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Walter E. Bartlow

Dec 12, 2008

Walter E. (Wink) Bartlow, 71, of Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 at his residence.

Born in Montgomery, on April 17, 1937, he was the son of the late Walter and Hazel (Bartlett) Bartlow.

He was the husband of Eleanor M. (Umpstead) Bartlow with whom he celebrated a 51st wedding anniversary on March 23, 2008.

Wink was employed as a veneering supervisor by the former Anton-Waldman Corp. in Hughesville, retiring in 1993.

He was an honorary member of the Circle J Hunting and Fishing Club at Elimsport. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and horseshoes. He especially enjoyed the company of his family and his dog, Duke.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ann M. and Wayne LaForme, Montgomery; one son, Scott L. Bartlow and fiancée, Cindy Smith, Milton; one brother, Ronnie Bartlow, Montgomery; four sisters, Helen Dougherty, Montgomery; Linda Frey, Montgomery; Connie Mae Bartlow, Avis; Sharon Verdoni, Erie; seven grandchildren, Laura Kitner; Jake LaForme; Misty LaForme; Chad LaForme; Jill Davis; Rocky Bartlow; January Bartlow; one step-granddaughter, Lindsay Smith; three great-grandchildren, Tanner Davis; Leah Davis; Catalin Torok.

He was preceded in death by one son, Walter E. Bartlow, Jr. , and one sister, Beverly Newton.

At his request, there will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service. Visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.