Richard
Richard "H" Albert Hartmann

October 15, 1941 - October 4, 2016
Resided in Cincinnati, OH

Obituary

Richard Albert "H" passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016. Dick was born on October 15, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Purcell High School in 1959, and later received his undergraduate and Masters degrees from Xavier University. He married his high school sweetheart, Judy Ann Federle, on November 23, 1961. Throughout his storied 39 years of teaching in Madeira, Mr. Hartmann, "Mr. H", or "H", as he was affectionately called by the over 5, 000 students he taught, was recognized with many accolades including multiple Teacher of the Year awards. He started the Teen Counseling program in Madeira to help keep kids drug-free while also serving as a track, basketball and little league baseball coach. "H's" philosophy as a teacher and coach was to "help the student find who they were and believe in themselves". During his 25 years of working with the Madeira Recreation Department, he instituted and enhanced many of the community traditions that are still celebrated today such as: Letters to Santa, the 4th of July parade, the Easter Egg Hunt, the Street Dance, the Memorial Day parade and many others. He was also honored to be the Grand Marshal of the parades that he presided over. "H" touched many lives over his 74 years, his legacy will live on through the people of Madeira he so profoundly loved, taught, coached and counseled. He is survived by his loving wife Judy of 54 years, his sons Mike (Molly), Joe (Sharon), John (Jasmin), and his daughter Diana Cosco (Gregg) and dear family friend Pat McGuire (Janet), as well as 13 grandchildren. Perhaps the greatest tribute to the life he led is that fact that when members of the community hear the name "H" they respond with a smile, a laugh, a kind story and leave with a little more lightness in their heart. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 7th, at 1PM at St. Gertrude's Church, 6543 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243. Visitation will be held from 10AM to 12:30PM in the St. Gertrude Parish Center. The Hartmann family would like to express their deep appreciation and gratitude to Hospice of Cincinnati for their attentive and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CISE (Catholic Inner-City Schools Education), 100 East 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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Visitation
St. Gertrude Church
7630 Shawnee Run Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45243
Friday, October 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Service
St. Gertrude Church
7630 Shawnee Run Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45243
Friday, October 7, 2016
1:00 PM