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Hartland "Hart" 
Donley

Hartland “Hart” Donley, age 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 11, 2017. He was born in Escanaba, Michigan to Hartland and Hannah (Arntzen) Jelly. Hart made his home on Milwaukee’s east side for over 50 years. An accomplished photographer, he traveled extensively throughout his life, recording countless beautiful images of the world and its people. He also served our country as a photographer in the U.S. Army. Hart had a special affinity for Ireland, its people, heritage, and music, and loved singing traditional Irish songs with his rich tenor voice.

He was creative, curious, engaging, and always seeking new ways to express himself, make connections, and improve his surroundings. Over the years, Hart made numerous trips to Escanaba to visit with relatives and to fish on Bay de Noc with his cousins.

A private memorial service will be held in the spring.

Past Comments

Judy Price

Mr. Donley has donated many wonderful photographs to Milwaukee’s Great TV Auction over the years. He usually attended the art preview; so I was able to speak with him. He helped people appreciate photography as art. We will miss him since he was a charming man. Our sympathy is with you.

Judy Price, Auction Volunteer
2191 S. 77th St.
West Allis, WI 53219

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