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Thomas S. V. Bartlett, Jr.

Thomas S. V. Bartlett, Jr.
  • December 31, 1947 - April 15, 2015
  • Springfield, Illinois
  • Animal Protective League
    1001 Taintor Road
    Springfield, IL 62702

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Life is too short. Let's always remember the good times we shared!


Posted by: Vince Veseling - Springfield, IL - friend   Apr 12, 2021

My greatest sympathy goes out to Boyd and Shelley. Our family spent much time with them in Chicago and then moved to Flossmoor at the same time. Haven't had contact since High School but, kept up with their achievements from Tom's parents. I remember Tom as fun, adventurous and always kind to me, the little tomboy who hung out with them. I always looked up to Tom and he put up with me playing hockey with the guys in their

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Posted by: Janet Hoffman - Elgin, IL - friend of family   May 16, 2015
Me Tommy about 1968 and again 2006

Met Tommy in 1966 aboard the USS Piper. We servered on two boats together. Though we lost contact for about 40 years I never lost memory of him. These last 10 years have been good to have an old friend back in my life. Made several trips to visit with him and will miss like a brother. I loved being able to just chat with him any time about anything just to be in touch. Rest easy my brother I miss you.
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Posted by: Chris Haley - Wilmington, NC - Life long friend   Apr 30, 2015

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (On USSVI), we offer our sincere condolences to Jeani and all of the Bartlett family and friends in your loss and sorrow. May God whisper peace into your hearts and comfort and heal them. We are grateful for Tom's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Dolphin "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your

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Posted by: Bob Reinisch - Idaho Falls, ID   Apr 29, 2015

Betty and I have some funny and fond memories of life with Tom. They include first hearing Stairway to Heaven, submarine showers , Bucher and Toms's yellow van. Tom and his family will remain in our prayers.


Posted by: Vince Veseling - Springfield, IL   Apr 24, 2015

I knew Tom for only four years, but we built a friendship of caring that was deeper than our surface differences. I knew his heart of love that his bravado couldn't hide.
When we first met, I shared that I had written a book that was on Amazon and I wanted to submit it also in the digital format but I couldn't figure out how to do it. He generously offered to do it - saying he was pretty

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Posted by: Teresa Bristol - Girard, IL - friend   Apr 24, 2015

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. 67 sounds so old when we were teenagers but now that I am 66 it does not seem like that is the time for end of life, in fact it is to soon for any of us to be recalled. I kept in touch with Boyd and he told me of the poor health "T" was in. I am glad he did not suffer any longer than he did. Take comfort in the

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Posted by: John Benshoof - Friend   Apr 24, 2015

Tom was a customer at the restaurant where I work who became my good friend he always was willing to share a meal and a movie . His love of music will always be with he made me a collection of some of his favorites. He was very proud of his children parents and siblings. We spent many hours looking at photos videos and he sharing his memories of them. He was proud of his time in the Navy he

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Posted by: Ann Brand - springfield, IL - friend   Apr 23, 2015

Cattle drivers used to say that a man who knew and did his job well; could always be trusted; and would always have a friend's back was a "good hand to ride with". Tom was a good hand to ride with.


Posted by: Andrew Brown - Springfield, IL - friend   Apr 22, 2015

We moved in next door (ok..a house away) from the Bartletts when I was 5 years old. Apparently I went over and knocked on the door and asked for Andrew who was in kindergarten with me. Since that time Andrew is been a best friend, the best man in my wedding, God father to my daughter and nearly a brother. I'm sure growing up Tom (and Jeani) had to beat our butts is few times along with the other kids

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Posted by: Corey Entinghe - Springfield, IL - Close enough to Family   Apr 22, 2015