AUGUSTA, Ga. - Richard Oswald Hartenstein Jr., beloved husband of Barbara Melquist Hartenstein for 59 years, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.
Richard was a skilled mechanic who worked for nearly 40 years at Warren Midtown Motors. He loved traveling, the beach, talking to people and knowing all about how things worked.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hartenstein is survived by his children: Richard W. Hartenstein of Montpelier, Va., Fredrick O. (Kim) Hartenstein of Martinez, Ga., and Linda (Frank) Scalise of Warren, Pa.; four grandchildren: Joseph A. (Kara) Scalise, Amanda N. Scalise, Craig (Viola) Hartenstein and D. Scott (Sarah) Hartenstein; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Joseph Swartz of Montpelier, Va., to whom he was like a father.
A memorial celebration in honor of Richard will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013, from 2-6 p.m. at the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 40 Fuller Ave., Warren, Pa.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 2951 Flowers Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 or .www.kidneyga.org.