Bartlett1969-70 ARTBA Chairman Bob Bartlett died in late January in Hilton Head, S.C., following a sudden stroke.  He was 83.

During his long-time career in the transportation construction industry, Bob was executive vice president of L.B. Smith, Inc., in Camp Hill Pa; a member of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; and an engineer and labor relations specialist with Bethlehem Steel Company. He was Pennsylvania’s secretary of highways during his tenure as ARTBA chairman.

A multi-modal transportation investment champion, Bob was most notably the driving force behind the association’s decision to add the “T” to its name to reflect emerging market opportunities for ARTBA members, particularly in the public transit and airport sectors.

Bob graduated from West Point in 1953 with a degree in engineering and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Korea and various locations around the U.S. until retiring from active duty as a Captain in 1957.

Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol, their five children, 6 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the Bartlett family asks for people to consider making a donation in Bob’s memory to the USMA Class of 1953 Superintendent’s Endowment and mail it to: Office of Class Giving, 698 Mills Road, West Point, N.Y. 10996-1607.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Bartlett family.