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Richard J. Bartholomew, 86, of North Beaver Township passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, as a result of a house fire.
Born January 28, 1931, in Burton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lisle H. and Helen Kotacka Bartholomew. He was married on November 4, 1955, to Kathleen J. Sheets Bartholomew, who passed away December 7, 2016. They were married 61 years.
Richard had previously worked at JB Mill and for Veon's Mining Company. He retired from Rhodes Bus Company, where he drove for the Mohawk School District.
He enjoyed farming and working his Belgium Draft Horses. He also enjoyed reading, taking daily walks and going to Pioneer Festivals.
Survivors include three daughters, Corinne (William) Woods of Colonial Heights, Virginia, Colleen Farone of Bessemer, Barbara Yasher of Mt. Jackson; a son, Nelson Bartholomew of North Beaver Township.; a sister, Anita Ryhal of Wampum; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Richard was preceded in death by a son, Daniel in 1990, and a granddaughter, Brenda Woods Dando in 2007.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main St., Wampum. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Clark of Moravia Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Published on April 9, 2017
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