Obituary: Thomas J. Bartle

Posted 5/4/22

Thomas J. Bartle, 65, of San Pablo, CA, and formerly of Eldred, NY, passed away on April 12, 2022.

He was born in Callicoon, NY and moved to California after graduating from Eldred Central School …

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Obituary: Thomas J. Bartle

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Thomas J. Bartle, 65, of San Pablo, CA, and formerly of Eldred, NY, passed away on April 12, 2022.

He was born in Callicoon, NY and moved to California after graduating from Eldred Central School in 1975. Tom met his soulmate, Karen, while becoming a skilled builder and wrestling with the onset of multiple sclerosis. The disease soon impacted his life, severely limiting his mobility and health, yet he enjoyed gardening, his guitars and managing his own home with Karen’s help.

Tom became an example of strength and perseverance to all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Franklin and Lebra (Addabbo) Bartle, and is survived by Karen San Martin of Berkeley, CA; brother Howard Bartle and wife, Linda Hjortshoj of Sterling, NY; sister, April (Bartle) Bidwell and husband, Bruce, of Narrowsburg, NY.

A private celebration of life was held in Berkeley, CA. Donations for research and treatment of MS can be made to University of Iowa Foundation, PO Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244.  Write “Dr. Terry Wahls Research UI Account” on memo line.