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John J. Bartley

Obituary for John J. Bartley

November 11, 2016
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania


John J. Bartley of Willow Grove died Friday, November 11, 2016 at The Landing at Willow Grove. He was born in Philadelphia in 1941 and grew up in the Germantown section of the city. He graduated from Northeast Catholic High School class of '58. After high school John worked at Richardson-Vicks until he was drafted into the Army. He ended his working career as a foreman with Proctor & Gamble.

John was a friendly, talkative, out-going person and thoroughly enjoyed his eleven years as a volunteer with Abington Memorial Hospital. For many years he would work out Monday thru Friday at Abington Fitness Institute. He also found time to coach for Upper Moreland Township as well as for St. David's Church in Willow Grove. John coached soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball. Later in life, as "Pop-Pop" he was very involved with his grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his brother, Alex Bartley, John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy A. (nee Bingham), his children; John E. Bartley (Lynn), Kevin A. Bartley (Karen), and Amy M. Shields (Greg), his sister Maryann Gormley and his grandchildren; Alex, Danny, Brandon and Brooklyn.

Family and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration Monday, November 21, 2016, after 8:00am from Craft/Givnish of Abington, 1801 Old York Road, Abington, Pa. 19001 and to participate in his Funeral Mass 10:30am in St. David's Church. Inurnment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory preferred to Abington Hospice, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA. 19001.

To share your fondest memories of John please visit 1-800-GIVNISH.

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    Abington, PA 19001

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1801 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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