Walter J. "Butch" Bartle

Walter J. "Butch" Bartle, Sr., 75 of Levittown, PA and Flemington, NJ passed away on March 20, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by love and family.

Walter was born in Philadelphia to Minerva & Walter Bartle (deceased) of Bristol Borough. He is survived by his first wife Barbara Bartle (Brooks) of Levittown, PA, fiancé Pat Zdziebkowski of Flemington, NJ, daughter Deborah Bartle (Bullick) of Levittown, PA, son Walter J. Bartle, Jr. of Levittown, PA, brother Stephen Bartle of Lititz, PA and his two grandchildren, Andrew Bartle of Levittown, PA and Casey Bartle of Levittown, PA.

Walter "Butch" Bartle was a 1960 graduate of Delhaas High School and was a known local dragster from the Langhorne Speedway in the late 1950's-early 60's. His love of cars gave him many years of happiness restoring older model vehicles and bringing them back to their stock condition. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served in the Vietnam War in 1964-65 as Chief Helicopter Mechanic.

He spent much of his career working at Ditschman Flemington Ford Lincoln Dealerships in Flemington, NJ as their Prep Shop Manager until he retired in 2005. During his retirement, Walter found great joy, happiness and friendships at the Lambertville & Columbus flea markets as an antique buyer and seller. He greatly enjoyed restoring old Schwinn bicycles, antique watches/pocket watches and had a flare for finding & restoring the unique and unusual.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life at a sit down luncheon on Saturday, March 31, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at his lifelong favorite restaurant, Cesare's Ristorante on Radcliffe St., Bristol, PA. Kindly RSVP to his daughter, Deborah, at so a soft head count can be given to the restaurant.

The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at This is a terminal disease that very little treatment is available for because it's direct causes are unknown. Significant research and treatment development are necessary to stop this growing terminal disease from claiming lives.

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