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Robert "Bart" R. Bartholomew

February 9, 1936 June 30, 2021
Robert "Bart" R. Bartholomew
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Robert “Bart” R. Bartholomew, passed away on June 30, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Hilda (Miller) Bartholomew.

Robert grew up in Allentown, but spent many hours training at York Barbell Club. He later went on to participate in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, placing 9th in the world in weightlifting! He was a lifelong health enthusiast, winning Mr. Lehigh Valley among other competitions.

He was employed as a welder with Steamfitters Local 420 & was a 50-year member of that union based out of Philadelphia.

Robert was proud of being a 32nd*Mason of Porter Lodge 284 where he was a Past Master; as well as a Past High Priest of Catasauqua Royal Arch Chapter 278, a Member of Pocono Lodge 780, a Member of Allen Council #23 R.S.M.S., and the Red Cross of Constantine Mary Conclave. He was also a 4th*Member of the Knights of Columbus.

He will be truly missed by all who admired and loved him.

Survivors include son, Michael A. Bartholomew and wife, Vicki, grandchildren; Michael A. Bartholomew Jr. and Dillon R. Bartholomew; sisters, Charlotte Friend and Charlie and Gail Suarez as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 4 siblings.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

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