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Robert Bartholomew

Robert D. Bartholomew

Friday, August 6th, 1954 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Robert D Bartholomew, 66, of Ephrata PA, went home to be with Jesus on August 21, 2020. He fought a good fight since his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer one year ago, but lost his battle at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital with his family lovingly by his side.

Born on August 6, 1954 in Ephrata PA, Bob was the son of the late Daniel and Mamie (Miller) Bartholomew.

Bob was a Machinist at Weaver Industries in Denver, PA for 44 years, where he retired in 2018. He was an avid sports enthusiast with his favorite teams being the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Boston Celtics. He loved to fish, and especially enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren. He loved to play quoits and corn hole and played in and won many tournaments locally over the years. His children and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. Bob also enjoyed his monthly poker nights with his buddies. Bob had so many friends and made an impression on everyone he met with his quick wit, great sense of humor and kind nature. He would never turn down a chance to help someone in need. There are many people in the county who are walking around with his blood, since he had been a faithful blood donor for many, many years. In his younger years, he was a member of the Bachman Auctioneer softball team of Ephrata. Bob will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Bob is survived by his two sons, Robert (Bobby), married to Michelle (Pope) of Denver, and Brandon, married to Michelle (Wenger) of Denver, three grandchildren, Briana, Gavin and Lian. He is also survived by his sisters, June Keller of Reamstown, Robin, married to Dean Rearich of Ephrata, Kathy, married to Timothy Rickenbach of Ephrata, Teresa Hersh, partner to Brian Wealand, of Ephrata, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his grandson, Alec Bartholomew of Virginia, and brothers, Timothy Bartholomew (Deb Getz) of Ephrata, and Jeffrey Miller (Deb Snyder) of Ephrata.

The family would like to thank the Wellspan Ephrata Cancer center staff for their wonderful care of Bob during his treatment, he had nothing but great things to share about his experiences there, and the Wellspan ICU for their wonderful care at the end of his life.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 11AM to 6 PM at Reinholds Post #6759 VFW, 250 Brunners Grove Road, Reinholds. A memorial service will begin at 12 PM with cornhole to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to pancreatic cancer research at www.cancerresearch.org/pancreatic.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 11:00am - 6:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Location
    Reinholds Post #6759 VFW
    Address
    570 Brunners Grove Road
    REINHOLDS, PA 17569
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Reinholds Post #6759 VFW
    Address
    250 Brunners Grove Road
    Reinholds, PA 17569
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

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    private at the convenience of the family
    Address
    Address not given

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Kelly Wilson

Posted at 09:05pm
My sympathies to your family. Bob was a great friend to my husband Greg. They shared many happy memories hunting and fishing. May you find peace and comfort. Kelly Wilson
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ralph wagaman

Posted at 11:18am
I will visit Jewelie"s grave site and plant another tree
JW

John Weinhold

Posted at 09:22pm
My sincere condolences to the whole family. Bob was a good man and we literally grew up together, along with Jeff, Tim and all of the girls. Many fond memories playing football, basketball, baseball and numerous other games in the old neighborhood....Franklin, Fulton, Lake and Gross Street area. I am truly saddened and pray that the Lord will provide comfort to all.
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dpannebecker2003@gmail.com

Posted at 05:06pm
We are so sorry for your loss. RIP Bob. Many memories of you from weaver industries. God bless and bring peace to the families.
Brian and Danielle Pannebecker
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