Bartlett, James W. SCHENECTADY James W. Bartlett passed away January 21, 2013. He operated Honolulu Conservatory of Music for many years at Schenectady and made axial support for turbines in the General Electric at the large steam turbine and generator depart-ment. Born in Spy Hill Saskatch-ewan, Canada, he spent some years with the Northwest Mounted Police and Indians. One childhood companion Old Sioux Ben instilled in him the Great Spirit "causer of our being" which is reminiscent of the name Jehovah "He Causes to Become" hence when coming to the United States, Bartlett upon meeting Jehovah's Witnesses became one of them and was active in preaching and teaching Bible doctrines in New York state, England, Quebec, Canada and after retiring from General Electric at New Smyrna Beach, Fla. After graduating from high school, he worked temporarily in the Beech-Nut Pacing Co. and for the U.S. Government as a railway mail clerk. He also worked for the 1980 census bureau. While in the music business, he wrote the song When You Leave Me Tonight Dear. This was published by Jack Patton in "Hollywood" and sung by Gene Autry. Bartlett also invented and sold a tuning key for guitars. "Secondary vocation beekeeping -- could not study honey bees and not believe in God." "silent If the Witnesses Remain the very stones would cry out." Luke Survived by son, David Bartlett of Schenectady; daughter, Deborah (Carl) Boerner of Cobleskill; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Hornauer of Spring, Texas, Nicole Bartlett of Holland, N.Y., Nina (Kenneth) Kennedy of Sharon Springs, Nathan (Nicole) Bartlett of Howe Cave, N.Y., SFC Carl Boerner, Germany, Jennifer Harrell of Roanoke, Va., Teressa Bartlett of Copiague, N.Y.; 13 great-grandchildren and the mother of his three children, Esther Bartlett of Niskayuna. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Dorothy Bartlett; sister, Phyllis Shunk; son, Daniel Bartlett; and grandson, Jody Hornauer. Family and friends are invited to call at the White VanBuren Funeral Home, 1779 Main St., Delanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m at the funeral home. Interment will be in the spring in Ames Cemetery.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 24, 2013