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Allyn L. Bartholomew Obituary
Allyn L. Bartholomew
Allyn Lee Bartholomew, 80, son of Hally C. and Stella Missildine Bartholomew, born July 3, 1931 at San Antonio Hospital in Upland, CA, passed away on June 17, 2012 at Alta Loma, CA. He was an Upland, CA resident for the past 46 years. Allyn attended central school and Vina Danks before graduating from Chaffey High School in 1949 excelling in track. He attended Chaffey Jr. College and San Jose State before entering the U.S. Army in 1953. He received his bachelor's degree from California State, Los Angeles and his master's degree from Azusa Pacific University. On August, 15th 1964 he married Jean Marie Coy in Fulton Co., Ohio. He taught elementary school in Azusa Unified School District for 27 years where he formed chess clubs, entering his students in tournaments. Allyn was an expert in local history and told stories of early Ontario. He loved gardening and birdwatching. He coached AYSO soccer when his children were young, sang in choirs, and traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. Recently, he performed in the Harmonica Choir of Upland at Senior Centers. Allyn is survived by his wife, Jean Coy Bartholomew of Upland; children Layne (Elizabeth Beers) Bartholomew of Ontario and Dina Bartholomew (Sean Buur) of Rancho Cucamonga; and grandchildren Hally and Connor Bartholomew. He is also survived by a sister Rev. Alyce Bartholomew Soden of Gualala, brother-in-law Robert Coy of Jackson, MI, children Mark Bartholomew and Merriann Hightower and family. Visitation is at Draper Mortuary Friday 5:00 - 8:00 p. m. Funeral service will be held in the Draper Memorial Chapel, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Bellevue Memorial Park. Memorial gifts may be sent to VNA & Hospice of Southern California, 150 West 1st St., Suite 270, Claremont, CA 91711 (vnasocal.org) or the (cancer.org).
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on June 20, 2012
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