mostly peggy williams

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