John James Hartman \n 1951 – 2022 \n Vietnam Veteran, Father, Brother, Uncle, Son, Friend, Storyteller \n \n John was born in Maryland and moved to San Benito Texas as a child and is a graduate of San Benito High School, Class of 1969. John was a Vietnam Veteran in the United States Army who was proud to have served his country. Some of John’s adventures spanned from Memphis, New Orleans, a quick trek to the Grand Canyon and Oregon and back to the Rio Grande Valley. He loved spending time with his family and friends and telling tall, funny and even adventurous tales of his time in the military, his dabble into becoming a paratrooper, his motorcycle trials and tribulations, his family moments, ranch moments, his passion and study of the stock market and his environmental aspirations. One of his great loves was the beach, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. He loved his humble home in Edinburg with his chicken, a stray kitten or two, grapefruit trees and a variety of birds. He never met a stranger, smiled often, laughed deeply, admired, loved and respected the wonders of animals and our planet. He was and is very loved by all who had the opportunity to know him. Cheers to you Monte, we will cherish your memory always! He is survived by: his children Daniel Hartman, wife Rosie, Julie Veliz, Ruby Lopez, husband Joaquin, his former wife, Letty Veliz and his brothers Louis and Joe Hartman and sister Susie Blagdan, nieces and nephews: Rachael, James, Michal, Sarah & Rebecca Hartman and Cole and Cade Blagdan. Proceeded in death by his parents, James and Lucy (Alvarez) Hartman. \n Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mission, TX with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A chapel service will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission with burial to follow at the Rio Grande State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, TX at 11:00 a.m.