Bernard “Bernie” Bartlett entered into rest on Saturday August 27th, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. One of four children, originally from Niagara Falls, New York, Bernie relocated to Florida in 1985, often saying he had now lived in Florida longer than he had lived in his “hometown.”
He spent his childhood with friends he was proud to have kept his entire life. Bernie was a high school track star who held the pole vault record at LaSalle High School until it was torn down, which allowed Bernie to remind everyone he was therefore the forever champion.
Through 36 years of marriage, Bernie was a very happily married man, and became father to two adoring daughters. He loved music and passed his appreciation of 70’s New Wave and Prog Rock to his children. Bernie’s love of music combined with his appreciation for trivia in his musical car trivia games where the stakes were always high, and the payouts never appeared. A diehard Buffalo Bills fan, Bernie loved sports of all kinds and even hosted a podcast where he shared his opinions on all sorts of sports matters.
Bernie was very involved in the VFW Auxiliary with Post 4364 where he was the Senior Vice President, dart league commissioner, and all-around always willing volunteer. He worked for National Cash Register for over 20 years as a retail service technician who made an impression at every store he entered. This is truly Bernie’s legacy: the unique ability to enter a room as a stranger and leave it as a beloved friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary & Larry Bartlett and one sister, Connie Schrock. Bernie is survived by his beloved wife, Lori; his adoring daughters, Brianna and Lindsey; loving sisters, Vicki Schrock (Chris), Amy Scutt (Chris) & Tina Bartlett and many nieces and nephews, both original and great. Services will be held at Taylor Funeral Home.