Simon Peter Hartog, 1910-2016

Simon Peter Hartog, born February 14, 1910, saw his days lengthened by the Lord until Thursday,
June 30, 2016 when the Lord took him to Himself at around 8:45 p.m. from The Holland Home in
North Haledon where he resided.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, preceded by visitation from 9:30
until 11. -Rev. Rod Gorter, Pastor of the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church will lead the
service and Rev. John Keegan, Pastor of Grace OPC Fair Lawn will bring the sermon. -On Thursday,
Pastor Keegan will officiate at his interment next to his wife, Belle (d.2006) at the Whiting Memorial
Park in Manchester Twp.
Simon became a member of the congregation in 2009 and, with Belle, had been members of
Redeemer OPC (now Faith Bible OPC in Brick NJ). -For most of his life prior to retirement to
Crescent Village in 1976, he had been a member of the Madison Avenue Christian Reformed Church
in Paterson NJ.
Simon loved the Lord as far as he could remember, and the Lord’s people, as well as had a heart for
the salvation of the lost through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We will miss this brother and father in the faith, yet rejoice, even as he now rejoices in the courts of
-Our mourning is, by grace, turned to dancing (Psalm 30).
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. (Psalm 116:15)
The following is a reprise of his 100th birthday testimony given at a party in his honor.
Simon Hartog