John T. "Jack" Hartnett
A Battery, 1st Platoon, Section 5

1924 – 2002

   John T. Hartnett, 78, of Cohoes, NY died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at the Van Rensselaer Manor in Troy, NY. Born in Troy, he was son of the late John and Edith Wilson Hartnett. He was a graduate of the LaSalle Institute in Troy. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 until 1945 as a power-plant operator with the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion (the "Skylighters") in the European Theater of Operations. He was employed by the Watervliet Arsenal as a purchasing agent for over 23 years and retired in 1985. He resided in Cohoes for over 45 years, and was a communicant of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Latham. Mr. Hartnett was a member of the Troy Elks Lodge. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family at their camp on Schroon Lake. Survivors include his three loving children, Thomas Hartnett of New York City, Richard Hartnett of Clifton Park, and Kathleen Hartnett of West Hartford, CT; his cherished grandchildren, Daniel Hartnett and Matthew Hartnett; his friend and companion, Kay Rings; his cousins, John Brady of Rockland, MD; and Mickey Kelly and Sheila Fagan of Troy. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 8:15 a.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham, NY and at 9:00 a.m. in St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Rd., Latham, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Pastor Francis DuBois. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Troy.

Jack on a summer day in Munich, 1945.