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S. Bill Bartlett Obituary


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“Spent many a day sailing at Sailing by Jupiter. Some of the best memories I have are there with Bill and his Family. His Son is my oldest daughters...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Donald Bessey - Colbert, WA

“Very sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry Shockey - NJ

“Joyce and Family, So sorry to hear about Mr. Bartlett. He was a joy to work with at the So. Martin County Fire Dept. I know he will be truly...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bruce and Charlotte Gohsler - MD

“Gail, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family during this time and always. Love, Bonnie and Edward ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie Montgomery - Hillsville, VA

“What a rich, good life Bill lived, full of family and love. He was always willing to help out, sharpening knives or explaining an air-conditioning...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Craig Roberts and Barbara Sause - MD

“Bill always made me feel like I was part of the family. I felt like i was another daughter to him. He was like another father to me. I remember going...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Taco - clermont, FL - friend

“We wanted to let you know we are praying for your family. Carol is a very big blessing to all of us. May you find comfort and peace knowing that...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Randi Law and the NDP of Osceola Task Force. - FL

“All Nature Tells Us Nothing Really Ever Dies. Nothing really ever dies That is not born anew, The...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Olga Gonzalez

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill's family and dear friends. It is such a comfort to know he is with our Heavenly Father for all eternity now....Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Chip and Melody Bradshaw

“My Uncle Bill is the stongest man i ever knew - I will always remember our times together - My dad remembers Billl riding his bicycle a long way to...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Eric Schloss - TwinMountain, NH

“No one knows how much it hurts me to lose my Father In Law, my FRIEND, my Mentor, my Captain. After 34 years of enjoying Bill's Love and...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Bushem - Orlando, FL

“What a godly heritage to have a father that loved and served the Lord. We knoe you will miss him. May God comfort you all. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Robert and Norma Weiss - FL

“Bill was like a dad to me and will always be remembered in our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family at this most difficult...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Crosby - Friend

“POOR BILL SUFFERED SO LONG AND NEVER COMPLAINED. ALWAYS UPBEAT AND POSITIIVE. WILL MISS HIS MANY KNOWLEDGABLE CONV ERSATIONS. A GREAT BABY...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: JO BURKHART WILLIAMS - FRIEND

“My dad Bill always carried this poem in his wallet: The Prayer of Faith God is my help in every need; God does my every hunger feed; God...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Carol - Saint Cloud, FL

“Bill & Joyce were our neighbors in NJ. We became good friends. We had taken vacation trips together and always had plenty of laughs. Our children...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jim & Eleanor Hutchins - Friends

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I rrejoice that your Dad is with our Lord and Savior--Jesus Christ. Though sad for the moment I...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Rev. Todd Marcy - friend


S. Bill Bartlett

80 of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Linwood, NJ, left a family gathering here on earth to join his family in heaven on January 20, 2011.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce, and his four children; Gail Pankey & husband Walt of Bedford, VA, John Bartlett and wife Bailey of Jupiter, FL, Sue Bushem and husband Brian of Orlando, FL and Carol Channer and husband Wayne of St. Cloud, FL. He was a very proud Popop, beloved by his nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, John Lake and Ida Bill Bartlett, and his three siblings, John, Madeline and Robert.

Born in new Jersey, Bill worked as a registered union electrician and for Atlantic City Electric Company. A prominent citizen, he served as First Assistant Chief for the Linwood Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and on the Linwood Board of Education. He also dedicated years of service to the Boy Scouts. After moving to Florida in 1977, he continued his commitment to public service with the South Martin County Volunteer Fire Department. Quite the entrepreneur and true jack-of-all-trades, he owned and operated Sailing By Jupiter! and Bill's Sharpening Service. In 1994, he and his son co-founded Barricade International.

Bill will be fondly remembered as a loving family man who enjoyed dancing, especially the Jitterbug at family weddings. he took pleasure in fishing, sailing, boating, snorkeling, travelling, woodworking, and socializing with his many friends, and "two Bartlett fingers" of Scotch on ice. Bill enjoyed his final days surrounded by family members and kept his keen sense of humor and sharp wit until the very end.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, Jupiter, FL where online condolences may be made at www.taylorandmodeen.com.