Merton John Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Merton John Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko.As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Merton John.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts, The Arc of Pennsylvania expresses sincere sympathy at the passing of our friend and mentor, Merton John “M.J.” Bartelmay, Jr., from Hermitage, PA. He died on Sunday, July 5, 2020. M.J. is survived by son M.J. III, and son, Charles (Rachel); his father, Merton J. Bartelmay, Sr.; his brothers, Randy (Tina) and Brad (Sherri), six nieces and nephews, and his ex-wife, Theresa Allen. MJ worked in the Information Technology field primarily as a system/database analyst.
MJ served as a passionate advocate in the disability community, serving at the local, state, and national Arc movement. He was a past President of The Arc of Pennsylvania, which, along with The Arc United States, is the largest national community-based organization advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. He served as Treasurer and Secretary of The Arc of the United States and as President of The Arc of Mercer County. At the time of his death, he was serving another term on The Arc of PA’s Board of Directors.
The Arc of PA President Sarah Holland stated, “MJ will be remembered for his wonderful and gentle soul and will forever remain in our hearts. The Arc of PA has been greatly touched and influenced by his commitment to enhancing the rights of people with intellectual land developmental disabilities to live lives of inclusion and meaning.”
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials may be given to The Arc of Pennsylvania, 1007 Mumma Road, Suite 100, Lemoyne, PA 17043.
MJ wished to leave you with his favorite scripture which helped him through the challenges of life: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts, The Arc of Pennsylvania expresses sincere sympathy at the passing of our…
Posted by The Arc of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 7, 2020
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
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