BUXTON– Theodore Raleigh (Bootsie) Hartung, beloved husband, father, andgrandfather passed Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Virginia Beach GeneralHospital. Ted was a native of Portsmouth, Va., and grew up in PrentisPark. He was the son of Theodore S. Hartung and Marion Y. Hartung. Tedplayed on the 1956 Wilson State Champion Football Team. He attendedWestern Kentucky University, where he also played football.
Tedwas a Virginia state trooper for six years and served them as a diverand pilot. He retired as an air traffic controller for the FAA after 27years. He was retired and living with his wife of 46 years on HatterasIsland. Ted was an avid fisherman, member of the Cape Hatteras AnglersClub, Outer Banks Preservation Association, and volunteered for theNational Park Service’s Fish with the Ranger Program. He will be dearlymissed but always remembered.
Heis survived by his wife Connie, sons Todd and Heath, brother Leroy,sister Delores Owen and four grandchildren; Hunter, Gabriel, Riley andCarlie.
Memorialservices will be held Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at the Loving FuneralHome 3225 Academy Avenue Portsmouth VA 23703. In lieu of flowers,donations can be made to the Little Grove United Methodist ChurchBuilding Fund, PO Box 293, Frisco, NC 27936.
Amemorial service will be held on Hatteras Island in the near future.
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