Retired Navy Reserve Supply Corps officer, Cmdr. Charles Bartholomew, passed away April 21, 2012, at the age of 81.
He graduated from Easton High School, Easton, Pa., in 1947 and enlisted in the Navy the same year. He served as an electronics technician before receiving a Fleet appointment to the Annapolis. Following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1954, he served in the Supply Corps, and served as a Disbursing Officer aboard USS Lioba and Supply Officer aboard USS Wrangell, and later as the Procurement and Maintenance Supply Division Officer, Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, Pa. From 1960 to 1962, he served as an assistant to the Chief at the U.S. naval mission to Ecuador. After returning to the U.S., he held positions as the assistant to the Chief, Hand Tools Division, Purchasing Office, and Liaison Officer, Office of Planning and Management, Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, Va.
Upon leaving active duty, he began work in the private sector for Potomac Electric, and later for the Radio Corporation of America, which relocated him to Marion, Ind., where he worked until retirement.
His wife, a daughter, four sons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive him. Services were held in Marion April 26, 2012, and he was buried at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County, Ind.