A memorial service celebrating the life of Mervin G. “Merv” Bartholow, age 75, of Heath, will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at , with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating.
Merv was born in Lisbon, Ohio on November 25, 1941 to the late Glen and Loretta (Farmer) Bartholow. He passed away at Licking Memorial Hospital on July 25, 2017.
Merv proudly served his country in the United States Navy, where he played the trombone in the Navy Band. Prior to retirement, he was a director of agency development for Nationwide Insurance for over 25 years. He was the founder and past president of the Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow and past president of the Buckeye Lake Civic Association. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed spending time at Buckeye Lake with his family and friends.
Survivors include his significant other, Molly W. Hayes; Children, Glen Bartholow, Tami (Rick) Baringer, Cathy (Andy) Wilson and Cheri (Harry) Williams; grandchildren, Cassidy, Stephanie, Zachary, Bailee, Ryan, Payton and Journey; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Bonnie Campbell; and brother, Paul Bartholow.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Merv to the Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow, PO Box 676, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.
Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for Merv and his family.