Celebrating the life of Donald S. "Thumbs" Bartholomew
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Obituary for Donald S. "Thumbs" Bartholomew
Donald S. “Thumbs” Bartholomew, 54 of Whitehall, died Monday September 15, 2008 at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital in Allentown. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Edith M. (Jones) of Nazareth and the late Earl Bartholomew. He was the husband of Brenda L. (Groman) and celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary this year. “Thumbs” worked for over 30 years and enjoyed his time as a bartender at the Fullerton Fire Company #1 where he was also a lifetime member. He belonged to various baseball and dart leagues in the Lehigh Valley. Surviving with his wife and mother are his son Ryan and his wife Mercedes Bartholomew of Catasauqua; stepbrother William and his wife Dorothy Vogel of Macungie; grandson Taj Bartholomew of Catasauqua. Funeral services will be held 2pm Saturday, September 20th, 2008 at the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032. Call from 12-2pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Firefighters of Fullerton Fire Company #1, 851 Second Street, Whitehall, 18052. The family will host a reception to celebrate and honor “Thumbs” at the Fullerton Fire Co. immediately following the services at the funeral home.