Tom Bartchlett

1946 - 2019

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Tom Bartchlett, age 72, of Findlay passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. Tom is survived by his wife Pauline Bartchlett of Findlay; his brother Wayne Bartchlett of Findlay; sister Carol (Dan) Speelman of Littleton, NC; sons Rodney (Teresa) and Kevin (Jackie) Bartchlett of Findlay and Vance Bartchlett of Findlay who preceded Tom in death; daughters Tina (Robert) Siefer and Becky (Mark) Stockard of Findlay; and his grandchildren Chasity, Katie, Sarah, Connor, Megan, Kevin, Amanda, Patrisha, Christopher, Derek, Taylor, Brandon, Mariah, Matt, and Shannon; also surviving are 17 great grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Doris (Opper) Bartchlett of Findlay and 7 brothers and sisters. Tom was born in Findlay where he spent most of his life. Tom married Pauline (Coleman) in 1986 and they lived happily in Findlay. Tom worked as a mechanic at the Findlay Country Club for years until his retirement and he also worked part time for Weed and Feed lawn services. Tom loved to spend time with his family and his many grandchildren. Tom also enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing and camping. Tom was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM and 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 with one hour of visitation prior to the service (10AM-11AM) at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Graveside services will be held at Knollcrest Cemetery, Findlay. Memorials may be made out to FOCUS peer support group. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, January 24th 2019 1:00 - 3:00 PM & 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    Friday, January 25th 2019 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, January 25th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

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To : The Bartchlett Family
Date :Tuesday, January 22nd 2019
From : Rick and Charlotte Howard and Doralee
Mr. B .. you will be missed. But well remembered you have gained your eagles wings and will feel your presence this year at the campground. Thank you for watching out for your neighbors and stopping to visit.

To : Mom and the rest of the Bartchlett family
Date :Tuesday, January 22nd 2019
From : Liz Gault
So sorry for your loss. So many memories of growing up with this family at that little house on the corner. So much laughter through the years.
Who else has homemade root beer in their bathtub?
And all the birds? Getting scared while watching movies, eating tacos with ketchup, riding in the smurf-mobile.
Hugs to all across the miles. May you be comforted in happy memories and stories that everyone will be sharing about Tom

To : Katie and the family
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Tracy Bucher
Thinking of you all and sending prayers during this time.

To : Pauline family
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Terry Linda Rowland
We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was such a kind & generous man of his time & talents.I really enjoyed sitting on his deck & watching the hummingbirds! He will truly be missed at Shady Lake with always a smile on his face & a helping hand to all.
Terry & Linda Rowland

To : The Bartchlett Family
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Jim McCall
So sorry about Tom: He was one of a kind and always put everyone else first. Many times over the years he showed who he was and what he valued most, his wife, family, and friends. His sense of humor and the little things like the smiles he got from all the kids that he loved to pick on brightened everyone's day. He could fix anything and was the kind of neighbor that many only dream of having. It was always about the smile that made it worth it. Tom was golden and made the world a better place. I'm extremely grateful to have known him. Jim McCall

To : Bartchlett Family and Loved Ones
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Charles Pfaltzgraf
My Mom thought the world of Tom. He was so kind and generous to her and myself. He did and expert job keeping the grounds at Findlay Country Club top notch. He was simply the best small engine mechanic around. As my Mom has just passed they are up in heaven in a better place both champing at the bit for spring to sprout. God Bless.

To : The Bartchlett Family
Date :Thursday, January 24th 2019
From : The Renius Family
Our prayers are with you and your family in this time of solace. With much love...The Renius Family