Barbara J. Bartley, age 55, of 2521 2nd Avenue South in Escanaba passed away on November 28, 2010 at home with her family following a lengthy illness.
Barbara was born at Fort Devens, Massachussets on September 15, 1955 to Major Neil and Rose (Sudac) Bartley. Her father took her to Africa, Europe, Israel and other foreign countries as well as several areas in the United States because of his military career. She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1974. She was employed by the Daily Press as a photographer and by the St. Francis Hospital working in medical records. Barb loved her cousins and friends and her dogs. Her hobbies were watching movies, making jewelry and taking care of her Pug dogs.
Special thanks to the Greis’, John, Irma and Marsha (Short) and cousin Donna Corbett for their daily visits. Debbie, Dave and Laurie Rose for all their help. Nancy Livermore, Sue Bonno, Lanna Scannell and all of Barb’s friends that are too many to list. We all loved you Babs.
Barb is survived by her mother, Rose, her brothers Mike (Judy) Bartley of Tucson, Arizona and Tom (Joan) Bartley of Ironwood, Michigan, Nephews, Jesse, Neil, Shay, Otis and ElliotAunts Irma (John) Greis, Betty (George) Dunlop, Uncles Cappy Bartley and Frank Sudac and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Neil and his parents Neil and Olive Bartley and Rose’s parents Frank and Rose (Rodman) Sudac.
The Bartley family will receive friends on Saturday, December 11 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Memorial services will follow at 12:30 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Barb will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the Bartley respectfully requests donations be made to the Escanaba Animal Shelter, OSF Hospice and Home Helath Care or to Bishop Noa.
The Bartley family is being assisted by the Skradski-Boyce Family Funeral Homes.