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Celebrating the life of
George Joseph Bartell
January 06, 1924 - November 29, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
  • 51 Wilmington Island Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. - Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
  • 51 Wilmington Island Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • Interment
  • - Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

U will be missed grandpa. Uncle Mark I pray for comfort for u as well. all my love Chanel

Chanel Whitlow , ,

I am saddened by the loss of your father. I know the hurt of losing our parents, as I lost my father in 2009. My condolences go out to you, mark, and know this, he is at peace in heaven! May god bless you, as you will always be a good friend of mine.. Stanley walls

Stanley walls , Savannah, Ga

George was a mentor when I graduated from college and worked with him at Gulfstream. Such a generous and helpful person.

David Hagins, Savannah, Ga

Mark and family, It was with sadness that I received word of you Dad's passing last Wednesday. I had the pleasure of working with him and receiving his mentoring when I joined Manufacturing Engineering in 1981. I learned much from him. I remember his receiving a birthday card from his Mom on the anniversary of his liberation each year. He enjoyed his sardines and crackers for lunch (and sometimes he placed the evidence in someone else's trash can). Please know you and the family will be in my prayers the next weeks and months. George and Ruth are now reunited and in heaven with Wayne.

Michael Connolly, Richmond Hill, Ga

George was a pleasure to know. Awesome man. Loved our talks once a month. I went to clean for him. We had a lot of laughs.I always looked forward to seeing him. He will be missed dearly. Kathy

Kathy Trawick, Savannah, Ga

Mark your Dad was a wonderful friend and neighbor to us. We moved back to Va last Oct. I had enjoyed trying to make some of the breads like Stollen for him. I pray for God to comfort you with the promises Jesus gave us, that we will see one another again and be with Him

Evelyn Johnson & Beverly Johnson Shaver, Amelia, Va

I am very sorry for your loss. I know you must be going through a difficult time right now. One thing that always brings me comfort when times like this come is the scripture at Revelation 21:4,5. There God promises "death will be no more" and that "these words are faithful and true". I hope this scripture brings you much comfort in your time of need.

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We have been George's neighbors for many years and always enjoyed our conversations whien he was out walking Luke and more recently the wave as he drove by in his sporty Mustang! He will be missed. Our condolences, Charlie & Rhonda Sutlive

Charlie & Rhonda Sutlive, Savannah, Ga.

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Sending my sincere condolences to the family. George truly will be missed. What a wonderful future you have to look forward to when you can see him again. -A promise found in John 5:28, 29

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I would like to offer my condolences to your family during this time of sorrow. I would also like to offer words of comfort. A promise from God at 1Corinthians 15:26. "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.

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I wanted to send my condolences to your family. It is always so difficult to loose one of our love ones in death. Even though they have lived a full happy life it still is difficult to cope. Why is that the case? I was comforted to know that God put in each of us the desire to live forever, Esc. 3:11 and if Adam and Eve would have remained faithful they would still be alive today. God's Kingdom or Government has been established to help eliminate all causes of suffering and even death, Rev. 21:3,4. By means of the Resurrection all those in the memorial tombs will be brought back to a beautiful paradise earth, John 5:28,29. Please visit the website JW.Org to get more encouraging answers to questions that plague mankind. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Timothy, Ridgeland, sc

My prayer go out to the family. I worked with George at Gulfstream for a long time and he was a wonderful gentleman to work with.

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Mark, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

Steve and Cathy Mendelsohn, Savannah, GA

Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. I have known George for many years through church and how much he loved being invited to Daufuskie Island, S.C. by my parents, Capt. and Grace Boyd.

Evelyn Boyd Bristow, Savannah, GA

George Joseph Bartell, 93, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of John and Helen Fliedner Bartell.

George Bartell served in World War II, overseas in October 1943 in England, assigned to a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber Crew in the 551st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) of the 385th Bombardment Group, part of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, where he flew 8 Bombing Missions over Nazi Germany, as Radioman/Gunner.

On a bombing mission over northern Germany, his B-17 was shot down out of the sky, on 22 April 1944.  All crewmembers parachuted and were immediately captured by the German Army.  George was held in captivity as a Prisoner of War in Stalag 17-B in Krews, Austria until liberated 13 months later and continued serving until discharged in November 1945.

For his service in World War II, George earned and was awarded the Air Medal for Aerial Combat Missions, the Purple Heart for 25mm Shrapnel Wounds to his hand and arms, the POW Medal, the European Campaign Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, and the National Defense Medal.

George began his employment with Grumman Aircraft in 1951, which brought him to Savannah in 1968.  After a 34 year career, George retired from Gulfstream Aerospace.

George’s service in Veterans Organizations began in 1943 when his father signed him up with the Veterans of Foreign Wars as soon as George went overseas, 67 years ago, and George later became Commander of the local VFW Anthony P. Russell Post 4392 in 1995.

George organized the first chapter in Savannah of Ex-POW’s and was the Charter Commander in 1988.

George has been a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart since 1983 (27 years) and was commander circa 1993.

He has been a contributing member of American Legion George K. Gannam Post 184 for the past 37 years and was an active participant in the WWII Memorial project on River Street, attending the monthly remembrance ceremonies until his health prevented it.  He was also a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge.

Soon after returning from The War, George married Ruth on September 29, 1946.  Together, they raised two sons, Mark and Wayne.  George was able to drive until his last illness.

George J. Bartell was selected by the Veterans Council of Chatham County as the 2010-2011 Veteran of the Year.

Surviving are his son, Mark Bartell; two sisters, Helen Bartell, Joan Gregoritsch (Artie); granddaughter, Chanel Whitlow; four nieces, Dr. Joan Marie Gregoritsch, Alaine Iacovino, Cheryl Paraskevopoulos and Dorene Conlon.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bartell and son, Wayne Bartell.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with military honors.

Remembrances:  Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Rd., Savannah, GA 31410, American Legion Post 184 or VFW Post 4392, 184 Legion Dr. at Rowland Ave., Thunderbolt, GA 31404.

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U will be missed grandpa. Uncle Mark I pray for comfort for u as well. all my love Chanel

Chanel Whitlow , ,

Candle tribute lit by Chanel — Florida

I am saddened by the loss of your father. I know the hurt of losing our parents, as I lost my father in 2009. My condolences go out to you, mark, and know this, he is at peace in heaven! May god bless you, as you will always be a good friend of mine.. Stanley walls

Stanley walls , Savannah, Ga

George was a mentor when I graduated from college and worked with him at Gulfstream. Such a generous and helpful person.

David Hagins, Savannah, Ga

Mark and family, It was with sadness that I received word of you Dad's passing last Wednesday. I had the pleasure of working with him and receiving his mentoring when I joined Manufacturing Engineering in 1981. I learned much from him. I remember his receiving a birthday card from his Mom on the anniversary of his liberation each year. He enjoyed his sardines and crackers for lunch (and sometimes he placed the evidence in someone else's trash can). Please know you and the family will be in my prayers the next weeks and months. George and Ruth are now reunited and in heaven with Wayne.

Michael Connolly, Richmond Hill, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kathy Trawick — Georgia

George was a pleasure to know. Awesome man. Loved our talks once a month. I went to clean for him. We had a lot of laughs.I always looked forward to seeing him. He will be missed dearly. Kathy

Kathy Trawick, Savannah, Ga

Mark your Dad was a wonderful friend and neighbor to us. We moved back to Va last Oct. I had enjoyed trying to make some of the breads like Stollen for him. I pray for God to comfort you with the promises Jesus gave us, that we will see one another again and be with Him

Evelyn Johnson & Beverly Johnson Shaver, Amelia, Va

I am very sorry for your loss. I know you must be going through a difficult time right now. One thing that always brings me comfort when times like this come is the scripture at Revelation 21:4,5. There God promises "death will be no more" and that "these words are faithful and true". I hope this scripture brings you much comfort in your time of need.

, ,

We have been George's neighbors for many years and always enjoyed our conversations whien he was out walking Luke and more recently the wave as he drove by in his sporty Mustang! He will be missed. Our condolences, Charlie & Rhonda Sutlive

Charlie & Rhonda Sutlive, Savannah, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Bonnie Jacobs — Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Sending my sincere condolences to the family. George truly will be missed. What a wonderful future you have to look forward to when you can see him again. -A promise found in John 5:28, 29

, ,

I would like to offer my condolences to your family during this time of sorrow. I would also like to offer words of comfort. A promise from God at 1Corinthians 15:26. "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.

, ,

I wanted to send my condolences to your family. It is always so difficult to loose one of our love ones in death. Even though they have lived a full happy life it still is difficult to cope. Why is that the case? I was comforted to know that God put in each of us the desire to live forever, Esc. 3:11 and if Adam and Eve would have remained faithful they would still be alive today. God's Kingdom or Government has been established to help eliminate all causes of suffering and even death, Rev. 21:3,4. By means of the Resurrection all those in the memorial tombs will be brought back to a beautiful paradise earth, John 5:28,29. Please visit the website JW.Org to get more encouraging answers to questions that plague mankind. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Timothy, Ridgeland, sc

My prayer go out to the family. I worked with George at Gulfstream for a long time and he was a wonderful gentleman to work with.

"Sam", Hardeeville, SX Mail Folders Drafts 0 INBOX (46) 75 Trash (29) Empty the Trash 310 Alex jpg 0 Draft 0 drinfo 0 email 96 favorites 4 judy 9 Kay 0 mCVICKER 0 sam 2 sam' e-mal 6 sams 0 Sent (4) 5 [Add Another Folder] Total used: 86M of 500M Legend Unread Read New Attac SC

Candle tribute lit by Cheryl Clay — Georgia

Mark, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

Steve and Cathy Mendelsohn, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Steve and Cathy Mendelsohn — Georgia

Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. I have known George for many years through church and how much he loved being invited to Daufuskie Island, S.C. by my parents, Capt. and Grace Boyd.

Evelyn Boyd Bristow, Savannah, GA


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