Kevin W. Bartley
July 13, 1953 – July 27, 2018
Kevin W. Bartley passed away in his home on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the age of 65. The son of Cynthia L. Thompson and Ted O. Bartley, Kevin was born in Greencastle, Indiana on July 13, 1953 at the Putnam County Hospital. The eldest of three boys, he is survived by his brothers Van T. Bartley of Spencer, Indiana and Brian W. Bartley of Bloomington, Indiana, and by his niece, Samantha A. Bartley.
He graduated from Greencastle High School and subsequently attended DePauw University where he participated in theater and scholastic debate. During high school, he was the local little league baseball coach alongside his friend Mike Bowman. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed a good game of chess with his brothers. Kevin was a fan of the Boston Red Sox baseball team and Minnesota Women's Volleyball team. Above all else, Kevin enjoyed sitting back with a glass of wine, a little music, and a good book.
Kevin moved from Indiana to Maryland with his former wife, Teresa, to advance his professional career and became enamored with the area.
In his professional life, Kevin was a successful insurance underwriter for corporate accounts and worked for Alliant Insurance Services. He was noted for his dry humor, wit, wisdom, and compassion in both his professional and personal life, and served as a friend and mentor to many of his colleagues and friends.
A celebration of Kevin's life will be held at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home in Bowie MD on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2 pm.
- Memorial Gathering Saturday, August 11, 2018
Kevin W. Bartley
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August 10, 2018
Kevin and I worked together for a number of years at Horenberg Insurance Services. He was a mentor to me, a great inspiration, and a great friend. Kevin was a Renaissance man. He had considerable talents in so many areas. He introduced me to Google, before Google was a "thing." He taught me web design basics, so I could update our company website. We collaborated on creating company procedures. He wrote the most eloquent letters, and many became the form letters for our insurance agency. There was nothing he did not either know, or could quickly research. His caring and dry wit endeared him to us all. My husband Mike and I shared many an after work Happy Hour with him, and we have so many fond memories. He and my husband had some common interests, and he visited us at our home on several occasions. There are so many people who were touched and inspired by Kevin. He truly made a positive difference in the world. We will miss him.
August 8, 2018
Kevin was a great mentor, teacher, and an overall kind person who was willing to help anyone in need. I will always remember how patient, and generous he was. He never complained, and he was always a team player. Kevin was the main person who taught me the fundamentals of insurance. Over the course of many months, he sat with me for hours to help me study for my insurance exam. I will always appreciate those moments, and I am forever grateful for having the opportunity to meet someone who was so giving and selfless. His actions and words speak volumes about his character. During this time with Kevin, I also quickly learned that he had a witty sense of humor. He always told me to remember that the "word of the day was money", and he would tell me that if the insurance business did not work out for me, that I could become a ninja, since he never could hear my footsteps when I walked into his office. I will always miss his cheerful "good morning fellow co-workers," "Happy Friday's" and most importantly his warm personality. Kevin will be missed greatly, and I am glad to have met someone like him.
August 6, 2018
Kevin was one of the coolest people I've ever known. He loved music, baseball and office supplies. It was like Christmas when we went to office depot. Our favorite songs included "It feels like Rain" by John Hiatt and anything by Acoustic Alchemy. Baseball was "Swell" whether it was the Nationals or the Bowie Bay Socks. Pete & I are going to miss our Buddy.
August 2, 2018
Kevin aka KB was one in a million. He was a huge influence in my life. He was my co-worker, my friend and my mentor. He taught me, he supported me, always had my back and he made me laugh every single day. He always had a smile on his face and always had something witty to say that would bring you to tears. I am the person I am today because of him. I feel very fortunate that he was a part of my life for almost 20 years. I will miss him each and every day but will cherish all the things he taught me, the great advice he gave and the funny things he said.
Kevin was always "swell", he called the supply closet "The Treasure Room" he loved sugar cookies from Panera, munchkins from Dunkin, baseball, music, snow days and pay day :)
August 1, 2018
I worked with Kevin over a number of years and I always enjoyed his light hearted attitudr. I always felt lifted after our conversations
I’ll miss his positive attitude
August 1, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my beloved friend and co-worker. I will miss Kevin’s wonderful sense of humor and gentle caring spirit. I so enjoyed his daily visits to the front desk to share a chuckle. Rest In Peace Kevin.