James A. Bartlett, 89, of Fredonia, NY, went to join the Lord on May 21, 2022. He died in his home surrounded by his loving family, in the care of Chautauqua County Hospice.
James (Jim) was born on July 28, 1932 in Dunkirk, NY. He was the son of Lester and Mary (Burgung) Bartlett, owners of Main Motors Garage and Car Dealership.
A resident of Sheridan, NY until 1994, Jim was very involved in the Youth Little League program and the Boy Scouts of America. He was the first Eagle Scout Award recipient of three generations in his family, including two sons and a grandson. He was a volunteer for the Sheridan Fire Department and a volunteer at St. Columbans on the Lake in Silver Creek. Jim was also a devoted member of Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk.
In 1960 Jim was hired at entry level at Great Lakes Color Printing in Dunkirk. After thirty-two years of hard work and dedication, he took early retirement as plant manager to care for his thirty-eight-year-old wife, Con-stance (Miller) Bartlett, who took him predeceased by his parents Lester and Mary and his brother Thomas Bartlett.
In his spare time, Jim was a talented carpenter and craftsman. He enjoyed making wooden toys, birdhouses and cribbage boards as well as many other crafts for his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed working in his yard, traveling, attending his grandchildren’s events and “sunny” Florida.
Jim is survived by his second wife of twenty-seven years Eleanor Fiegl Bartlett, his five children David (Helen) Bartlett of Kansas City, KS, Deborah (William) Ulrich of Cassadaga NY, Micheal (Sheree) Bartlett of Nashville, TN, Kathryn (Edward) Pagano of Dunkirk, NY, William Bartlett of Cleveland, OH, stepdaughters Janinne (Jack) Dugan of Fredoina NY and Jennifer (Kevin) Harp of Westfield NY. He is also survived by his sister Judy Penhollow of Fredoina NY, twenty-four grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim donated his body to the University at Buffalo Science Department. A prayer service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Hospice of Western NY, St. Columbans on the Lake, or the Sheridan Fire Department.