Paul Bennett Hartsock, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. Born in Deepwater, Mo., on Nov. 5, 1940 — the same day, he proudly told anyone who’d listen, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his third term — Mr. Hartsock grew up in the Kansas City metro area and graduated from Shawnee Mission North High. At 21, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve during the Vietnam War, though he never deployed. “Biff” married Janet (Hunter) on March 21, 1964, and had a long career, first through a tool-and-die-maker apprenticeship, then eventually as a computer programmer, at Bendix/Allied Signal/Honeywell. With an artist’s eye and mathematician’s mind, he was a skilled machinist, woodworker and craftsman, baker and cook — a genuine Renaissance man who could weave, tat, knit and crochet, and make stained glass, jewelry and ceramics. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and walking his “little dog,” but he was happiest when helping others. A devoted, loving family man, his survivors include Janet, of the home; sons, Eric (Annie) Hartsock, and Andrew (Janice) Hartsock; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Carlyn, and Brooks Hartsock; sister, Ann Tubbs; and brother, Jon Hartsock. No services are planned.