Arno S. Hardtke, Sr., age 88, of the Silver Ridge Park section of Berkeley Township died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at home. Born in Schenectady, NY, he grew up in Maplewood and lived in Jackson and Lakewood for most of his life before settling in Silver Ridge in 1994.
Mr. Hardtke was a mason for many years, and was a member of the Mason's and Bricklayer's Union. He was a Building Inspector for Lakewood Township, and was a longtime member of the Lakewood Hook and Ladder Company #1.
Predeceased by his brother Andrew, he is survived by his wife, Frances; his children, Lynn Schwenzer and her husband Howard of Colonia, and Arno Jr. of Johns Creek, GA.
Cremation was private under the direction of Horizon Funeral and Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River. Interment of cremains will take place at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to VNA Hospice of Central Jersey, 23 Main Street, Holmdel, NJ 07733 or at www.vnahg.org .
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