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Official Obituary of

Brad Hartman

October 28, 1967 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Brad Hartman Obituary

Brad Hartman, a cherished member of the Rochester community, formerly of Medford, MA, passed away on March 7, 2024. He was born on October 28, 1967, to the late Bruce Hartman and Lucille Bavin. Brad was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jack and Helen Hartman; maternal grandparents, Lucille and William Bavin; father Bruce Hartman; mother Lucille Bavin; uncles Thomas Hartman and John Hartman; and his beloved dog Sofie.

Brad is survived by his brothers Bruce Hartman of Allersberg, Germany, Bryan Hartman of Medford, MA, and Michael Hartman of Weehawken, NJ; sister Tammy (Bill) Capizzi; aunt Louise Hartman; uncles Frank (Kathy) Hartman and Jim (Mandy) Hartman; cousins Bruce, Justin, Jason, Samantha, John, Tina, Kelly, Frank, Andrew, James, Heather, Hannah and Harrsion Hartman.

Brad dedicated 27 years of his life to Harvard University Dining Services, where he made significant contributions to improving the quality of services and fostering connections within the community. He built strong teams and led by being present, having an open ear and heart, and seeing the strengths within people. Even during his treatment at Unity Health, Brad formed meaningful connections, including with his doctor, who was a student at Harvard during Brad's tenure.

Brad had a passion for transportation; particularly buses, cars, and trains. He maintained an extensive and meticulously curated collection of model buses and often stopped to capture photographs of buses he hadn't yet added to his collection. Brad was also a devoted family historian, making great efforts to connect with relatives and document his travels throughout Massachusetts and New York. He had a deep love for history, old barns, and abandoned houses.

Music was another one of Brad's passions. He enjoyed all genres and types, and he could always be found singing regardless of the occasion. Brad had an excellent, though somewhat twisted, sense of humor but always found a laugh in any circumstance. He was known for his unwavering support and sponsorship of friends near and far, living each day to the fullest, one day at a time.

Brad Hartman will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His infectious smile, kind heart, and zest for life will be remembered fondly by his family and friends.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Brad's life will be held on Saturday, May 4th 2024, beginning at 11 AM at Winchester Unitarian Church, 478 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890

There will also be a celebration of life held in Rochester, NY. Please express your wish to attend by contacting Joe & Lisa Pantano for details.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in Brad's memory.


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Celebration of Life
May 4, 2024

11:00 AM
Winchester Unitarian Church
478 Main Street
Winchester, MA 01890
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