David Mark Zartman
David Mark Zartman, 83, of Bloomville, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.
He was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Upper Sandusky, to John and Lucille (Philbrick) Zartman. He married Dolores A. Weber July 20, 1958, and she passed away Jan. 30, 1968.
Survivors include a son, Kevin M. Zartman of Tiffin; two grandchildren, Breanna Lyn (Brandon) Biller of Tiffin and Jordan Riley Zartman of Fostoria; a great-granddaughter, Riley Mae Zartman of Tiffin; a sister, Jeanne Becker of Tiffin; a brother-in-law, Carl Weber of Norwalk; and a sister-in-law, Anita (Ron) Rush of Findlay.
David was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Paul Lantz; his wife, Dolores; a nephew, Randie Green; and a brother-in-law, Robert Becker.
He was a 1953 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, a 1957 graduate from Heidelberg College with an AB degree and later received his Masters in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1970. While at Heidelberg he was a member of the Excelsior Men’s Society, Beta Beta Beta, charter member of the Alumni H-Association selection committee, member of National Alumni Council, member of the Heritage Society, member of Medallion Club, and member of Friends of Heidelberg Music. David received the Alumni Citation in 1997, Alumni Service Award in 2007, and Heidelberg Leaders and Legends Award at Basketball Alumni Day in 2012. He was also a former member of the Heidelberg Presidential Fellows Organization.
During the summers in the 1960’s, David worked at Camp Pittenger. His interest in camping goes back to the days as member of Tiffin Boy Rangers and sessions at Camp Hertzer and camping at Pittenger. In high school David worked in the kitchen at Camp Pittenger and was in charge of maintenance. He also worked as camp manager 1967 to 1969.
David worked as a plant pathologist at Yoder Brothers Inc. in Ashtabula 1957 until 1962 and then worked as a teacher and bus driver at Bloomville Elementary School 1963 until 1991, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1990.
He was a past member and President of Seneca County Easter Seal Society, past board member of Tiffin – Seneca United Way, member of Allen Eiry Senior Center, past member and chair of the Mercy Hospital Advisory Board, past member of Bloomville Interaction Council, member of Humane Society of Seneca County, past member of Tiffin Rangers Board of Directors, member of Seneca County Retired Teachers Organization, ORTA, OEA- Ret., and NEA-Ret, secretary of Tiffin Columbian Class of 1953, member of Friends of Seneca County Park District where he was a volunteer at Garlo Park.
David was a charter member of Bloomville Lions Club where he served in all offices except treasurer. He served on District 13-B cabinet as Zone Chairman, District Youth Chair, District Leadership Chair, District Diabetes Awareness Chair, Cabinet Secretary, District Newsletter Contest Chair, District Extension Chair, District Campus Club Chair, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow. David was the recipient of International President’s Certificate of Appreciation in 2002 and an inductee into District 13-B Lions Hall of Fame in 2011.
He was also a Masonic Member of Seneca Lodge No.790, 32 degree Mason, Valley of Toledo, past president and former secretary of Seneca County Scottish Rite Association, member of Zenobia Shrine Temple, member and past secretary of Tiffin Shrine Club and received the Meritorious Service Award from Ohio Council of Deliberation of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Ohio in Cincinnati in June of 2008.
David served 10 years on Bloomville Village Council and was former chairman of the Village Tree Committee. He served as Mayor of village for six months, a former member of the board of public affairs, member of Seneca County Republican Party Central and Executive Committees and a former party treasurer.
He was a patron of the Arts which goes back to his time in Ashtabula, where he was a member of Ashtabula Civic Theatre and appeared in Arsenic and Old Lace, Charlie’s Aunt and Anastasia. David directed plays at school and enjoyed going to the Ritz, Star Theatre, Bucyrus Little Theatre, and the Stranahan. David also directed class plays at Bloomville High School and grade school plays after Bloomville High School was a grade school. He was a former member of Bloomville United Church of Christ and Bloomville United Methodist Church. He was a current member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Tiffin, where he served on church council.
Visitation for family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Lindsey-Shook Funeral Home, 3085 S. St. Rt. 19, Bloomville. There will be a Lions Club service at 7:30 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday.
Funeral for David will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the funeral home with the Rev. Kurt Schaller-Blaufuss officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heidelberg University or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.