Frank Edward Bartlett Sr., 92, passed away at his home in Westernport on January 9, 2015.
Born July 19, 1922, he was the son of the late Jay O. and Nora F. (Shillenburg) Bartlett. Frank was preceded in death by his brother, John Bartlett, sister Elizabeth Bartlett and grandson Josiah Bartlett.
Frank was a graduate of Bruce High School. After completing school he was employed at Westvaco’s Luke paper mill until his retirement. In 1941 he enlisted in the Army, serving in the WWII European Theatre. He arrived at Omaha Beach with the 1st US Army during the Normandy invasion. After D-day, he served with the 49th Engineer Combat Brigade in Northern France and the Rhineland including the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he reenlisted from December 1945 until November 1948 and later from October 1950 until February 1954.
Frank epitomized what was great about the “Great Generation”. He was truly devoted to his family and country as well as being a hard dedicated worker. Thirty years after retirement he still always asked how the machines were running at the “mill”. He was a faithful fan of baseball, basketball and football and an avid golfer. He also enjoyed through the years meeting friends and co-workers at the Westernport American Legion.
Surviving is his wife Geraldine (Dohm) Bartlett; son, Frank E. Bartlett and wife Darlene of Harrisonburg, VA, son, Phil C. Bartlett and wife Dee Ann of Short Gap, WV; and his grandchildren, Carrie B. Kennell and fiancé Jason McDonald of Cumberland, Cassie J. Bartlett and Jeremy Peterson of Brooklyn, NY, Justin C. Bartlett and his wife Heather of Casa Grande, AZ; and great grandchildren, Cavin Skye Kennell, Nicole Elizabeth Kennell and Colette Elizabeth Bartlett.
At Mr. Bartlett’s request, his body was cremated.
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, MD, on Tuesday, January 13, 2014 for 12 to 2 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm.
The family would like to express special thanks to a very thoughtful neighbor, Charles Sliger and acknowledge the kindness shown through the years by co-worker Marshall Broadwater. Appreciated is the love displayed by Terry and Melanie Dohm, his nephew and wife.