Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

David A. Hartz

David A. “Dave” Hartz, age 58, of Shelby, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 after suffering an unexpected brain aneurysm.

Dave was born July 14, 1963 in Shelby to Charles Floyd and Kay (Miller) Hartz. He was a 1981 graduate of Shelby High School and Pioneer Joint Vocational School where he was in the Machine Trades Program.  For over 25 years he was the owner and operator of Hartz Manufacturing- his CNC machine shop. A man of God, Dave was an active member of Taylortown Community Church where he served the church in various capacities and volunteering efforts. As “the handiest guy ever”, Dave was a very skilled craftsman, always wore cowboy boots and loved western movies, and enjoyed visiting Lake Erie and riding Sea-Doos.

Dave is survived by his wife, Marlo D. (Koerner) Hartz, whom he wed on May 5, 2005; his children: Seth Hartz, Markie Hartz, Mariah (Clay) Armstrong, Hollie Hartz, Nicholas Hartz, Stephen (Meghan) Fryer, II, and Mason (Annalee) Fryer; grandchildren: Millie, Myah, Jasmine, Alexis, Sean, Scarlett, and Silas; mother: Kay (Miller) Hartz; sisters: Cathy (Bill) Gardner and Sandra Tener; and other relatives and friends. His father, Charles Floyd Hartz, preceded him in death along with is brother-in-law, Mark Tener.

Funeral services will be private. Care for Dave and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Dave’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Nikki Stidam says:

    Oh Marlo… I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Brian Jenkins says:

    Grew up with Dave. He was a lifelong friend,we went through good and bad times . Having just moved back to Shelby we reconnected. We graduated together in 81. He will always be remembered as one of my best friends. RIP brother, I will miss you.

  3. Allegra Andersen says:

    So sorry for your loss. Allegra

  4. Sharon McNary says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Dave was a good guy and will be missed by his church family.

  5. Dale and Sandy Jenney says:

    Kay and family-our thoughts and hearts are with you. God Bless

  6. Ellen & Steve Haverfield says:

    So sorry for you Marlo, Seth and Markie. I hope and pray you will feel God’s presence in the days and months ahead.

  7. Mark & Pam Hess says:

    To the entire Hartz Family. We were so proud to call Dave our friend. He would have given anyone of us his left arm if you asked him and then he would ask you if you want the right arm as well. Dave had a joy about him that was contagious. We are sure that he will leave a void in all of our lives and that we will all miss his kindness, his presence and his wisdom. We send prayers out to your family. Prayers for peace, strength and healing. May the Good Lord bring you all together like never before and may you all be comforted by the love that unites you and the legacy that Dave leaves behind. Virtual hugs from the Hess Family to each of you.

  8. Pamela Awwiller says:

    Marlo, We were so very sad to see this. Many memories with you both worshipping Jesus at church and concerts. Our prayers are with you and the kids and Kay.

  9. Andy & Joni Parks, & Family says:

    Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt thoughts are with you Marlo, Seth & Markie! We pray for Gods love to comfort, heal and strengthen all of you!

  10. Rob and Sue Parrigan says:

    Kay, so sorry to hear about Dave. We are praying for you and your family.

  11. Bryan Long says:

    So sorry to hear This Marlo
    Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time

  12. Steve and Kim Geary says:

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I worked with Dave years ago at Covert Mfg. He was a hard worker and a good guy.Recently Dave and his family moved into our neighborhood. Always enjoyed talking to him at school functions and around town. Prayers for the family….

  13. Judy Hess says:

    Bill and Judy Hess, Says: Dear Kay and family we wish to send you our heartfelt condolences. Bill enjoyed working with Dave, he will be missed.

  14. Linda &Troy Shepherd says:

    So sorry to read about the passing of your husband, Marlo. Sending our deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time.

  15. Edna Hartz Karnes says:

    So sorry Marlo and family for your loss. Praying for precious memories in the days to come.

  16. Barbara Fugate says:

    I am deeply saddened to read about your loss. Kay and family I extend my sympathy ..

  17. Tina and Kevin McGarvey says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Please know that we are praying for you and your family.

  18. Dan Ebersole says:

    So very sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. My sincerest condolences to your whole family! Dave was a great guy and friend. Always had a smile and fun to be around, Dave will be missed by all! Prayers for peace and comfort to your whole family God Bless

  19. Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for comfort at this time

  20. Cheryl Cronbaugh says:

    So saddened by this loss for all who knew and loved Dave. Fly free and healthy, Dave. I am sure you are telling stories to Jesus about your kids whom you loved.

  21. Ashton and Pamela Ogle says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. He was always so nice to talk to and had a great heart, especially for the Lord. He will truly be missed!

  22. Marlene Steele Adkins says:

    I graduated with Dave from Shelby. I had lost touch until years later his son and my son played basketball at the Shelby YMCA. Then again at a church in Ontario. In 20018 they were on a robotics team together. Dave was instrumental in helping them with developing their robot. I always enjoyed talking to him. He was a kind soul. Marlo, when I first met you, I enjoyed talking to you each and every time I saw you. You both had have a way of making people feel special and important. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  23. Chlotene Noble says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Dave. My condolences to your family.

  24. Nancy Smith-Lantz says:

    To the entire Hartz family I would like to extend my deepest condolences and prayers at this sad time!

  25. Stephen Hartz says:

    My deepest condolences. Dave was aman of true godly faith. I so enjoyed coming to the farm years ago and working with the livestock, which he loved. May God comfort you all at this time.

  26. Adam Hunter says:

    My heart breaks for you and your kids, Marlo. I thought the world of Dave. May God hold you closest to Him during your days of heartache. Be comforted during your time of grief, as assuredly, and in the “hope of things to come,” you’ll see him again….

  27. Lisa Anspach-Hiler says:

    Many found memories with the family and Dave,he will be missed. Prayers and condolences to you all. God bless you all and hold his soul loving

  28. Patty and Phil Cravens says:

    So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We will be keeping you and children in our prayers.

  29. Josh and Jenny Hockman says:

    Dave was a kind and gentle soul. He was always kind, always pleasant, and always ready to help in any way he could. We will miss him at church. He will be dearly missed.

  30. Josh and Jenny Hockman says:

    Dave will be greatly missed. Always kind, always pleasant, always willing to help.m in any way he could. He was a God fearing man and a gentle soul. He will be dearly missed. Condolences to the family

  31. Jennifer, Brett, Blake, and Bryce DeWees says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Dave. He was such a kind and patient coach for Blake both years that he coached Blake in Upward basketball. We will be lifting you all up in prayer during this difficult time.

  32. Susan Livingston says:

    Kay and family:

    So very sorry to hear of David’s passing. I remember the many years ago when your family lived across the street from us. We had fun times. Prayers be with you and the family as you go through these difficult times.

    Susan, Mary Steve and family.

  33. Rocky & Dawn Geary says:

    Our deepest condolences Marlo Seth Markie & family
    May treasured memories bring you comfort
    Dave was the nicest guy !!!
    Keeping you close in prayer & thought

  34. Sandy Hartz Irish says:

    On behalf of Kathleen Hartz (Dave’s Great Aunt), age 93, the Paul Hartz family wishes to express their sympathy to Dave’s family. Like his father, gone too soon. He was a great guy. His kids will surely miss their father in the years ahead.

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