BARTHELEMY, Ernest Lowell "Bart" 88, of Clearwater, passed on March 26, 2014. Ernest retired as a Supervisor fr-om Texaco Oil after a lengthy career and was a proud WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. While in the Navy, he was stationed on the Heavy Cruiser, U.S.S. Baltimore and earned four battle stars in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW for 68 years and a long time church elder with Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, IL. Bart is survived by his children, Michael (Linda) Barthel-emy, Karen (Michael J.) Laba-nce, and Lisa Cochran; grandchildren, Lydia Hickey, Dustin Cochran, Mary Labance, and John, Byron, and Amy Barth-elemy; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Bobby, and Kayla Hickey; and his first wife, Phyllis Parrott. He was preceded in death by second wife, Marie, in 2005. A visitation will be held from 4-6 pm, with funeral services beginning at 6 pm, on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, (727)796-1992.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 29, 2014