Robert Hartye Jr.
Robert Albert (Bob) Hartye, Jr., 71, of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas from complications following heart surgery.
Bob Hartye was born November 21, 1946 in Irvington, New Jersey, the second of four children to Bob and Helen Hartye. An Army brat, Bob got to grow up around the world – from his early years in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Yokohama, Japan to his high school years in Orleans, France - all of which began to shape his appreciation for life’s rich experiences.
Moving back to the states, Bob married high school sweetheart Christine Hartye (Philquist) in 1966 and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Math. Their son Robert Albert Hartye III was born in Indianapolis in 1969, just before Bob deployed overseas with the US Army where he attained the rank of Captain and would gain some early career experience in computer data processing systems and logistics.
From his Army years in Zweibrucken, Germany in the early 1970s, to civilian life in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado, and later Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Bob cultivated lifelong friendships and memorable times with family members. Among his special legacies are his absolute love of life, laughter, and experiences, telling a good story or joke (like nobody else can), music, movies, fishing, dancing and singing....to name just a few. He truly cared about keeping in touch with all the people in his life.
Bob and Lisa Hartye (Pagaza) were married in Puerto Vallarta in 1997 and soon built a rich life together in the PV bay area and gained a unique expertise in the local real estate market while working with Coldwell Banker and later with their own firm. Together, Bob & Lisa became welcoming ambassadors to their town for friends and family, and made new friends all the time. They traveled as often as they could to Europe, particularly France, as well as across the US to regularly stay with family and friends. At home, they loved enjoying gourmet dinners or getting together almost daily with friends around town - and Bob could always be counted on to get up and sing a song with the band or piano player anywhere there was music. And if there was a group of people laughing and having a genuinely good time in a restaurant or poolside in PV, it’s a good bet Bob Hartye was at the epicenter of it.
Bob is survived by his wife Lisa of Puerto Vallarta, son Robert (Bobby) Hartye III and his wife Valerie Morgan, two grandsons, William Hartye and Wyatt Hartye, all of Houston, two sisters, Carolyn Dorman and her husband Charlie (Chuck) Dorman of Snow Hill, MD, and Connie Merrell and her husband Dean Merrell of Branson, MO, and his beloved nephews and nieces.
Bob’s rich life will be celebrated at a private party with family and friends on Monday 4/23 in Houston as well as in Puerto Vallarta upon Lisa’s return home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association https://donatenow.heart.org/?utm_expid=.d-GvH7rgQsKSZKvAmK_KPA.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heart.org%2FHEARTORG%2FGiving%2FGiving_UCM_001137_SubHomePage.jsp
Or, because of his love for 4 legged ones, to SPCA
If anyone would like to send flowers, please send them to the address below.
Lisa Hartye/Robert Hartye III
432 W 30th St
Houston, TX 77018