Posted: Tue 9:24 AM, Sep 03, 2013
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home
Robert "Larry" Hattman, 70, of Parkersburg, passed away September 1, 2013 at Camden Clark Medical Center St. Joseph's Campus.
He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, July 8, 1943, son of the late John Leonard and Mary Eileen Guckert Hattman.
"Larry" graduated from Parkersburg Catholic in 1961, and received his bachelor and master’s degrees from Marshall. He had worked as a high school teacher and lastly as a guidance counselor at Parkersburg High School retiring in 2011 after forty five years working in education.
He enjoyed sports and coaching. He was a pitcher for Parkersburg Catholic and for the American Legion Post #15 ball teams while in high school. He continued pitching while at Marshall in 1961 - 62. He served as baseball and basketball coach from 1965 to 1976 for Parkersburg Catholic and the highlight of that was the 1970 baseball team winning the Catholic State title. He had also coached the Parkersburg YMCA swim team for many years.
"Larry" is survived by three children, Suzetta Farell and Greg of Hendersonville, TN, Annissa Armstrong and John of Simpsonville, SC, Patrick Hattman of Parkersburg, five grandchildren, Eric, Megan, and Allison Farell, Matthew and Christopher Armstrong and three brothers John William Hattman of Wheeling, Michael Robert Hattman and Richard Thomas Hattman, both of Parkersburg.
In addition to his parents, "Larry" was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Sue Stewart Hattman in 2010, son David Hattman in 2005.
Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 on Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in "Larry's" memory to Parkersburg High School Stadium Field Committee, 2101 Dudley Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.
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