Gerald F. “Gerry” Bartholomew, Jr., 61 of Auburn, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Gerry was born in Worcester, a son of the late Gerald F. and Ruth Ann (Carelli) Bartholomew, Sr. where he was a graduate of St. Peter’s Central Catholic High School. He later received an associate’s degree from Worcester Industrial Technical Institute. Gerry worked as a metallurgist for Wyman Gordon for 32 years. He later was the owner of a Jan Pro franchise, retiring earlier this year.

Gerry is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Gloria J. Bartholomew; his son and daughter, Ryan F. Bartholomew of Millbury and Jennifer L. Bartholomew and her partner, John J. Coons, Jr. of Worcester; three brothers, Neil R. Bartholomew of Ponte Vedra, FL, Paul K. Bartholomew of Putnam, CT and Jon M. Bartholomew of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Beth E. Bartholomew and Gayle Falvey both of Shrewsbury; many nieces and nephews.

Gerry was an avid New England Sports Fan with a great love of the Red Sox. He loved playing golf, especially with his son, and was proud to have achieved a hole-in-one in 2002. He was known as the trivia king – always able to answer questions across a broad spectrum of topics. He was a loyal and true friend to so many and could always be counted on for support and his incredible sense of humor; specifically in how everyone was assigned a unique nickname.

Relatives and friends are invited to a period of calling hours on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 4-7 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Funeral service and burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making memorial contributions in memory of Gerry to: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. To share your thoughts and memories of Gerry with his family, please visit his personal guestbook at www.mercadantefuneral.com