Harold Hartel was born August 11, 1924 in Buffalo, New York. He joined the USAF at 18 and spent 28 years as a meteorologist and navigator reaching the rank of Lt Col.

After retirement, Bud was a math teacher and coach in Northern California schools, later a resident of Mountain View in Ashland until his death on September 29, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hartel, and by his daughters Diana and Patti Hartel of Ashland, Carol Lindsay of Truckee, and Susan DaSilva of Surrey, BC Canada along with six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Interment with an Honor Guard occurred on Oct. 4th at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.

There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends at Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1 – 3 pm. A mass will be offered for Harold Hartel at Our Lady of the Mountain, Hillview Drive, Ashland by Father Angelo Te on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Weed-Lake Shastina Kiwanis Foundation Fund via Nancy Wallace, 5441 Duck Walk, Weed, CA, 96094. Tel: 530-938-2218.