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Wesley J. Hartley

May 23, 1923 – January 28, 2011

Canon Wesley J. Hartley, a longtime lay leader and director of the Corporation of the Diocese, died Jan. 28. He was 87.

Survivors include his daughter Janet, son Robert and granddaughter Emma. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, and another daughter, Barbara.

Requiem Eucharist was celebrated on February 5, 2011 at St. Bede’s Church, (Mar Vista) Los Angeles, where Hartley was a longtime member and former senior warden.

Hartley was born in Los Angeles, a second-generation Angeleno. Like his father, he was graduated from Polytechnic High School on Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles. He earned B.S. and M.A. degrees in finance from the University of Southern California.

He retired from the U. S. Air Force Reserve at a Lt. Colonel with five years of active duty during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was for many years an executive with Security Pacific Bank, eventually retiring as a vice-president.

Hartley was active in credit and banking and civic organizations including the University Club of Los Angeles, Credit Management Associates of California and the Bank Credit Association.

He was an honorary canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, where he served as a volunteer for 10 years.