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Richard Henry “Dick” Bartels

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 17 Nov 2011 (aged 91)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101247449 · View Source
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Richard Henry Bartels, resident of Santa Clara, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at the age of 91 following a short illness. He was born on March 19, 1920 in Los Angeles, California. Raised in San Jose, he was a veteran of WW II (U. S. Army) and graduated from San Jose State College, now San Jose State University, in 1949. While attending San Jose State he met Loismae Ventre, to whom he was married for 57 years. Dick was a teacher, an Elk, and a family man. Dick was a public school teacher, mostly at the Junior High level, for 36 years. He taught social studies, English, math, and typing. His last assignment was at Peter Burnett Middle School in the San Jose Unified School District before retiring in 1985. Dick was a past president of the San Jose Teachers Association, a past member of the California Teachers Association Youth Activities Committee, and a past state secretary of the California Student Teachers Association, among other things. Dick, a life member of the Elks, was involved in the San Jose Elks Lodge #522 since 1955. He was very active in the lodge, at the local, district, and state levels. Some of his accomplishments include: Editor of the San Jose Elks Lodge Bulletin, Exalted Ruler 1961-62 of the San Jose Elks #522, State Youth Activities Chairman, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Secretary to the State President, Secretary of the State Association, and State Historian. Dick, a family man, loved family get togethers and being around his family. He loved spending time with his granddaughter. She was the twinkle in his eyes. Dick was preceded in death by his wife Loismae, and is survived by his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, Rick, Jill and Minhui Bartels of San Jose. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial that will be held on Saturday Dec. 3, 2011 at 11 AM at the San Jose Elks Lodge, 444 West Alma Avenue, San Jose. Donations are preferred: to the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, or the charity of your choice.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on December 1, 2011.

Note: US Army, WWII.


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