It is with great and incredible sorrow that we inform you of the sudden and untimely passing of Robert Paul John “Spanky” Hartzell (52) of Latrobe, into the arms of Our Beloved Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 10th, 2020. He was the entrepreneur of Spanky’s Tattoos in Mt. Pleasant, PA.
Rob is survived by his parents, George L. Hartzell Sr. and Joanne L. (Byrne) Hartzell, siblings Holly M. Heller, George L. (Cyndi) Hartzell Jr., Heather M. (Joel) Dunseath, Sarah A. Hartzell (Shaun Teacher), Jennifer L. (Chad) Burns, Joseph A. (Miranda) Hartzell. Also by nieces and nephews: Jared and Olivia Heller, Samantha and Ashlie Singer, Lucy and Joel Dunseath Jr., Lacey Hartzell, Gage and Grayson Burns and Gabriel and Alaina Hartzell and his special Aunt M. Christine Byrne, uncle and aunt, Walter and Joanne Finnegan, cousin Bella Byrne and his best dog friend, Barney. Also, survived by special life long friends Tracy Ondo, Paul Stipp, Pami Scott and Sean Stipp.
Rob was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard Hartzell and Elizabeth (Weiss) Hartzell, and John C. Byrne Jr. and Margaret (Hoffmann) Byrne, paternal great-grandparents John C. Byrne Sr. And Iva I. (Richter) Byrne, maternal great-grandparents James A. And Hattie May (Harshman) Hoffmann, special great-uncle and great-aunt Larry and Mary (Weiss) Shevlin, brother-in-law Norman A. Singer. Also, predeceased by special lifelong friends Paul and Theresa (Arabia) Stipp.
Rob, a graduate of Hempfield Area High School continued his education for creative minds with The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Rob was a remarkable and passionate tattoo artist. A true lover of his vocation and was an avid art and music enthusiast. He drew every day of his life since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Thus, honing his skill and love for the craft daily. Rob was a truly genuine person with a good soul. He was taken too soon and will be greatly missed. Please keep him in your hearts and prayers.
Friends will be received on Sunday, September 13, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc. 101 S 4th St. Youngwood. Only 25 people are permitted in the funeral home at a time, so please limit your visit out of respect for others. Masks must be worn and social distancing be maintained. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, September 14, at 11 AM in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Youngwood.
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