Josiah "Si" Bartholomew, 65, passed away on August 11, 2014 following a 20 year fight with cancer. A native of Galion, OH, he had been a resident of Jacksonville, FL for 27 years. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Master Chief Bartholomew honorably served his country from 1969 to 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sheri S. Bartholomew; sons, Jason D. (Melissa) of Chesapeake VA, and Kyle S. of Bellevue, WA; his mom, Rosemary E. of Galion; brothers, John E. of N. Canton, Tim W. of Galion, and Pete A. of Mansfield; grandchildren, Hannah, Nathanael, and Ethan. Si is preceded in death by his dad John W. Bartholomew.
A memorial service was held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, FL. Friends may offer condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Aug. 20, 2014