AUBURN — Fred F. Bartlett, 89, of Mexico, died peacefully at Clover Healthcare on Feb. 7.
He was born in Mexico, April 13, 1922, the son of Fred and Georgia (Farnum) Bartlett. He was a graduate of Mexico High School, Class of 1940. He served his country in the 25th Division Infantry in the Philippines during World War II. He held the Infantry Combat Badge for campaigns in Luzon and Leyte. He was employed by the Boise Cascade Paper Co. for 44 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a voracious reader, who loved the work of such classic authors as James Michener, John Steinbeck and Carlos Castonada. He loved to hike, walk and swim. He was a devoted and passionate Boston Red Sox fan.
He was married for 29 years to Martha Hachey, who survives of Auburn. Other survivors include a daughter, Elaine Collins of Auburn; sons, Fred F. Bartlett Jr of Palm Desert, Calif., Gregory J. Bartlett of Freeport and David Bartlett of Newry; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Hazel Nickerson, Edna Brown and Delphia Eastman.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Clover Healthcare for his care over the past several years.
Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com.