David John Bartlett
1947 - 2021
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David John Bartlett

Farmington Hills, MI - David John Bartlett, 73, of Farmington Hills, MI passed away February 12, 2021. He was born May 6, 1947 in Minneapolis, MN and was the son of John and Beatrice (Erickson) Bartlett. David graduated in 1965 from West Green Bay High School and went on to earn a BA, Philosophy from Carlton College, Northfield MN, M. Phil in Philosophy from Yale University and a MFA in Photography from the University of Michigan. David was Emirtis Professor of Photography in the Department of Art and Design, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky from 1980-2012 before retiring to Farmington Hills, Michigan.

David was a gifted photographer, exhibiting his work throughout the U.S. and beyond. His photographic works can be viewed on his website www.silverandink.com. In retirement he enjoyed photographing nature, wildlife, exhibiting his work and spending time with his beloved wife and his cats. His family and friends will miss his dry sense of humor, his quick wit and his unlimited generosity.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

David is survived by his wife, Weihong Sun, stepdaughter, Daodao Zhang, brothers Paul (Linda) Bartlett, and Derald (Lynn) Chartier, nieces; Heather Bartlett Schley, Diane Chartier Gurr and nephews; Bruce and Douglas Chartier.

Funeral Services were held at Heeney-Sudquist, Farmington, Michigan on Tuesday, February 16.

Please continue to keep David's family in your thoughts during this difficult time.




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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 16 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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In loving memory of a wonderful husband. I will love you and miss you always.
Weihong Sun
Spouse
February 21, 2021
To David's family: Well, I was born and raised in Green Bay at the same time David was. We did not go to the same HS, but I resided in Farmington Hills for many years. Really enjoyed viewing his photography on that linked website. Wish I had known him!
Safe ~ Home ~ David.
James F Vandenberg
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February 19, 2021
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February 19, 2021
What a truly amazing man! After high school it's easy to have no idea what a person is doing, especially if they no longer live in Green Bay.
What status he achieved in his fields of excellence! Degrees from Carlton College, University of Michigan, and YALE no less. I knew he was very very smart, but his many achievements, including being an Emeritus Professor at Morehead State University in Kentucky.
Dave, your life made a remarkable statement...
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Sincerely,
Susan M Jorgensen, PhD
Formerly known as Sue Rost.
Susan Jorgensen
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