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Barton F. "Bart" Rostiser


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
VERNON CENTER >> Barton F. (Bart) Rostiser, age 90, a longtime area grocer with A & P, Loblaw Inc. and Bart's Country Store in Vernon Center, N.Y. passed away late Thursday evening May 8, 2014 in the Martin Luther Home of Clinton.
He was born on March 6, 1924 in Utica, N.Y. the son of the late William and Mildred Rostiser. Bart spent his early years in Oriskany, N.Y. through elementary school. The family moved to Clinton, N.Y. and he graduated from Clinton High School in 1942. He served his country proudly in the US Army Air Force as a radio operator on B-17 of the Second Air Force, and B-29 of the 383 Bomb Group 20th Air Force.
Returning home to Clinton in 1946 and employment with A & P. After 20 years with A & P, he left to take employment with Loblaws. Bart at one time or another managed stores in Utica, Oneida, Rome, Whitesboro and New Hartford.
Returning from the service he became a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 230 in Sherrill, N.Y. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9591 in Clinton, N.Y.
Bart was predeceased by his wife, Jane S. (Sharrow) Rostiser on March 29, 2009.
He is survived by his sister, Beatrice Brady of Kirkland, N.Y. and his brother, Robert (Duarice) of Vestal, N.Y.; nephews, Joe, Bill Ellis of Naples, Fla., Michael Ellis of Clinton, N.Y. and Stephen of North Carolina; a niece, Mary Beth Rostiser of Arizona; his cherished stepdaughters, Elaine (Charles) Burke of Vernon Center, Delight (George) Vencek of Vernon, N.Y., also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bart loved music, everything from country western through classics. He loved to sing. He sang in several church choirs in New York State as well in Florida and the Oneida Civic Chorale. He played the French horn in band and orchestra and sang in choir all through his high school years.
Bart loved animals, especially dogs, as did his wife. He also had pleasure in conversations with new acquaintances.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9:30-10 a.m. prior to Bart's funeral service that will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Malecki Funeral Home Inc., 464 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, N.Y. 13461. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery, Oneida, N.Y.
Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on May 11, 2014
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