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November 12, 2013

Louis Paul Bartoletti

EBENSBURG — BARTOLETTI – Louis Paul, 89, Ebensburg, passed away Nov. 10, 2013, at home. Born Nov. 16, 1923, in Revloc, son of the late Paul and Ottavina (Simoni) Bartoletti. Preceded in death by brothers, Illo, Geno and Irvin; and sister, Bruna Malcotti. Lou was extraordinarily proud of his family. Survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Jean Reese; and his children, Karen, Austin, Texas; Susan, wife of Tom Estep, Ebensburg; Louis P. Jr. “Chip,” Atlanta, Ga.; and Lisa, wife of Phil Shaw, Richmond, Va. Also survived by his grandchildren, Susan Bartoletti, Scott Estep (wife, Jamie, and children, Deklan and Ian); Bart Estep; Casey Estep; and Marina and Alana Bartoletti. Lou graduated from Ebensburg-Cambria High School, St. Francis College and received a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Lou was an outstanding high school athlete and won state javelin championships in 1941 and 1942. In World War II, he served as a machinist and gunners mate aboard LST 279 in the European Theater, where he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. His ship landed with the Canadian 3rd Division on Juno Beach. Employed by Central Cambria School District for 35 years, Lou served as a high school Spanish teacher and coach, grade school principal and curriculum coordinator. Longtime member of Ebensburg United Church of Christ (Congregational), where he served as a deacon, moderator and trustee, and was a member of the Ebensburg Borough Council for 21 years. He was an avid golfer and hunter. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Ebensburg United Church of Christ, Pastor Chuck Davis, officiating. The family will be at the church to greet friends prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lou’s memory may be made to Central Cambria Education Foundation, 208 Schoolhouse Road, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.

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