Dale Hartman passed away quietly into the night Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Celebrate his life with family and friends, perhaps in quiet contemplation. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at the United Methodist Church of Penn Yan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to units 2&3 of The Homestead Nursing Home, 418 N. Main Street, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527. A gathering of family and friends to follow at The Penn Yan Moose Lodge.

A former National Guardsman in the 27th Armored Infantry Division of New York, Dale retired in 1991 with 36 years of active employment with New York State Dept. of Transportation

He is best remembered for his avid love of Bluff Point, hunting whitetail deer, and a good cup of black coffee, recollecting the one that got away with those willing to listen.

A remarkably good man, devoted husband, loving father and granddad, Dale is survived by his spouse of 59 years, Audrey June Hartman; four daughters, his son, 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, as well as one sister.