BARTHOLOW, PHYLLIS L. "PAT", 95 OF BLAIRSVILLE, PA
Phyllis L. "Pat" Bartholow, 95 of Blairsville, PA rejoins her loved ones in heaven, husband Jess and her sons, Michael "Mickey" and David. On Friday, March 24, 2023 Pat passed away peacefully at Indian Haven, Indiana, PA. Born August 14, 1927 in Chicago, IL, she met her late husband, Jess, a navy veteran stationed in Chicago, on a blind date and married August 25, 1945.
After living in Illinois, West Virginia and Kentucky, the family moved to Blairsville in 1970, where Jess and Mickey founded BALCO Inc., a manufacturer of rail equipment for underground mining. Pat served as secretary/treasurer in the early years of the business. She attended the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church for more than fifty years, instrumental in the formation of the Wednesday morning bible study. Pat enjoyed traveling. Ocean cruises and the beach were her favorites. Other interests included bird watching, playing games, reading and her love for dogs.
Mrs. Bartholow is survived by her son, Kevin M. Bartholow & wife, Phyllis, Blairsville, PA; daughter-in-law, Bridget Bartholow, Newark, DE; grandchildren: Anna Kanienberg, Christine Hopenwasser, Michael, Scott, Camille & Jess Bartholow and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jess and sons, Michael "Mickey" and David.
The family will receive friends at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Market St. Blairsville, PA 15717 on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 11-1PM. A funeral service will follow at 1PM with Rev. John Buchmann officiating. Interment will be held in the Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 135 E. Burrell St., Blairsville, PA 15717 or the Humane Society, 191 Airport Road, Indiana, PA 15701.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Indian Haven for their special care to Phyllis.
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