James Bartlett
1946 - 2021
Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home - Glen Burnie
421 Crain Highway, S.E.
Glen Burnie, MD
James Cornell Bartlett, III was born on December 7, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late James Cornell Bartlett, Jr. and Blanche Estelle Durken Bartlett. He grew up in Baltimore and was a resident of Millersville for over 40 years. He proudly served in the Navy during the 70's. Jim was a Legal Analyst with the federal office of personnel management during his working life. He enjoyed reading, was a fan of all types of music; he was a member of the Del Shannon Fan Club; and he enjoyed time spent with family and friends.  He had a group of lifetime friends from their days at St. Alphonsus Elementary School in Baltimore. In addition  to his parents, Mr. Bartlett is preceded by a sister Jacqueline Bartlett. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Suzanne M. Shifflett Bartlett, son James C. Bartlett IV of Odenton, stepchildren Kira Caban of Laurel, Michael Kiessling of Burlington, VT and Laura Boling of Forest Hill, MD as well as 7 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Hwy., S.E.. Glen Burnie on Sat. from 11-1 at which time his life will be celebrated.
Published by Baltimore Sun on Oct. 13, 2021.
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11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home - Glen Burnie
421 Crain Highway, S.E., Glen Burnie, MD
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Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home - Glen Burnie
421 Crain Highway, S.E., Glen Burnie, MD
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I just learned of Jim's passing. My sympathies are with Suzanne and the family! I am their next door neighbor but never got to know Jim other than waving hello, and asking if i can run into his backyard to get my cat! But I saw him as a quiet and very nice man also with a love for animals. I could tell he loved you Suzanne, he always would open the car door for you when you left together for dinner - he was a traditionalist! He was way too young and I was taken back by surprise when I heard this news from our lawn guy. Again my heart goes out to you and I pray God's love will support you and the family as you grieve.
Kathy Ward
October 16, 2021
My prayers and condolences to Suzanne, Jim's son and his family. I had the honor and privilege of serving as Jim's manager on 2 separate occasions over the years at OPM. Jim was a joy to work with and was wealth of knowledge. His words of wisdom brings a smile to my face as I remember this beautiful spirit. Rest well, my friend.
Donita Stowe
October 13, 2021
Thank you Jim for enriching the lives of your family, friends, and your clients in your profession. You exemplified that one person can exhibit the best qualities of humankind in your outstanding listening skills, patience, and humility. Your caring came without any strings attached and will be remembered by those who you helped when in need. Lastly, it is admirable just how dedicated you were to the people and things that meant the most to you. I extend my deepest sympathy to Suzy, the Shifflett family, James, and Denise, and all your"peeps," from your beloved early years growing up in Baltimore and all your social media friends. Memory Eternal!
October 9, 2021
I actually never met Jim. I am a friend of Suzanne's. However, I did feel like I knew him through Facebook postings. There was a picture posted the day before he passed in a red shirt. When I read the posting and looked at the picture, I honestly thought to myself this man truly loves Suzanne. I was so happy for her, and prayed for him. In a split second life changed. I am sorry.
Kathleen Greenwood
October 7, 2021
Beneath those Snoopy t-shirts, deep down inside, was a rock and roll heart.
Gene Callaghan
October 7, 2021
My prayers and sympathies are with Jim, his family, and close friends. I am saddened to hear about his sudden an tragic passing.
October 7, 2021
My deepest condolences to Suzy and James, as well as to their entire family. It's hard to put into words; I'm still numb by the news. Yet I am so grateful for the long and wonderful conversation Jim and I had about 10 days prior to his passing. Jim was in wonderful spirits and very optimistic about the future. It was a conversation I will not soon forget. RIP Jim....you will be sorely missed by your friends and loved ones. Here's hoping you're "up there" reliving your wonderful life and enjoying an unlimited supply of your cherished Coca Cola.
Mike Orenstein
October 7, 2021
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