Lt. Col. Edward C. Hartwell, Ret., 83, Summerfield passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

Lt. Col. Edward C. Hartwell, Ret., 83, Summerfield passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Col. Hartwell was born July 5, 1935 in Manchester Center, Vermont to Ira and Dorothy (Edgerton) Hartwell. He had served for 30 years in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne and Infantry Divisions. During his career, Ed was an instructor with the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After retiring he worked as a contractor for the Army, running computerized war game simulations. He moved from Kansas to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 1998 and then to The Villages, Florida in 2004. Ed was a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing, golfing, baseball and watching televised sports.
Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Sherry; children, Dotti Shuck (Doug), Ed Hartwell, Jr (Sherri), Christine Hartwell-Jerby (Mark), Kim Arnett (Bob), Doug Hartwell (Barbie), Karen Beagle (Bill), Christine White (Todd) and Kathy Van Riper (Eric); brother, John Hartwell (Jean); sister-in-law, Joanne Hartwell; 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Ira Hartwell. Ed's life will be celebrated 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in the New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodbridge Dr, The Villages. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center, 1506 Lake Highland Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, https://adrccares.org/donate. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.