Funeral services for John R. (Jack) Bartle, age 86,
of 316 Caroline Street, Ogdensburg will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Calling hours will be held from 3:00 to 6:00
p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2008. Mr.
Bartle passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.
Among his survivors are his son, Ronald (Rusty) and
his wife, Laurie, of Antwerp; three grandchildren, Barbara, John R., and
Corinne Bartle; one great grandchildren, Kendra McElhone; sister in law Maureen
Badlam; four nieces, Hollie Simmons, Karen-Sue Mallory, Heather Badlam and
Heidi Knowlton, all of Ogdensburg; and one cousin, Leon Shatraw. He was predeceased by his sister,
Mr. Bartle was born April 10, 1922 in Mattydale, NY,
the son of John R. and Grace LaBrake Bartle.
He attended local schools. He married
Arleen Kinch, that marriage ended after 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and also in
the Korean War. He served with the 71st
Infantry Division, Company B of the 66th Infantry Regiment. The 71st Infantry Division fought
in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.
The final shot of WWII in Europe was fired by the 71st at
1500 hours on May 7, 1945. On May 8, 1945
the division held positions along the Enns River in Austria, and was the
farthest east of the United States Army ground forces in Europe. After being honorably discharged from the
Army in 1953, he retired at the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. Mr.
Bartle went to work for the Teamsters Local 687 where he worked on building
highways as an operator of heavy equipment, in the North Country until his
retirement. He was a member of the
American Legion, the VFW and the Amvets.
He enjoyed old cars, feeding the ducks at the boat launch and was a
fixture at Phillip’s Diner each day.
Donations may be made to a charity of one’s