Date of death: 02/09/2019
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1960
Dr. Bernard (B.J.) Hartman was born in Beech Grove, Indiana on August 12, 1934 and died on February 9, 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree from Quincy University, Illinois, his master’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. He received L.L.B. and J.D. degrees from Blackstone School of Law and a Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Matthew’s Cathedral College Theological and Seminary of the Anglican Church of North America.
Dr. Hartman was an ordained clergyman for 38 years, and was a practicing clinical psychologist for 38 years with specializations in neuropsychology, forensic psychology, clinical hypnosis, and behavioral medicine. He held academic rank in four universities and professional schools that included being an Adjunct Professor, University of California at Irvine College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. He was Director of Psychology Internship Training at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, California, for 21 years. He is the author of 118 publications, including five books. Dr. Hartman was the Presiding Bishop for the Reformed Anglican Church in America and Dean and President of the church’s seminary for 27 years.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Claire. He is survived by his four children, Debborah Kozak, Daniel Foxvog, Erik Foxvog, and Monica Foxvog, and four grandchildren Kristiana Kozak, Victoria Zehm, Karin Zehm, and Erik Zehm. Dr. Hartman was cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a private memorial service, in the same location as his cherished wife, on the beautiful coast of California.WL00190730-image-1.jpg
Published in Orange County Register on Feb. 27, 2019