Paul August Hartwick

Born: Wed., May 12, 1948
Died: Thu., Jan. 8, 2015


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 14, 2015
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jan. 14, 2015
Location: Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home

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Paul August Hartwick, 66, of Sharpsville, passed away on Thursday January 8th, 2015 at his residence in Sharpsville, PA.  
Paul was born on May 12th, 1948 to William C. and Ruth M. (Tremmel) Hartwick in Sharon, PA. After graduating from high school Paul served 2 tours in the US Army during Vietnam as a door gunner with the 68th Aviation Company. During his time he earned the Air Medal with V Device for valor and three Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal. Paul worked as a car salesman for Mel Grata. In 2006 he married his late wife Tamela Hartwick who passed away January 9th, 2014.
He enjoyed playing golf at the Avalon Country Club and Dum Dum. Paul also enjoyed flight simulators on the computer and raising his parakeets. He will be missed by his long time, best friends Jeffrey Wansor and Ken Johnson, who he enjoyed spending time with.
Paul is survived by his son - Paul E. Sanitate of Sharpsville, PA; step daughter - Allison Sanitate and her fiancée Stephen Speicher; sister in law - Deborah L. Hartwick of Sharpsville, PA; grandchild - Jackson Paul Smith; niece - Shana Lei Hartwick, and nephew, Alexei Paul Nicholas Hartwick.
He was preceded in death by father, William L. Hartwick, mother, Ruth M. Hartwick, wife, Tamela Hartwick, former wife, Diane Hartwick, brother, Richard C. Hartwick, sister, Helen Dunch, sister, Beverly Lorentsen, and sister, Elizabeth Hatch.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 from 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, 1:00 pm at the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hermitage, PA, with Pastor Joe Nevin, officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Vietnam Veterans of America 8719 Colesville Rd. Suite 100 Silver Spring, MD 20910.
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Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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A.H. Hogan
   Posted Sat January 10, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss.

We flew online with Paul for many years, we knew him as "August"

Rest in Peace Paul.

A.H. Hogan

Carol Rusback Blackledge
   Posted Sat January 10, 2015
To Paul's family:
My deepest sympathy to all of you, I worked with Paul at Buick Youngstown, he was a good friend to all. I am so sorry he had so many sorrows in his life......I will always remember him fondly.

George Lieblein aka AH_fraggmann
   Posted Sun January 11, 2015
I pray you now have peace,
~S~ AH_Augie you will be missed.

Robert Higginbotham
   Posted Mon January 12, 2015
Paul and I were in the service together from Ft. Eustis, to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA to Vietnam from Sept 68 until Apr 70. We became very close friends. I hadn't talked to Paul in about 5 yrs and around new years I felt I needed to contact him. Don't know why, just did. With the help of my wife I was able to connect with him through FB. We talked about our time together and all the "interesting" times we had. I couldn't wait to see what he had posted on FB each day. When I got the news that he'd passed I'd lost my best friend from my service days. I will miss him very much.

Jim Kiester
   Posted Mon January 12, 2015
Goldie, Even though we haven't seen each other for years, I've often thought about the many good times you, Tony mcluskey, and I had. Here's too you Paul, You really were one of the good guys !!!!

Gary Zinger
   Posted Tue January 13, 2015
I live in Kelowna BC Canada, the other side of the country, 1st met Paul around 2002, we enjoyed flight simulators together. We quickly became good friends... almost daily for along time we talked, told personal stories and most of all ... we laughed together, some of his 'Nam stories were very funny. At some point Paul's life took a different direction and we didn't see each other for a time, but eventually our common love of the sims brought us together once again. I would often come on Paul's computer through remote access and help him when he needed it..I do know he was very proud of Paulie... talked about him alot. Last year, the loss of Tammy hit him very hard, I'm glad to say I managed to help him through some hard times.. the loss of his brother I think hurt him very much as well..
I'll miss Augie very much.. he was my friend, my wingman and my support... i think what i learned from him the most was patience, he had a calm, loving way about him.. . We at AcesHigh will miss him dearly and we will be memorializing him in our own way with a missing man flight formation.
We talked many times about seeing each other in person one day, Im sad to say that never happened but one day ... me and my wingman will fly together again..
Love you Paul August Hartwick...

Kenneth Archie Wilder
   Posted Tue January 27, 2015
I am sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers. I did flight sim with Paul online. He was with the 45th Peacemakers when I first met him. Out of the blue last year I think, I called to see how he was doing. He said just the person I need to talk to. His hat he used to fly had stopped working and he could not fly IL2 so I sent him one so he could fly again. He was always a good person to talk to and I considered him a friend. You will be missed Auggie.

   Posted Wed February 18, 2015
My Sim Name was 45th_TheGrey1 and I to flew sim aircraft with Paul aka Auggie with the 45th Peace Makers online. To some such a past time is a silly bit of business. To those of us who did it we shared a common bond and friendship that needs no explanation. Just the feeling counts. I flew with Auggie from the beginning. He was a friend, and a man who's integrity in my world was second to none. To my friend Paul August Hartwick may you soar with the eternal angels of peace sir ~S~

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