Herbert Almon Bartholomew III, M.D., died at home on March 11, 2014, after a long battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 82.
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Dr. Bartholomew was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., the oldest son of Herbert Bartholomew Jr., MD, and Grace (Salzburg) Bartholomew. He graduated from Amherst College, where he was a member and officer of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1957 and then interned in surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Following this, he spent two years on active duty as a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force in England. Upon discharge, he completed a residency in OB/GYN at Florida.
He then had a private OB/GYN practice in Glens Falls, N.Y., and upon the death of his father relocated to Augusta, Maine, where he was chief of the department of OB/GYN and Kennebec Valley Medical Center for many years. He was a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN and a diplomate of The American Board of OB/GYN and held an adjunct professorship at Dartmouth Medical College.
While in Maine, Herb also served as a commissioner of the Maine State Museum and was a trustee of Kents Hill School.
Upon retirement, he moved to Colton, N.Y., and spent winters in Venice, Fla.
He was predeceased by his wife, Constance (Locke) Bartholomew, who was from Brasher Falls, N.Y.; his parents; and his son, Herbert IV.
In retirement, he was active in the local tennis circuit which he played (reasonably well), and for duplicate bridge clubs which he played (not well at all). He remained active in Amherst and the class of 1953 affairs his entire life.
He was a communicant of the Zion Episcopal Church in Colton and a trustee of East Whitehall Brick Church and Cemetery
Survivors are Victoria Slon, his wife, of Colton and Watkins Glen, N.Y.; two daughters, Ella Bartholomew, of Hollywood, Fla., and Claire B. Horn, of Atlanta, Ga., two grandchildren; his brother-in-law Mickey Locke, of Brasher Falls, and numerous other family (Whitehall, Lake Placid and other parts of New York).
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at Zion Episcopal Church at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with Garner Funeral Service. Online condolences can be sent at www.garnerfh.com. Memorial donations can be made to The Cancer Center at Canton-Potsdam Hospital (ww.cphospital.org) or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley (www.seriousillness.org/slc/adn).
Published in Kennebec Journal on Mar. 13, 2014