On July 18, 2020 Richard "Dickie" Brian Hartge passed from this life at the age of 59. He was a loving and cherished husband, father, brother, uncle and son; not to mention great friend to many. He was a selfless, kind, incredible man who will be sorely missed.
Richard was a graduate of Catonsville High School class of '78. He met his wife Christine in 1992. They married in 1996 in Ellicott City, MD and had a beautiful daughter, Julia the same year. Richard was skilled in Information Technologies. He worked for Goucher College as well as University of Maryland Baltimore for many years where he was a mentor to many junior colleagues.
Richard was a life-long Catonsville resident. He had a contagious laugh and a smile that would light up any room. He was a master on the grill and loved going to the beach. On any given day he could be found working around the house, in the garage or giving someone a hand on their projects. Everyone would beep and wave as they drove by his house. He was recently learning the ropes of crabbing and fishing with his brother-in law Ernie. Dickie really enjoyed spending time with his nephew Greg and great-nephew, Nathan. They were known as “The Bill’s”. He had a deep and special bond with his daughter, Julia. Richard was an animal lover. He took in many pets over the years but Frankie and Milo held a special place in his heart. He was a quiet and simple man but he made a huge impact on so many lives. He was loved by all.
Richard leaves behind his loving wife Christine Hartge, daughter Julia Hartge, brother Robert Hartge (Christine), nephews Greg Hartge (Kelly), Dwayne Hartge, David Hartge (Jessica), nieces Heather Krach (Mike), Amanda Hatfield (Ben), and many other nieces, nephews and family members. Richard is preceded in death by his mother Shirley Hartge, father Harold Hartge, brother David Hartge, sister Kimberly Hartge, niece Hope Hartge and beloved dog Frankie Hartge.
The family will receive friends at the Candle Light Funeral Home (Outdoors) on Sat August 1st from 4-6pm with a memorial service at 6pm A Celebration of Richard's Life will be scheduled at a later date due to the pandemic.
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