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David L. Bartraw, 79, of Williamsport, died on Friday April 23, 2021 at home.
Born May 19, 1941 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Alfred, Sr. and Catherine F. (Cardelli) Bartraw.
Dave graduated from Williamsport High School in 1959 and proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He was employed by the US Postal Service for 34 years as a carrier and retired as a postmaster. During his retirement he spent his days working at the Loyalsock Bus Garage.
Dave was a member of the Pine Street United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. A talented musician, Dave had a remarkable tenor voice. He has sung with the Spring Street Four and the Barbershop Quartet as well as with choir singers from Bloomsburg and Lewisburg. Singing was an absolute favorite pastime for Dave where he met many friends over the years.
Dave was with the Williamsport Softball Boosters Association and was very proud to become Elm Park. He loved to drive around Newberry and DuBoistown to explore his old quarters. Dave enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed seeing his grandchildren participate in their activities. He was fortunate to have wonderful neighbors, Tom, Ned and others for whom he was truly grateful.
Survivor are three children, Marlene, Damon and Tony Bartraw; six stepchildren, Debra McCluskey, Rick Oeler (Shelly), Christine Lendvay (John), Michael Oeler (Terri), Mark Oeler (Shari) and Tina Rook (Dalton); a granddaughter, Alannah; 19 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Virginia A. Oeler-Bartraw, in 2018, and a brother, Alfred Bartraw, Jr.
A funeral service to honor Dave’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday April 29 at Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville. Please adhere to mask wearing and social distancing guidelines.
Memorial contributions can be made on Dave’s behalf at the West Branch Chorus c / o Bill Mackey, 216 North 9th Street, Sunbury PA, 17801.
Online condolences and a recording of Dave’s funeral service can be found under his memorial page at www.SandersMortuary.com.