Charles H. Bartlett Jr.

05/14/2013 4:12 PM |

Charles H. Bartlett Jr. of Riverhead, known as “Snooks,” died May 7. He was 85.

He was born in Riverhead June 3, 1927, to Charles and Mattie Bartlett and attended Riverhead schools.

He was employed at Long Island Produce, Riverhead Duck Processing Company and local farms, and his family described him as “very hard-working.” Later, he also worked for Hills Warehouse, Hazeltine Corporation and Grumman, from which he retired in 1990.

He married Rosa in 1948 and together they worshiped at First Baptist Church in Riverhead and, later, Friendship Baptist Church, where Mr. Bartlett helped clear the grounds to build the church.

Family members said he had a passion for cars, and they recalled his first car, a 1939 Plymouth. He was also a baseball fan, they said, and rooted for the New York Yankees.

Predeceased by his wife, Mr. Bartlett is survived by his children, Deborah A. Winfield and Dwayne, both of Riverhead, Daniel, of Clinton, Md., and Darin, of Newport News, Va.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. A brother, Harold, and two sisters, Lucy Stewart and Elizabeth Mason, also predeceased him.

Services were held May 13 at Friendship Baptist Church in Riverhead, the Rev. A. Charles McElroy Sr. officiating. Interment followed at Riverhead Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead.

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