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Hartwig, Dr. Quentin L.

Dr. Quentin L. Hartwig, born February 17, 1929, died at the age 92. Dr. Hartwig was born and raised in Minnesota. He spent most of his childhood in Fountain followed by his High school years in Alden. He received his undergraduate degree at St. Johns University in Biology. Went on to Notre Dame University to earn his doctorate in biological research. Later, he joined the USAF, serving as a Captain at Gunter AFB as a Clinical Laboratory Officer. Soon to work for NASA in their research and development. Dr. Hartwig was part of the initial testing of the effects of atmospheric radiation on laboratory animals. He witnessed many nuclear “shots”, retrieving the specimens and documenting their anatomical and physiological changes. His later years of work evolved around higher education. He held many positions such as Dean of Academics, Dean of Students and piloted programs centered on the growth of schools of nursing. He taught biology, anatomy and physiology at Boyce Campus of Community College of Allegheny County, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He ended his career with Clarion University as professor teaching at the West Penn School of Nursing. During his years of retirement, he authored two novels “Wings of Danger and Danger in the Wings” and “Props and Jets”, a historical reflection of the relationship of Pittsburgh aviation to the United States Air Corps from 1925 to 1948. Dr. Hartwig always put family first. Provided a wonderful and loving home. He enjoyed studying the German language and learning all he could of the history of World War I and II. Quentin was the son of the late Frank and DeEtte Hartwig of Lakefield Mn. He was the brother of the late Mercedes Stephens and Fanchon Ewing. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hartwig, his daughters, Mary Kay (Nick) Xeros, Susan (Marty) Sherry and Mercedes (Billy) Greene and son, Frank (Marilyn) Hartwig. Grandchildren, Kathleen (Alex) Berki, Nick (Cheri) Xeros, Ben (Sarah) Sherry, Christopher (Emily) Sherry, Quentin (Conny) Hartwig, Bailey (Aaron) Adams and Kelly (Austin) Spangler. Also, eleven great-grandchildren! Nickolas, Andrew and Raymond, Lucy, Holden, Michael, Benjamin, Graham and Elliott, Callie and Killian. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the University of Notre Dame in dads honor. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Tuesday, January 11, at 11am. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont.