Gowanda, NY - John Y. Bartlett Sr., 80, of South Quaker Road, passed away Thursday July 18, 2013 at the Gowanda Nursing Home.
He was born September 18, 1932 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late John Russell and Ruth (Eagan) Bartlett.
On February 9, 1955 at St. Joseph's RC Church, he married the former Marie A. Schuster, who predeceased him Feb. 15, 2006.
Mr. Bartlett was a Korean War Veteran having served in the US Air Force. He was employed as a Sub-Foreman for National Fuel for over 35 years until his retirement.
Mr. Bartlett was a member of the Gowanda Legion Post #409, Gowanda VFW Post #5007, St. Joseph's RC Church and was an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by 4 sons Thomas (Julie) Bartlett of Dunkirk, NY, John Bartlett Jr. of Lawtons, NY, Gary Bartlett of Olean, NY and James (Lori) Bartlett of Gowanda, NY; a daughter, Laurie (Migel) Negron of Puerto Rico; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchil-dren. Also surviving are a brother, Thomas (Jean) Bartlett of Gowanda, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Bartlett.
Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda on Monday July 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. from St. Joseph's RC Church in Gowanda, NY
Burial with full military honors will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gowanda. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.