Hartley C. Ericson, 89, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2017. He was born on June 16, 1927 in Chicago, the son of the Rev. C. George and Ruth Ericson and brother to the late Wilbur Ericson.
He and Will grew up near Wrigley Field in Chicago. He obtained degrees in chemistry from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.
After working in the lab at Abbott Laboratories he moved on to regulatory work and spent many years working with the FDA to get new pharmaceuticals approved. He later moved to G.D. Searle, performing regulatory work in the medical products industry.
Hartley lived in the Chicago suburbs of Wilmette and Northbrook where he was an active member of Skokie Valley Baptist Church.
After marrying Jan in 1981 he moved to the Kansas City area and worked for Puritan Bennett, before beginning his own consulting firm. He has lived in Leawood and Overland Park and has been active at Hillcrest Covenant Church.
Hartley was the beloved husband of Jan; loving father of Brian (Evelyn) Ericson, Barbara (Bryan) Musselman, Christi (Chris) Mick and Tara (Mo) Wiley; loving grandfather to Nicole, Linnea, Kristen, Shane, Jake, Ethan, Jasmine and Katelyn; great-grandfather to Arabella; and uncle, cousin and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dores.
A memorial service is to be held at Hillcrest Covenant Church, 87th & Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, KS on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7 PM. Visitation will precede the service, beginning at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the church or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, www.LDDA.org.