George W. Bartlett

Nov 10, 2020
George Bartlett

Rockland — George W. Bartlett, 76, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, following a sudden illness.

Born Feb. 21, 1944, in Rockland to Norris C. and Marion A. (Hall) Bartlett Sr., he was educated in local schools.

George began working at an early age and would eventually find his way to Brooks Trap Mill in 1977 where he worked until retiring in 2019 to care for his wife. George considered Brooks to be a second family.

A quiet, family oriented man, George enjoyed many things; spending time fishing at their cottage on the backside of Chickawaukie or working in his gardens. His family recalls that he also loved to putter and was always “puttering” around with something. But mostly doing woodworking of all sorts.

He married the love of his life Kathleen (Sylvester) March 11, 1966. The two of them were described as “two peas in a pod” always spending time together. Over time Kathleen would come to require daily care, a job that George took on with love and devotion and continued right up to the day of his passing.

Predeceased by his parents; sisters Joan Bartlett and Evelyn Watrous; brothers Fred and Norris (Jr) Bartlett.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen of Rockland; brothers Arthur Bartlett and his wife Priscilla of St. George, Donald Bartlett and his wife Bonnie of Litchfield; Robert Bartlett and his wife Regina of Oakland; sisters Marion Seidner and Norene Laatz both of Camden and Adelaide McKenney of Katy, Texas; sister in-law Diane Bartlett and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

George’s family decided to remember his life privately, and he will be laid to rest in Achorn Cemetery.

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