Joseph J. Bartkus Sr., 85, of Montrose, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, after an extended illness.
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He was born in North Scranton to the late Stanley F. and Verna (Sadauskas) Bartkus.
His wife, Ruth E. Bartkus, and his son, Joseph J. Bartkus, Jr., predeceased him.
He is survived by two daughters and son-in-law: Patricia Carpenter, and Roseann and Steve Webster; two sons and daughters-in-law: Steve and Barbara Bartkus, and Michael and Sherry Bartkus; seven grandchildren: Tonya Hemenway, Chris Grindall, Joseph Bartkus III, Tim Bartkus, Donna Bartkus, Caroline Bartkus, and Brandon Bartkus; sisters and brothers-in-law: Helen Doyle, and Betty and Frank Kwader; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Grace Bartkus; companion and friend, Barbara Overfield; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Joe was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea. He owned and operated the Elk Lake Inn from 1958 to 1995, He worked at Bendix from 1965 to 1971 then went to Procter & Gamble where he retired in 1989. He was a member of the VFW Ayres-Stone Post #5642, and the American Legion Gardner-Warner Post #154.
Friends called on the family at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose on Saturday. A graveside service followed at the Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.
Donations in Joe's name can be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.
Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home - Montrose
232 South Main St. Montrose, PA 18801
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from June 15 to June 21, 2011