Paul G. Hartman, a retired Baltimore maritime executive and horseman, died Oct. 13 of heart failure at his Hydes farm.
He was 81.
The son of a barber and a homemaker, Mr. Hartman was born in Baltimore and raised above his father's shop in the 700 block of S. Broadway.
A master barber at 16, he attended Patterson High School and worked with his father until being drafted into the Navy in 1951, serving aboard the cruiser USS Albany as a barber.
After being discharged in 1955, he briefly returned to barbering until establishing a maritime fumigating company in the early 1960s. He had contracts fumigating ships in the ports of Baltimore, Wilmington, Del., and Philadelphia.
In 1971, he went to work for the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore as manager of its dispatch center. In 1978, he oversaw and directed the building of the association's new $1 million dispatch center at 900 S. Oldham St.
He retired in 2001.
For nearly 40 years, Mr. Hartman was a licensed owner, breeder and trader of thoroughbred race horses at his horse farm in Hydes.
One of his horses, Deliver the Roses, a mare he had raised since she was a newborn foal, won a $100,000 stakes race at Laurel Park on Maryland Million Day in 2006.
Mr. Hartman also was fond of Rocky, his Jack Russell terrier, family members said.
He was a member of St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church in Parkville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Oct. 18.
Surviving are two sons, David Hartman of Hydes and Brian Hartman of Heron, Mont.; a daughter, Cindy Landefeld of Parkville; a sister, Eleanor Goralski of Rosedale; and a grandson. His marriage to the former Veronica Filipiak ended in divorce.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun