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CA License # FD 1083
6322 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619)583-9511
Fax: (619)583-7038
John Hartzell

John Donald Hartzell

Friday, September 19th, 1947 - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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John D. Hartzell, formerly of Germantown, WI, alumni of University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a 40-year veteran of the Associated Press in Milwaukee died Wednesday, September 4th after a 6-week battle with Leukemia in his adopted home of San Diego, CA. Referred to as the “voice of the AP” in Wisconsin, John was a career newsman who lived by his own high standards of ethical conduct and genuine love of storytelling. He had a calm and warm demeanor with a quick wit and was always ready with a good pun. He was a devoted family man who, along with his wife, uprooted his life after retirement to be close to his children and grandchildren who live in San Diego, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents Donald and Alice Hartzell and survived by his wife Carmella, daughters Jennifer and Rose and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church in San Diego, CA on September 13th at 11am.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Therese Catholic Church
    6016 Camino Rico
    San Diego, CA 92120
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  • Mass

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Therese Catholic Church
    6016 Camino Rico
    San Diego, CA 92120
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  • Interment

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 |
    Friday, September 13th, 2019
    Holy Cross Cemetery
    4470 Hilltop Dr.
    San Diego, Ca 92102
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Posted at 11:40am
Remember that I love and care about you. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am blessed to have met John and have his blessings. Warm hugs
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John, Thank you for allowing me to be a participant in your life!
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Edis Boone

Posted at 01:50pm
My heart felt sympathy to Carmella and the entire family. My prayers and love are with you.
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Posted at 03:23pm
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