Joseph E. Bartkowski
Joseph (Joe) Bartkowski passed away suddenly on November 4th as the result of a tragic accident. Joe is survived by Sharon, his wife of 39 years, his brother John (Donna), son, daughter, granddaughters Kristin and Keylean, grandson Kyle, many nieces and nephews and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florian "Joseph" & Margaret Bartkowski. Joe was a 1962 graduate of Seattle Christian School and recently attended his 50th high school class reunion. Joe & Sharon owned The Print Shop in Auburn for several years before Joe went back to his passion of driving trucks. He was a proud Teamster for Local #174, working for Lee & Eastes Tank Lines at the time of his death. Joe was a long time member of the Auburn Noon Lions and The Miss Auburn Scholarship Program Board of Directors. Joe's generosity was well-known in the Auburn community. He had a huge heart and gave selflessly of his time and money whenever he was able.
He will be dearly missed by all that knew Joe.
Remembrances may be made to the Auburn Valley Humane Society or Auburn School District for a scholarship to be awarded in Joe's name.
A celebration of Joe's life will be held on Sunday, December 2nd @ 2:00pm at the Truitt Building Rainier Room, 102 W Main St, Auburn, WA.