Donald R. Bartholomew
Don was born March 2, 1954 to the late Lawrence Bartholomew and Ruby V. (Hoffman) Bartholomew.
He was a 1972 graduate of Lock Haven High School.
On November 18, 1972 he married Charla Teresa Mitchell, who survives him.
He worked several jobs over the years including laborer, truck driver and video store manager but his favorite was taxi driver.
Don was an avid Penn State fan and a 35-year season ticket holder. This was a passion he shared with his grandchildren.
He enjoyed softball and played for the Clintonian in his early years.
Every summer he would go camping with his entire family. He looked forward to that week and planned it for months in advance.
Don coached pony league, youth league and junior league baseball as well as YMCA basketball and Pop Warner football.
The greatest joy of his life was being a grandfather.
Donald went on his journey home on October 1, 2019, surrounded by his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Anne (Theodore) Brantley, Denise (Perry) Knarr and Matthew (Krystal) Bartholomew; his grandchildren: Corey (Lauren) Bartholomew, Zachary Zimmerman, Kayla (Damon) Warren-Best, Zachary Kane, Taylor Bartholomew, Dalanie Bartholomew, Gabrielle Knarr, Brenden Foster and Todd J. Bartholomew; his great grandchildren, Bentley and Scarlett Warren-Best; his sisters: Haroldine Peasley, Barb (Ron) Bartholomew, Norma (Terry) Kelley and Stacey Oshrin; his mother-in-law, Donna Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Dawn (William) Zimmerman-Kane; his brothers-in-law: Charles (Deb) Mitchell, David (Dee) Mitchell, Dennis (Beth) Mitchell and Christopher (Deb) Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kadena Denise Brantley; a sister, Priscilla Moore; his father-in-law, Charles “Bud” Mitchell; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Peasley.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12 Noon until 3 P.M. at the VFW Banquet Hall, 1110 E. Water St., Lock Haven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW though the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.moriartyfuneral.com