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06/29/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Brian Bartram

Brian David Bartram
(11 Mar 1968 - 28 June 2016)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still more sad news this Friday.  Brian Bartram, son of   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA, passed away unexpectedly in Poquoson on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the age of 48. 

  From Jeanette McDonald Hornsby ('66) of SC - 06/28/16, 7:16 PM:

All you Typhoon out there, especially the class of 1966:

  Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA just called to tell me that her 48-year-old son, Brian, passed away this morning.

There will be a service next Tuesday night and information should be in the paper this weekend. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

   Oh, Jeanette! What devastating news! We will certainly keep Dee and her family in our prayers at this most painful time.

From the Daily Press - 06/29/16:

     Brian David Bartram


    POQUOSON - Brian David Bartram, 48, son of Larry and Dee Bartram, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Arrangements by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, are incomplete.

  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on June
29, 2016.
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From the Daily Press - 07/03/16:

     Brian David Bartram


    POQUOSON - Our son, Brian David Bartram, born March 11, 1968, left us unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Dee Bartram; sister, Julie Todd; two nephews he adored, Seth and Ethan Grondin; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Brian was a graduate of Poquoson High School, and East Carolina University and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding as a Procurement Analyst, where his work ethic was well respected.

Our son was our rock. He was a kind and thoughtful man who had an outstanding personality. He played the guitar beautifully and was an avid Widespread Panic fan. Our hearts will be heavy with loss for a very long time but we will remember that someone so special will never be forgotten because when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Brian Bartram
  A Celebration of Brian's life will take place on Tuesday, July 5, 6:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Avenue. Please come honor him with your presence and to share your memories of his life adventures and misadventures with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Brian's name to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662.

Online condolences to View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 3
, 2016.


June 29, 2016 

I was so saddened to hear this. Brian will be greatly missed at work. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

~ Elizabeth Emmett-Smith, Newport News, Virginia

June 29, 2016

Brian will be missed by many friends who loved him like a member of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Larry, Dee, and Julie.

~ Kim Sperling, Poquoson, Virginia

June 29, 2016 

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

June 29, 2016

Prayers of comfort Coach Larry, Dee, Julie, and to his entire family. Feel so lucky to have all the great memories of our times together. RIP, Brian.

~ John and Candy Rodal, Lovettsville, Virginia

June 29, 2016 

I am so sorry for your loss; thinking about y'all and praying for y'all. Love, Nancy Hughes


June 30, 2016 

I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. Brian was such a fine young man and I have enjoyed knowing and working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Elaine Burney


June 30, 2016 

Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy, he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers. - See more at:

Larry and Dee, We are so sorry for your loss.

June 30, 2016  


I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. I didn't work with him, but he was on my floor at one time. I got to know him and would always ask about you. You, Dee and the rest of your family are in my prayers in your time of grief.

~ Art Booth, Newport News, Virginia

July 01, 2016 

I am so very sorry to hear of your son Brian's passing.

~ Laura Jones

July 01, 2016

Dee and family, No words are sufficient to express how sorry I am to hear about your son. There is nothing to help the pain but God and time. My prayers for healing, comfort and wonderful memories. God bless you during this sad, sad time.

~ Cookie Tyndall, Seaford, Virginia

July 01, 2016 

Dee, Larry, and Julie, I am so sorry to hear about Brian. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Cherish the memories and I pray they will comfort your broken hearts.

July 01, 2016 

Dee, Larry and family, I did not know your son but I have just gone through a similar situation. My daughter, Jennifer Lane DeVorss, passed away April 3. She was not sick. In God's time, he was calling our children home to be with him. I know you probably feel like we did trying to understand why. This question may never be answered but slowly the picture will come together. I weep for you and will pray for God's love to keep you in his arms.
You may remember me. Our mothers worked together in the shipyard during the war

July 01, 2016 

Dee, you and your family are in my prayers.

~ Gail Calhoun-Bell, Hampton, Virginia

July 01, 2016 

Dee, Larry and Julie. I am praying for your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

~ Theresa Bonaguidi Powell, Newport News, Virginia

July 02, 2016 

Larry and Dee,

We are so sad to learn of Brian's death. We think back to the summer of 1966 when both of us were married a month apart. Both our sons were born in 1968 in the closeness of our neighborhood. You are in our hearts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in the passage of time and the love of your families and friends.


July 02, 2016 

Stan and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

~ Rae Balson, Williamsburg, Virginia

July 03, 2016 

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

July 03, 2016

I hope that the memories help.


July 03, 2016 

Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy, he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers. - See more at:


July 03, 2016

~ Doug and Alice Hoadley, Yorktown, Virginia

July 03, 2016

I was so sad to learn that you had lost Brian. It must be a sad time for you and Larry. My prayers go with your family.

~ Karen Dilley

July 03, 2016

Larry and Dee,
We were shocked and saddened to learn that you lost your son. We are glad that you were blessed with such a good one. We pray that God will comfort you and your family now and in the days and years ahead. We look forward to giving you our hugs of comfort and love.

Jerry and Judy

~ Jerry and Judy Allen, Newport News, Virginia

July 03, 2016 


July 03, 2016 


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Larry and Dee, and to all of Brian's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Words by Walter C. Smith, 1876
Music (St. Denio) by John Roberts, 1839

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.

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