Donald A. Bartlow
Donald A. “Uncle Don” Bartlow, 89, of Hughesville, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at his home.
Born Sept. 19, 1922, in Franklin Township, Lycoming County, he was a son of the late William W. and Minnie E. Bartlow Yeagle.
Don attended the Williamsport High School until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served with the Mechanized Calvary Unit 113 during World War II in Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe and was awarded a Purple Heart on April 4, 1945, in Germany.
He retired from Con Edison, Met Ed and the Williamsport Hospital, after having worked there for 15 years.
Don was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a life member of the American Legion Post 1, Williamsport, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7863, DuBoistown. He was an avid Yankee’s fan who enjoyed hunting at his uncle Graydon’s farm in Unityville and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Surviving are two brothers, Alfred Yeagle of Hughesville and James Yeagle of Watsontown; three sisters, Lois Yeagle Rider of Hughesville, Arlene Yeagle McCoy of Muncy and Elma Yeagle Mines of Williamsport; an uncle, Kenneth Fritz of Cogan Station; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Yeagle and a sister, Ruth Yeagle Harris.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial followed in Gordner’s Cemetery, Unityville, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends called from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Due to the recent flooding, access to the funeral home was made by turning onto North Fifth Street and making an immediate right onto Hunsinger Alley at the rear of the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.