Steven Mark Hartman

  • Born: March 11, 1964
  • Died: September 6, 2013
  • Location: Abita Springs, Louisiana

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New Orleans, LA 70124
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Steven Mark Hartman, 49 of Abita Springs, LA, left this earth on Friday, September 6, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, George E. Hartman Jr. Steve, as he was known by all, is survived by his mother, Yvonne Lawson Hartman; his brother, George E Hartman III; his sister, Cathy Hartman Bienvenu; and his daughters, Stephanie Hartman and Lindsey Hartman. He is also survived by his former wife, Pamela Hartman.
Steve was born in New Orleans and raised in the city of Gretna where he graduated from Christ the King grammar school and went on to graduate from Archbishop Shaw High School. Steve graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1996. He was employed with the New Orleans Police Department for 12 years where he excelled to the rank of Lieutenant before he joined the United States Marshals Service. Steve also excelled quickly through the ranks of the U.S. Marshals Service in his 17 year career. He dedicated his entire adult life to law enforcement and protecting the citizens and the city of New Orleans. At the time of his death, he was a decorated Chief Deputy Marshal for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
A public memorial celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, September 11th 2013 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA. 70124. A private funeral will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials in the name of Steven Mark Hartman to the Steve Gleason Initiative Foundation at
The family would also like to thank Melissa Ellis for her dedication and devotion to Steve. Please visit and sign the family guestbook at


Condolence & Memory Journal

First, I would like to send my condolences to Steve's family.

I am so sorry to hear the passing of Steve. I just found out tonight as I tried to email him to inform him I will be retiring in the months ahead. The email "bounced" back.

I was Steve's roomate and friend from the F.B.I. National Academy, Session #185. We had a lot of fun together; one couldn't meet a better man. I don't know if Steve's name ever left the academy with him, but I gave him the name "Bubble Butt!" lol

I last talked and spent time with Steve, summer of 2011. Steve came to Boston for a couple of weeks for training, and visited me at my boat in Providence, R.I.

May he rest in peace, and again, I am so sorry to hear.

Posted by Allen Bertulli - Milford, MA - Dear Friend   January 22, 2014

So many years have passed, but there were so many great memories at Christ the King and Archbishop Shaw High School. Our deep condolences for your loss. Steve was a good soul, and will be missed. May God bless you and keep you close.

Posted by Mike & Aileen Foley - Metairie, LA - Friend   September 15, 2013

Miss Yvonne, I am so very sorry for your loss. Steve was a beautiful person and is a far worse place without him. I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family. All my love from his first love. Bobbie

Posted by Bobbie Keller Sanborn    September 14, 2013

I will miss Steve. What a fine man and friend who motivated anyone in his presence. Those of us who knew Steve and served with him were blessed.

Posted by William Rut Whittington - Atlantic Beach, FL - Friend and co-worker   September 13, 2013

I have known And worked with Steven for a number of years on different projects. My most sincere condolences to the family. May Steven's memory be eternal.

Posted by Mike Troyanski    September 13, 2013

A tremendous loss felt by all.

Posted by Kimberly Kemp - Springfield, VA - USMS Communications Center   September 13, 2013

My family and I would like to send our condolences to Steves's family. We went to Christ The King and played football together at Terrytown. He was a good freind and we will all miss him.

Bryan Robbins

Posted by Bryan Robbins - Mandeville, LA - childhood friend   September 12, 2013

Sam and I went to Christ the King School in Terrytown with Steve. We all moved to the northshore and our children went to Our Lady of the Lake School in Mandeville. Our girls went to SSA together. Sam and I would see Steve at different school events throughout the years and he would always greet us with a big hug and smile! He was a very sweet and loving man and we will miss him. The Hartman family will be in our prayers. From the Canatella and Nuccio families.

Posted by Sam and Beverly Canatella - mandeville, LA - Childhood friend   September 12, 2013

Sorry for you Loss

Posted by Harry J. Hogan - Luling, LA - Archbishop Shaw class of 1982   September 11, 2013

To all the family. Peggy and I met Steve thru our son Scott whom he worked with. Every time we seen him, he was friendly to us even though he really did not know us and he always had a smile on his face. I know you will all miss him dearly and we will keep the entire family in our prayers.

Posted by Gary & Peggy Perry - Blytheville, AR   September 11, 2013

To the entire Hartman family, especially Stephanie and Lindsey, it has bwwn a pleasure to have worked with your dad. He was a wonderful man. In time, your heart will heal some and allow you to enjoy favorite memories of your dad. Just always remember the good times with your dad-they will help you smile again.

Posted by With Love, Alonda Guilbeau, USMS Lafayette, LA    September 11, 2013

In his e-mail to me on January 8, 2011, recognizing my retirement, Steve said I've always said it's not what you do while you're here, but the legacy that's left behind that's important. His words are absolutely true as they relate to his own life and career. I tried several times (unsuccessfully) to recruit him for my leadership team at headquarters. He was the type of person and leader who had a positive impact on those around him. He led from the front as good leaders always do. Our Service was a better place as a result of the part he played in its history. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his entire family today. RJF II (Retired ADO)

Posted by Bob Finan - Wilmington, NC - Friend & USMS Colleague   September 11, 2013

To the family, friends and work family of CDUSM Steve Hartman, I would like to express my condolences. Steve went out of his way to show his appreciation by saying thank you or taking the time to send a hand written note of gratitude. His kindness, humor and courtesy will always be in my memory. God Bless.

Posted by Kevin Clark - Arlington, VA   September 11, 2013

Steph: I am so sorry for your loss.

JoAnn Meunier "Ms. Jo", your loyal customer at Liz's since 2009.

Posted by JoAnn Meunier - Mandeville, LA - Friend of Stephanie's   September 11, 2013

To Steve's family: We never worried about court security when Steve was around. He exuded competence and confidence. He was also courteous and always in good humor. You should be proud of him and his career. God comfort you all, Edith Jones

Posted by Judge Edith Jones, US Fifth Circuit    September 11, 2013

The original poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Posted by Ken Salzer - Covington, LA - Stephanie's friend   September 11, 2013


"The Passing"
I am not dead, I did not die,
I only passed from earth to sky.
From dark to light, my soul took flight,
Beautiful here, a wondrous sight.
The face of Jesus I can see,
Happy I'll be when you're with me.
The grief you feel will soon subside,
And in it's place in you abide.
Belief that I'm free from pain,
And joy that I am well again.
The sweetness of the times we shared,
The laughter, and tears together paired.
The dreams we dreamed, the prayers we prayed,
The "I love you's" so often said.
These memories ne'er fade away,
But grow brighter as day by day.
God gives you grace to bear the dross,
'till rejoined because of the cross.

God be with you now and always! Linda

Posted by Linda Councill - Arlington, VA - USMS Colleague   September 11, 2013

Greg and I would like to express our condolences to you all. Our prayers through this very tough time are sent your way. May god bless you all.

Greg and Patty Zipp

Posted by Greg and Patty Zipp - Mandeville, LA - ex-neighbors   September 11, 2013

The entire staff of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Bob Gentry    September 11, 2013

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