James A. Bartlett

James A. Bartlett

James A. Bartlett, 89, of Fredonia, NY went to be with the lord on May 21, 2022. He passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family, under the care of Hospice of Chautauqua County.

James (Jim) was born on July 28, 1932 in Dunkirk, NY. He was the son of Lester and Mary (Burgung) Bartlett owners of Main Motors Garage and Car Dealership.

A resident of Sheridan, NY until 1994, Jim was very involved in the Youth Little League program and the Boy Scouts of America. He was the first recipient of the Eagle Scout Award of three generations in his family including two sons and a grandson. He was a volunteer for the Sheridan Fire Department and a volunteer at St. Columbans on the Lake in Silver Creek. Jim was also a devoted member of Holy Trinity Church of Dunkirk.

In 1960 Jim was hired at the entry level at Great Lakes Color Printing in Dunkirk. After thirty-two years of hard work and dedication he took an early retirement as Plant Manager in order to care for his wife of thirty-eight years, Con-stance (Miller) Bartlett, who proceeded him in death along with his parents Lester and Mary and his brother Thomas Bartlett.

In his spare time Jim was a talented carpenter and craftsman. He enjoyed making wooden toys, birdhouses and cribbage boards along with many other crafted items for his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed working in his yard, traveling, attend-ing his grandchildren’s events and “sunny” Florida.

Jim is survived by his second wife of twenty-seven years Eleanor Fiegl Bartlett, his five children David (Helen) Bartlett of Kansas City, KS, Deborah (William) Ulrich of Cassadaga NY, Micheal (Sheree) Bartlett of Nashville, TN, Kathryn (Edward) Pagano of Dunkirk, NY, William Bartlett of Cleveland, OH, step-daughters Janinne (Jack) Dugan of Fredoina NY and Jennifer (Kevin) Harp of Westfield NY. He is also survived by his sister Judy Penhollow of Fredoina NY, twenty-four grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim donated his body to the science department at the University of Buffalo. A prayer service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice of Western NY, St. Columbans on the Lake or the Sheridan Fire Department.