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Ronald Stuart Hartwick

d. December 1, 2009

Ronald Stuart Hartwick, a dedicated lay member of the Diocese of Los Angeles and a longtime trustee and secretary of the Diocesan Investment Trust, died on Dec. 1.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, and their three children, Charlie, Michael and Molly. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral at 514 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles.

First elected to the Diocesan Investment Trust in the mid-1970s, Hartwick provided more than 30 years of advice and service to its shareholders and the wider diocese. In honor of his counsel to the Bishops of Los Angeles, he was the second of six persons made members of the diocesan Order of Angels.

Hartwick was a graduate, and later a trustee, of the Harvard-Westlake School, an institution of the Diocese of Los Angeles. He held degrees from Yale University and Yale Law School. He was also a former board member of the California Club, the Los Angeles Country Club, and the John Thomas Dye School, of which his father, Elbert Hartwick, was the first board chairman.

Hartwick’s professional work included his years as principal of Trapani Hartwick Associates insurance and financial services, president of Cramblit and Carney, president of Fiduciary Trust International of California, executive vice president at U.S. Trust, and more recently as a wealth management advisor with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

He is also fondly remembered as coach to his children’s soccer, water polo and baseball teams.

“I am grateful for Ron’s counsel and friendship through the years,” said Bishop J. Jon Bruno, “and I ask that we all keep him, Kathy and their family in our prayers.”

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Ron’s memory be sent to the Harvard Westlake School, John Thomas Dye School, and the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.