Clyde S. Hartlove, 90, vice president for Esskay

October 12, 2005

Clyde Selwyn Hartlove, a retired executive at the old Schluderberg-Kurdle Co. - Esskay meatpackers - and former longtime Lochearn resident, died of cancer Sunday at a hospital in Greenville, S.C. He was 90.

Mr. Hartlove was born in Newport News, Va., and moved to Baltimore's West Lafayette Avenue with his family in 1921.

He attended Polytechnic Institute and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Johns Hopkins University and University of Baltimore before going to work in 1936 for the old Mutual Chemical Co. in Fells Point. He became production supervisor and personnel manager.

In 1953, Mr. Hartlove joined Esskay as public relations and training director. He was a vice president at his 1977 retirement.

His professional memberships included serving as president of the Maryland Society of Training Directors and vice president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. From 1955 to 1969, he taught management courses at the University of Baltimore.

Mr. Hartlove had been active in the Baltimore chapters of the Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce and had been president of the Maryland chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Advertising Club of Baltimore.

A Mason, he was a member of the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple and a former member of Lochearn Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Hartlove also liked painting lighthouses and flowers in acrylics.

In 1985, Mr. Hartlove moved to Urbanna, Va., and since 1996 had resided in Greenville.

His wife of 54 years, the former Genevieve Steele, died in 1998.

Mr. Hartlove was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in Greenville, where a memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are a son, David T. Hartlove of Cheverly; a daughter, Brooke Ellen McGuire of Greenville; two sisters, Molly Moorhead Myers of Newport News and Ora Lee Aist of Park Forest, Ill.; and a grandson.

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