Tim Bartlett of Elizabethtown, NY, died at UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT on Monday, December 3rd following a long illness. He was born in Elizabethtown, NY on August 9, 1950.
Tim graduated from ELCS in June, 1968 and went to work for AT&T in Kingston, NY. He joined the U.S. Army Airborne Division in August of 1972 and served at Ft. Campbell Kentucky until his honorable discharge in August of 1975. He returned to AT&T and later moved to Albany, NY where he spent most of his career. Tim resigned from AT&T in 1986. While he decided what he wanted to do next, he and his friend, Charlie Fensterer, went on the adventure of a lifetime. They spent three weeks seeing the country, stopping and camping when the urge moved them. Tim often told us his that trip was the best time of his life.
Tim then started a telecommunications company, Telcom, Inc., serving business customers throughout New York. His hallmarks were his strong ethics and dedication to his customers. In 2000, he sold his business and partially retired, although he continued as a consultant for the next 10 years. His health started to decline and in 2008 he decided to move back to Elizabethtown to be closer to family.
Tim had a great sense of humor, and for many years he was very into farming. He was once told he knew everything there is to know about farming but very little about anything else, so Tim being Tim, he made it a point to learn everything there was to know about whatever he became involved in. He loved cars, the Adirondacks, hiking and family. He had a huge heart and would literally give you his last dollar if he thought you needed it. There was no one more loyal to friends and family than Tim.
Tim is survived by his brother, Roger, of South Carolina; sisters, Linda Jackson of Elizabethtown, NY and Susan Greschler (Tobin) of Lewis, NY, his step-mother, Jane Hildebrandt of Elizabethtown, and much-loved nieces and nephews scattered both near and far. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Roger and Patricia (Farrell) Bartlett.
Calling hours will be on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street in Elizabethtown, NY, and a funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 16 Williams Street in Elizabethtown, NY followed by burial in the Lewis Cemetery, 933 Fox Run Road, in Lewis, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad or Homeward Bound Adirondacks.
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