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Rosedale Funeral Home & Rosedale Cemetery

917 Cemetery Road, Martinsburg, WV

OBITUARY

Benjamin Franklin Bartles

March 7, 1933October 1, 2019

Benjamin Franklin " Frank" Bartles, 86, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the Palliative Care Unit at the VA Hospital in Martinsburg. He was born on Tuesday, March 7, 1933 in Martinsburg, to the late Eleanor Priscilla Bartles. Frank served in the U.S. Air Force as a MP and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. He worked at Shenandoah Lanes for several years, retired from Peoples Life Insurance Company, and also worked as a part-time bar tender at the Moose in Martinsburg for several years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He enjoyed nature, gardening, playing poker, and Pinonchle. Frank is survived by one son, William "Todd" Bartles and wife Tina; daughter, Robin Bare and husband Brian; two granddaughters: Jennifer Helmick (Chris Gooden) and Rhiannon Helmick (Ivan Hood, Jr.); four great- grandchildren: Brianna Gregory (Justin), Kailee Robinson (Jay Todd Sams II "J.T."), Logan Robinson, and Ivan Hood III "Tre"; and four great great-grandchildren: Tyler, Easton, and Rowan Gregory and Wyatt Sams. He will also be greatly missed by his furry friends: Smokey and Diesel. Friends will be received on October 3, 2019 from 6 to 8pm at Rosedale Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2 pm at Rosedale Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrance contributions be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Burial Friday, October 4, 2019

Memories

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Robin Bare

October 6, 2019

I love you and miss you, but I know you will be watching over us every day. I will carry my memories of you in my heart always!!

Your loving daughter!!

Tina Bartles

October 2, 2019

I meet Frank (Pop) 30 years ago when his son and I started dating.

Pop you’ve always made me feel like a daughter since day one.

I considered myself a lucky woman when I married Todd, because I gain another father.

You will be missed by many.

I love you, may you Rest In Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY