In Memory of




Obituary for Elaine R Hartwick

Elaine R Hartwick entered eternal sleep on Monday June 12 th , 2023, after 74 years of living life to its

Elaine was born in 1948 in Philadelphia to the late Jack and Rachel Karpowitz and was raised in Yardley
Pennsylvania. Elaine was always a tiny person but incredibly strong, which she proved in her early teens
when she fought and beat a rare form of cancer, a feat she was always both proud and thankful for.
Elaine met the love of her life, Jack Hartwick and knew that he was the only man she would ever love.
After they married, they moved to Titusville and began a life of traveling the world together, something
Elaine enjoyed every second of.

Elaine pursued different business opportunities which included opening her own beauty salon. She held
a variety of interests which led her into several different jobs including being a district manager for
several different furniture stores and Dollar General. Elaine also loved spending her time volunteering
at Fisherman’s Mark in Lambertville New Jersey.

All these opportunities culminated in her final career, working at the Giant Food Stores in New Hope
Pennsylvania. Elaine quickly became a staple of the customer experience there. Everyone knew Elaine.
Even if they didn’t know her by name, they knew her by her shining personality, knowledge of product
locations and uses, and her crazy headbands that she would wear throughout the year (no not just on
holidays!) Elaine’s passion for training and development led her to being appointed the official cashier
trainer and she would go on to train a whole generation of Giant workers.

Elaine is survived by her beloved granddaughter Jessica Arroyo and family, her loyal dog Boobala, two
nieces Stacy and Marcy Karpowitz, her dear friend David McCloughan Jr., and countless coworkers,
customers, and friends who Elaine shared special connections with over the years. Elaine would not
want us to be sad. She would want us to think of her favorite phase, “this too shall pass.”

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Elaine’s name to the SPCA.