Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds | Sisters, Oregon Sisters Oregon Visitors Guide



HOMENEWSOPINIONCLASSIFIEDSCouponsCALENDARObituariesROAD REPORTVideo Library
Latest Sisters, Oregon, weather
Current News
Education
Business
Sports & Recreation
Health
Home & Garden
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Columns
Obituaries
• Obituaries
Announcements
Area Events
Calendar
Arts & Entertainment
Archive
OPINION
Editorial
Letters
Contact List
Advertising
Camp Sherman
City of Sisters
Deschutes County
Public Library
Sisters Guide
Sisters Chamber
Sisters Map
Sisters Schools
SPRD




Advanced Search

home : obituaries : obituaries June 23, 2017


4/18/2017 1:25:00 PM
John David Hartman November 17, 1944 - March 28, 2017

John David Hartman, 72, of Sisters, passed away on March 28, 2017. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 17, 1944. Jack served in the Air Force from 1964 to 1967.

Jack went out of this life just as he lived it: on his own terms. Jack took each day for exactly what it was worth. He did what he wanted for as long as he wanted, and taught many of us how to let go of the little things and embrace the joy of living true to yourself.

A buyer and seller of "junk," he had a keen eye for the unique and valuable, and loved a good yard sale or fleamarket. Though he thrived on buying and selling, he was not attached to material possessions and would easily give something away. Jack's generosity was unmatched, as was shown in his years of giving to Sisters Folk Festival, with both time and art.

He had extraordinary artistic talent, seen in his original paintings and sculptures, and in his imaginatively designed (and constantly changing) living spaces. Most who knew him have some favorite painting or unique object that Jack gave to them.

Jack loved the sun, and spent years living in the Florida Keys as a campground manager, where he met the friends who would connect him to Oregon. For the past 12 years, Jack found happiness and home living in Sisters in the company of his adopted family. 

Jack always said he was immune to rules because he wasn't playing anyone else's game. His charm, warmth, zest for life, and unique sense of practicality provided him with the means for all manner of adventures. From Pennsylvania to the Florida Keys, from Oregon to Mexico he meandered, staying just as long as it was interesting to him, but always returning to Oregon.

Jack goes on to join his brothers Don and Robert, mother Iona Belle, and father Edward David Hartman. He leaves behind his brother Red, and a tribe of treasured friends. All who knew him will miss his laughter and the twinkle in his blue eyes.

There will be a celebration of life at the Adair Clubhouse in Adair Village, Corvallis on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 541-745-7455.

Donations in Jack's memory can be made to Sisters Folk Festival, earmarked for the Americana Project Arts Outreach Scholarship. For more information, please visit https://sistersfolk.org/apaos/.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   














Life
© Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. The Nugget Newspaper, Inc.
PO Box 698 • 442 E. Main Ave., Sisters, Oregon 97759 • 541-549-9941 office • 541-549-9940 Fax

Life



Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved