Charles "Bill" William Bartow, 88, of Cumming passed away Nov. 23, 2013. He followed his beloved wife of 66 years, Elizabeth, who passed away three weeks earlier. They are now rejoined in Heaven. Born and raised in Mineola, N.Y., he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Luella Bartow; and his sisters, Doris Bartow and Madalyn Seaman.
Bill was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army
. His service to his country was a great pride for him and his entire family. He will always be our hero.
Bill was a graduate of Syracuse University and was retired from Mead Packaging. He could always make his children laugh and gifted them with his sense of humor. He loved current events, history, his yard, and his beloved dogs. He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niece and nephew.
He is survived by his children, Bruce Bartow of Hilton Head, S.C., Brenda Spence of Alpharetta, Debra (Victor) Hayes of St. Simons Island, Diane (David) Kenmore of Lilburn, Susan Kovitch of Albuquerque, N.M., Robert (Meredith) Bartow of Marietta, Laura (Kent) Tuttle of Cumming, David Bartow of Johns Creek; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and faithful caregiver, Ms. De Salter of Cumming.
A memorial service with military honors at the Georgia National Cemetery is being planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the Humane Society of Forsyth County No Kill Shelter, P.O. Box 337 Cumming, GA 30028, or online at www.forsythhumane.org.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.