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Oscar L. Bartholomew, Sr.

Oscar L. Bartholomew, Sr., 76, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cortland, NY.

Oscar was born in Pitcher, NY, on February 13, 1945, the son of the late Morris and Delia Locke Bartholomew.  A lifelong resident of this area, he was a member of the Pitcher Federated Church.  Prior to his retirement, he had worked on the Les Gilbert Farm for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Angell Bartholomew; and his children, Oscar (Kim) Bartholomew, Jr. of Phoenix, NY, Ray (Heidi) Bartholomew of Pitcher, Melissa (Boyd) Rose of DeRuyter, and Asa Bartholomew of New Hope.  He also leaves behind several grandchildren; one great-grandchild, a brother, Scott Bartholomew of Pitcher; sisters, Elva White of Pitcher and Sandra Calhoun of Taylor; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private graveside services will be held at the Union Valley Cemetery with Reverend Will Gallerani officiating.  There will be no prior calling hours or funeral services.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Oscar may be directed to the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 2687 State Route 26, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.

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I worked at Gilbert's beside Oscar for 8 years. I finer man I never met. Heroically strong, yet gentle and compassionate. He will be missed.

Tim Davis Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

You were one of the hardest working men I have ever had the priviledge of knowing. I will never forget your smile or your quick whit. Thank you for being a friend and thank you for being part of the Gilbert Family. God bless and watch over you.

Kenneth and Patricia Diaz Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

My Sympathy to Oscar's Family. I knew him in the Valley.
And working for Leslie Gilbert.
Also I met his son and wife at Svend O. Heiberg Memorial Forest Truxton/Tully Rd where he was the Caretaker.
Is a Very Good. Person
Now a Very Good. Spirit
Semper Fi
Lanny E Morse

Lanny E Morse Mar 21 2021 12:00 AM

Oscar was as dependable as any man I've known. He was helpful in my youth to become who I am in more ways than I can think of right now. Wish I could be there to ring the bell for him, he deserves it. I send my love and hugs for the Bartholomew family. John Gilbert

John Gilbert Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

My sympathy to all of Oscar's family. I have only good memories of Oscar working on the farm. I remember him as being kind to the adults, children, and the animals.
I also remember him ringing the bell in the Community House steeple the day we buried my brother. It would be nice if someone could ring it for Oscar.
Evie (Gilbert) Seils

Evie Seils Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM