Gordon 'Bart' Bartholomew


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Gordon "Bart" Bartholomew, 82, died peacefully in his recliner on Nov. 13, 2012, at his home in Sun City, Ariz.
A service to honor Gordon's life was held at St. Clement of Rome Parish, Sun City. Donations can be made to Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org. Please visit his guest book at www.yourwestvalley.com.
Gordon was born March 5, 1930, in Sayre, Pa., to Terrell Bartholomew and Estella Layman Bartholomew. He spent four years in the Air Force during the Korean War with two of those years in Japan. He returned to Brockport State in 1954 and was a member of the 1955 Men's Co-National Championship soccer team.
While in Japan, Gordon met Mary Ann Masschelin, and they were married in 1956 in East Moline, where they lived until 1970, when they moved to Alaska. His professional career was spent in the insurance industry. Gordon and Mary Ann retired in 1993 and spent winters in Sun City and summers in Anchorage. His last day of golf was four days before he died.
His oldest son, Thomas; both parents; and sisters, Bette Gottorf and Rita Jenson, preceded Gordon in death.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years; daughter, Teri (Tim) Regan, Arizona; sons, Bob (Kaye), Juneau, Alaska, Ed, Lawrence, Kan., Doug (Anna Mae), Dillingham, Alaska; daughter-in-law, Cheri, Anchorage; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.












 



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