Cedarvale Tech

In loving memory of Charles E. Bartgis (1950-2009)

Charles E. Bartgis (April 27, 1950 - July 31, 2009)
Grandchildren: Samuel, Ella, and Tyler

Catherine, Michael, Charlie, Scott, and Karen
Grandma Jane's Wedding

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Scott's Eulogy

On July 31, 2009, Cedarvale Tech's Founder and Owner Charles Bartgis passed away suddenly at his farm in Elizabethtown, NY. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He believed in technology, not just as a job but as a way of life. Gadgets and gizmos fascinated him. Blinking lights were cool and the more you had, the cooler the widget was. Except for cars. In a car he liked less gadgets, unless it was someone elses car. We will all miss him very much.

Thoughts
We love you Dad. We will definitely miss you. - Scott Bartgis
I miss you Grandpa Charlie. When will you come back? - Sammy Bartgis (age 4)
He really was a sensitive guy... a lot more than any of us realized. - Karen Bartgis
I will miss your laughter most of all. I cherish the times we had together. Wish we spent more time getting together. I'm so proud of you for doing what you wanted for your life. Forever Blueberries, which I love. - Barbara Gallagher
I met Charlie once, at Scott and Karen's house. If I had to use one word to describe him, it would be "exuberant". I am sure he is missed and we are very sorry for your loss. - Jason
I think you were right on Scott, in describing Charlie in your Euology with "confidence" and you can clearly see that in his face in these pictures. - Mike Robbie
In Charlie I found my best friend, partner, and soul mate. Charlie was the person I most loved talking too and we could and did talk about anything and everything. Charlie had a great laugh and a great sense of humor. I loved the fact that when he wanted to do something he would get it done even if he had to invent something to do it. He was a man that you could actually see think- he has left a huge whole in this world and he will missed more than any words could express. Charlie’s favorite quote is from a Bob Dylan song: A successful man gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and does exactly what he wants in between. Charlie was indeed a successful and good man. - Sarah Bartgis
Send a thought to scott@cedarvale.com

Obituary
ELIZABETHTOWN — Charles Edward Bartgis, 59, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at his farm in Elizabethtown, N.Y. His wife of four years, Sarah Ann Bartgis, was by his side. His death was a shock to everyone.

Charlie was born April 27, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Charles and Jane (Mandel) Bartgis.

Charlie, had a passion for politics, a skill in computers and a definite knack for finances. He was hard at work on his newest hobby, farming blueberries to open his own winery. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1970, stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

His greatest loves in the world were spending time in the Adirondacks with family and friends, playing with his grandchildren and farming his blueberries.

He is survived by his wife Sarah; his mother, Jane Erdmann (Edward); sons Scott Edward (Karen) and Michael Charles (Catherine); grandchildren Samuel Edward and Ella Jane Bartgis and Tyler Michael Bartgis; sisters Barbara Gallagher (James) and Carol Hazen (Joseph); and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Sunday, Aug. 2, at W.M. Marvin's Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, with a funeral service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations for a college scholarship fund for his three grandchildren to Scott Bartgis, 59 Bayberry Drive, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.