Mr. Frederick G. “Ted” Hartle, 80, of 928 North Racquette River Road, passed away on Monday afternoon, October 11, 2010 at his home under the loving care of his wife and Hospice. He had been in failing health for the past few months.
Ted was born January 15, 1930 in Cornwall, Ontario, the son of the late Lloyd and Irene LaVigne Hartle. He attended schools in Unionville and Potsdam. He entered the US Army on October 1, 1948, where he served during the Korean Conflict with the 51st Signal Operation Battalion.
While in the Army, he achieved the Korean Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, before receiving his honorable discharge on June 11, 1952. He married Barbara A. Wake of Potsdam on September 19, 1953 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Norwood. She predeceased him on October 9, 1981. On July 2, 1983, he married Carol A. MacDonald at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Massena, with Rev. Msgr. Floyd Brown, officiating.
Ted was an electrician by trade, first working at Alcoa before going to General Motors where he worked for 28 years, retiring in 1987. He was also an avid collector and dealer of antiques, owning the North Racquette Antiques, for the past 26 years. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Valley Antique Dealers Association and a member of the 51st Signal Operation Battalion of the Korean Conflict Veterans. He was an animal lover and enjoyed reading and listening to classical music.
Ted is survived by his loving wife, Carol; three sons, Robert P. Hartle of Marcy, Steven F. Hartle of Linsdale, NH and Rene D. Hartle of Bennington, VT; a granddaughter, Jessica M. Hartle of Ayer, MA; two sisters, Dorothy Konkoski of Massena and Fern Androkitis of Orwigsburg, PA; two brothers, Gervais Hartle of Hartford, CT and Gordon Hartle and his wife, Beverly of Potsdam; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Barbara McCallum and Theresa Berger.
There will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Rev. J. Michael Gaffney, officiating. Burial will be held privately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ogdensburg. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.