John Melvin Hartwell Jr, 72

John Melvin Hartwell Jr. of Greenwich, CT, and Jupiter, FL, beloved husband to Maria Amorim and proud father of Natalia Amorim Hartwell, and John Melvin Hartwell III (JJ), passed away peacefully in Jupiter, FL on April 15, 2022. John was 72.

John was born on May 5, 1949 in New York, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, John Melvin Hartwell and Elizabeth Hawk Hartwell and brother David. He is survived by his brother Robert (Wendy) of NC, sister Kate Davis (Andrew) of NY, NY and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews residing in Brazil whom he would visit often.

John attended Greenwich High School before entering the U.S. Army where he served in South Korea. He graduated from Bridgeport University where he was a member of a veteran’s fraternal organization and stayed in contact with them throughout the years. John completed his Masters Degree while continuing to work in the finance area of IBM for 35 years. On a 3-year assignment to Brazil, John met and married his beloved wife Maria.

Second only to his family and friends, was John’s love of sports. He was a dedicated fan of the NY Giants, NY Yankees, Wisconsin Badgers, and the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks. Upon his retirement from IBM, John dedicated his time to golfing and loved competing in the Town of Greenwich Golf tournament. His golfing career was highlighted with a hole-in-one at the Links at Union Vale, Lagrangeville, NY. John could always be found (and heard!) on the sidelines of Natalia’s and JJ’s games. He also coached various youth football, soccer, softball and basketball teams in the Greenwich area.

John worked hard throughout the years, but he also played hard. He loved traveling to Las Vegas with friends, attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, riding the Island Beach Ferry and relaxing with friends at Byram Beach. John was a former member of the Greenwich RTM and the Greenwich American Legion Post 29.

John loved tradition and family and could always be seen having weekly breakfasts at the Putnam Restaurant with his mother and later with Natalia and JJ. His parents loved Cape Cod, specifically Chatham, where they would vacation annually. John continued this tradition with his own family.

Memorial service will be held in John’s honor at a later date.