Bart Bartikowsky, Ann's Choice, Warminster, passed away at the age of 87 at Abington Hospice, Warminster.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Bernard and Camilla (Tintner) Bartikowsky and was a graduate of Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre. After high school, Bart served in the Navy in World War II from 1944-46 and in the Korean War from 1950-52.
After the war, he attended Penn Wharton School and Wilkes College and was vice president of Bartikowsky Jewelers, a family-owned business, until his retirement in August 1993. He was a member of the Irem Temple Shrine, its band and a life member of the Free Masons Lodge 61 in Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre, Jewish War Veterans, Dream Mile fly-fishing club, Blakeslee, and other local organizations before moving to Warminster.
Bart always had a joke to tell, a funny, witty story and a great sense of humor. All who knew him mourn his loss.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marilyn (Meer) Bartikowsky, formally of Scranton; cherished daughters, Nancy (Jeff) Palumbo, Little Silver, N.J.; Jill Bartikowsky, Houston, Texas; Ellen (Scott) Levithan, Lansdale; a proud grampy to Bryan (Stephanie) Palumbo, Hoboken, N.J.; Amy Palumbo and fiancé, Scott Martinoh, Hoboken, N.J.; Brett Levithan and Alex Levithan, Lansdale; his brother, Max Bartikowsky (Anna Cervenak), Forty Fort; nieces, nephews and cousins.
His sister, Jane (Bartikowsky) Karnofsky, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Larry Kaplan and Cantor Ahron Abraham officiating.
Interment will follow in Temple Israel Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Shiva will be observed at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Scott Levithan, on Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday and Tuesday at the Bartikowsky residence at Ann's Choice from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and locally Sunday and Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Plains Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Abington Hospice at Warminster or the Benevolent Care Fund, Ann's Choice or the donor's favorite charity.
For information, visit the funeral home website at www.rosenbergfuneralchapel.com.
Rosenberg Funeral Chapel - Wilkes Barre
348 S. River St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 20, 2013