William James Patrick “Pat” Hartman

March 17, 1964 - June 8, 2018

William James Patrick “Pat” Hartman, 54, of Romney, WV died suddenly on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney.

Pat was predeceased by his parents; Charles William Hartman and Rose Marie Soloman.

Pat is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Alana C. (Sucke) Hartman and (2) daughters; Kaitlyn Rebecca and Jocelyn Marie Hartman.  He is also survived by many other family members and friends.

Pat was born and raised in Western Maryland.  He graduated from Beall High School with the class of 1982 and served several years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Pat worked as a cook and baker in various kitchens, including Chesapeake Dining Hall at Frostburg State University and Doubling Gap Center in Newville, PA.  In more recent years Pat found an outlet for his many talents at the West Virginia Retreat Center, also known as Global Capitol of World Peace, in Hampshire Co., including managing the kitchen, maintaining the utility plants, and delighting residents with his baked goods.

In the middle of all of this, Pat met Alana in Frostburg and they married two years later in 2002.  Then two precious daughters arrived and filled Pat’s life with love.  Known as a quiet person, he nevertheless often shared with people the pride he felt about Kaitlyn and Jocelyn.  Pat loved camping and taking road trips with his family, volunteering at “Sleepy Creek Presents” music festivals, playing with his dogs, and creating crazy memories with his friends.  He found ways to help people who needed help.  Pat will be missed.

Friends will be received at the Romney Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 Noon where funeral services will begin at noon.  Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be mailed to:  Alana C. Hartman, Kaitlyn and Jocelyn Educational Fund ~ FNB Bank ~ 105 North High St. ~ Romney, WV 26757

Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney, WV  304-822-3511


Carter Wagoner June 12, 2018

17 condolences for “William James Patrick “Pat” Hartman”

  1. Alana,

    I am so sorry to hear the news about your husband. I am a friend/quilter that knows Becky. Please except my deepest condolences at this difficult time in you and your family’s life and may God Bless each of you.

  2. Dear Alana and children, please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I have no words to offer that can adequately comfort you in this time of grief. Only time and fond memories can do that. I wish you great strength in dealing with your loss. Best, as always, Nick

  3. Dearest Alana and family.

    Though this your unique and challenging journey know that there are so many of us who journey alongside you, who speak blessing to you when you don’t even know it, and who will companion you in the seasons ahead.

    I will be with you today at the service. Be very kind to yourselves.

    Deepest Condolences.

  4. Alana,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences to you and your family. May loving memories help to sustain you and your daughters in this difficult time.

    Monica Whyte

  5. We are so saddened by the loss for this family. We share great admiration and fondness for Alana, and are holding her and her daughters close in our hearts. Our deepest condolences extend from her friends at West Virginia Rivers Coalition.

  6. Dear Alana, Kaitlyn and Jocelyn,
    May the angels of grief be with you and all who mourn. Blessings on your journey, William James Patrick “Pat” Hartman
    Nachama and Sam Miller

  7. So sorry to hear about Pat. I have not seen him in many years but often thought about him and his siblings I recall his growing up. I am his aunt Betty. Do to my health I can not travel at this time , but I want to let the family know I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, God bless you all. Betty Lavin

  8. Dear Alana, Kaitlyn and Jocelyn,
    I am a friend of your parents Alana, and we have met at GPC before. Our girls are very similar in age and I like to catch up with Becky about how they are doing. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and the girls are being lifted up in prayer. May you be surrounded by God’s love and peace.

  9. I didn’t know Pat, but I know Alana. Reading Pat’s obituary–kindness, generosity, love of nature, devotion to family, “helping people who need help,” I can see the connection. Alana, although your life will never be the same I trust the web of love and connection you’ve woven is there to catch you and your family providing comfort in grief. I am here, we are here, for you and with you if not in person then in spirit—water connects us all.

    A big hug……

  10. Alana, To you and your family, wishing you peace, hope and strength during this time.

    “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

  11. Jim, Becky, Alana, Kaitlyn & Jocelyn. Please accept our sincere condolences in your time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your families as you prepare for your future without Pat. May God bless you all.

  12. So sorry to hear about this tragedy. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Dear Alana, Kaitlyn, Jocelyn and Family,

    We are very sorry to learn of your great loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Daniel and Lisa Hileman

  14. I was very saddened to learn of Pat’s passing.
    Alana was a very special student in my second grade class.
    I offer my condolences to Alana and all of her family.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Kathleen Altemus

  15. Condolences from Boston. This knocked the wind out of my sails. Too young and too soon.

    May God grant you all the help you need to get through it.

  16. I have worked with Alana Hartman for 8-1/2 years now at WV DEP. She is one of the smartest, and yet sweetest, ladies I have ever met in my life. I am so sorry that this tragedy had to happen to her and her sweet girls. It upsets me to think that she will have to live life without her partner and love, but I know that she is a strong woman and will find a way to do it. I offer my condolences to both Alana and her daughters, and to both Alana’s and Pat’s families for their grief. If there is anything I can ever do to make their lives more comfortable and/or less painful because of this tragedy, please do not hesitate to let me know. I feel I have made a friend for life in Alana and I’d like her to know that I would be here for her if she ever needed me for anything. Maybe Pat is gone from this Earth, but I believe he is headed on his final journey now. Let me leave you with this…

    “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?”

    —Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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