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John M. Hartman, 77, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired superintendent of Siegfried Construction Co., died today (Dec. 22, 1997) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after suffering a heart attack 11 days earlier while shoveling snow in front of his house.

Born in Buffalo, he began working as a carpenter for Siegfried Construction in 1946 and worked his way up to superintendent. He oversaw the construction of numerous area hospitals, schools and banks.

His projects included additions to Children's and Millard Fillmore hospitals as well as the building of the south wing at Buffalo General; the construction of the Library at Canisius College and the building of a Marine Midland Bank building in Binghamton. Later, he worked on restoration of Buffalo's Old Post Office as it was transformed into the City Campus of Erie Community College.

After his retirement in 1984, he traveled with his family in United States, Spain and Ireland.

He was a member of St. Amelia's Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda and a 50-year member of Carpenters Local 1377.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Maura Rooney Hartman; four daughters, Patricia, Gail, Carol Sajda and Lenore Galbo; two sons, Michael and Donald; a sister, Barbara Smith; and nine grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Amelia's Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.[chrstn]

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