During his student days at Penn State, Howard met a fellow student, Bonnie Lee Sherrill, a home economics major from Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. Ever since their marriage in 1947, Bonnie has been the number one supporter of Howard, and her contributions to his professional endeavors were enormous. Howard and Bonnie had a great many shared interests, including hiking, opera, and vacationing in the national parks, particularly Yosemite National Park, where many of the rangers and staff knew them on a first-name basis.
Dr. Hartman is survived by his wife, Bonnie Sherrill Hartman, of Carmichael, California; by his daughter Sherilyn Hartman-Knoll, of Carmichael, California; and son Greg and wife Cheryle, of Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition, he is survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
It is our pleasure to have known Howard in all of his many roles—professor, mentor, author, leader, administrator, and most of all, friend.