Passing of a friend, fisherman, and so much more.

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by philr21, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. philr21

    philr21 Senior Member

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    Was disheartened today to return from fishing and find out a friend and former co-worker passed away. Not sure if anyone here knew him, but Bart was a recently retired ITCM (Navy E-9), Afghanistan, Iraq, deployed all over CENTCOM AOR, was with me in Qatar at the start of the Iraq War, Combat Action Ribbon, numerous decorations. Avid fisherman, loved to talk about running offshore. Our last conversation ended with him inviting me to his new place in Florida where he had snook and redfish under his dock. Seems unfair after all he did in the military, that he pass away from cancer only a bit over a year after retiring from the Navy.

    Tight Lines Bart.... will always be remembered.
     

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  2. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member

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    I am sorry for your loss Phil. My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of our hero Robert Bartholomew.

    Benny
     
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  3. oilpatch

    oilpatch Senior Member

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    Damn Phil the past few months have not been kind to you. Sorry for your loss bro. E9 quite an accomplishment my father retired that grade. Again my condolences.
     
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  4. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    Sad to hear Phill. My condolences.
     
  5. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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  6. bjd76

    bjd76 Senior Member

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    May God bless him. And, thank you for your service Robert.
     
  7. HittinBottom

    HittinBottom Junior member

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    May God bless his family. They will surely miss their HERO.
     
  8. MJBFish

    MJBFish Senior Member

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    Rest in peace and god bless him.
     
  9. Stumblefish

    Stumblefish Tuna Club Supporting Member

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    So sad to hear this. So sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Irish Jigger

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    Sorry to learn of your loss Phil, please accept my condolences.
     
  11. Popfly

    Popfly Junior member

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    Sorry for your loss Phil.

    Bill
     
  12. LeoNYC

    LeoNYC Fishing Guru

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    I'm very sorry for your loss.
     
  13. jcho

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    Very Sad news , my deepest condolences to all of you.

    jay
     
  14. Icy Joe

    Icy Joe Senior Member

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    You can usually tell what people mean to each other, especially friends, when one mentions the other's passing in a public forum. Phil showing tons of class and admiration for someone he admired and respected. "Bart" being who he was impacting Phil in a way that he wanted to share.

    Top Shelf!

    Bart, smooth waters in your travels...
     
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  15. Osage

    Osage Member

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    Sorry to hear...of it!

    Sounded like he was one of the good guy's....
     
  16. CDB

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    Fair winds and following seas Master Chief.
     
  17. Msmith37

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    Really sorry to hear about your loss

    God bless