Orin G. Bartholomew, 91, of Central Point, Ore., passed away on Monday, January 10, 2011, at Providence Medford Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1919, to Walter and Adele (Addie) Bartholomew in Connell, Wash.
Orin joined the U.S. Army during World War II and at discharge, moved to the Rogue Valley in 1946, where he married Muriel G. Piatt on March 17, 1946, at the First Baptist Church in Medford. He started at Southern Oregon College, then went to work for Southern Pacific Railroad as a billing clerk; he retired from the railroad in 1978.
He enjoyed gardening and politics and was a member of the Central Point VFW post #5726 and N.C.O.A.
Orin is survived by son, Douglas (Kay) Bartholomew, of Frederick, Md.; daughter, Gail (Jerry) Kinney, of Medford, Ore.; grandsons, Andrew, Paul and Daniel Bartholomew, and Derek Seely; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel G. Bartholomew; and brothers, Ray and David Bartholomew.
A memorial service and internment were held at Eagle Point National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Orin's name to your favorite charities.