Walter L. Bartholemew ’46 died on February 24, 2008, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Born on May 5, 1924, in Philadelphia, he served in the Navy in the North Atlantic aboard the three-masted schooner Guinevere. After his discharge, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Bowdoin, where he became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, as well as a member of the Glee Club and the swimming team. After graduating from Bowdoin, he earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In the early 1950s, he joined the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, eventually becoming chairman of the real estate department there. He was a founding member of the real estate committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and was a legal adviser to the Board of Trustees at La Salle College for more than twenty years. After retiring in 1994, he served as treasurer of the Friends of Tredyffrin Library, as president of East Tredyffrin Civic Association, and as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor. He is survived by his wife Carol Molineux Bartholemew, whom he married in 1950; a son, Lee; two daughters, Carrie Bole and Anne; a brother; and six grandchildren.