Fredrick Daniel Bartel, 65, of Pikeville, Tenn., formerly of New Wilmington, went to sleep in a sweet and gentle peace on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, then awoke in the beautiful sunrise of a new day to walk in the presence of his Lord.
Fred, a 1965 graduate of West Middlesex High School, worked at Sharon Steel Corp. and Cafaro Corp., and retired from Duferco-Farrell Corp., all Farrell.
He was a member of the Summer City Church of God in Tennessee.
His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived and will be missed by his wife of 47 years, Nancy (Courson) Bartel; his mother, Angeline Bartel; a son, Robert Daniel Bartel and his wife Brittany; a daughter, Heather Boughner and her husband David; two brothers, Daniel Bartel and his wife Karen; and Robert Bartel and his wife Kathy; two sisters, Debra Maybee and her husband Leroy; Becky Galiano and her husband Robert; four grandchildren, Brittani and Danielle Giglio, and Daniel and Savannah Bartel; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
In his last days, Fred encouraged his oldest daughter, Tiffanny Bartel, as she battled cancer and said he would always be with her. Fred reached out his hand to Tiffanny, who joined him in glory on June 18, 2013.
A memorial to celebrate the lives of Fred Bartel and his daughter, Tiffanny Bartel, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (6-23-13) in East End Fire Department Social Hall, 104 Wilson Ave., Mercer, with George Franklin officiating.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help with final expenses.