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September 8, 2013

David Ells Bartholomew, 91


Londonderry, NH — David Ells Bartholomew, 91, of Londonderry, passed away on September 2, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry, N.H. He was born on December 18, 1921, and was the son of the late Frederick Dean and Marion Lucille (Ells) Bartholomew. He was predeceased by his first wife of 56 years, Anne Estelle (Haible), and by his sister, Virginia. His current wife, Betty (Fornshell), resides in Mesa, Ariz.

David was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1944. For many years, David worked as New England sales manager for Ace Venetian Blinds, and retired from Charles River Breeding Service Labs.

He had a great love and passion for discussion, photography, and for playing the harmonica and recorder, especially for his great-grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, Dean Bartholomew and his wife, Cindy, of Londonderry, and Robert Bartholomew and his partner, Angie, of Oxfordshire, England; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew.

ARRANGEMENTS: His request is no services be held. Burial will be held at a later date in The Old Meeting House Cemetery, Danville, N.H., beside his first wife, Estelle.

For more information, or to send a condolence, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.