Edward Hartlove Jr., 63, truck driver, tavern owner

May 13, 2004

Edward William Hartlove Jr., a retired truck driver and former Southwest Baltimore tavern owner, died of lung cancer May 6 at his Church Hill home in Queen Anne's County. He was 63.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Christian Street, he attended city public schools.

Mr. Hartlove owned and operated Hartlove's Tavern at Christian and Payson streets, a business he purchased from his father.

"He was well known for having the coldest beer in Baltimore," said his wife of 22 years, the former Debra Kay Anderson. "He chilled it so it nearly froze and had a little slush in it."

He gave up the tavern in 1993 and became an independent truck driver. He retired several years ago.

He was a member of the Highlandtown Moose Lodge and played bluegrass music on the dobro, a slide guitar.

Services were held Tuesday in Centreville.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three sons, Edward W. Hartlove III of Pasadena, Joseph Hartlove of Stevensville and Walter Boteler III of Church Hill; four daughters, Yvonne Hartlove of Pasadena and Gloria Williams, Heather Hartlove and Lena Hartlove, all of Church Hill; two brothers, Allen Hartlove of Crisfield and Jerry Hartlove of Glen Burnie; a sister, Bonnie Hartlove McCubbin of Catonsville; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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