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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charlotte Bart, longtime member of the Westmont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Charlotte C
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By Westmont Fire Company No. 1
June 26, 2024

Bart (nee Craig)
Charlotte passed on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the age of 100, of Westmont, NJ.

Loving mother of Dianna Bart of Cape May Court House, NJ, William C. Bart, Jr. (Maryann) of Florida and the late Rodney C. Bart, Sr. Beloved grandmother of Lesley Clarke (Cody) of Olympia, WA, Christina M. Platt (Mark) of Collingdale, PA, Anna Bart of Olympia, WA and the late Maureen Bart and Rodney C. Bart, Jr. Proud great grandmother of Kevin Bart, Colleen Boyles, Lucas Bart and Cormac Platt. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Charlotte attended Thomas A. Edison Elementary School in Westmont, and graduated from Collingswood High School Class of 1942. She played basketball, was a swimmer, was on the dive team and played hockey. Charlotte Married William C. Bart in October 1942 and worked at Campbell Soup Company until her enlistment in US Coast Guard in February 1944, as a SPAR (Semper Paratus Always Ready), following the ban of husbands and wives together in the military. Charlotte was the 1st wife to enlist in the 5th District of the Coast Guard. She was then transported by boat to Baltimore with an armband that read SPAR, then took the train to Palm Beach Florida where she had her basic training. The SPAR's had a basketball team and baseball team. After basic training she was stationed in Charleston S.C. Charlotte said "They called the base the Country Club on the Ashley River". She drove Men & Women Officers to various meetings and into Charleston for Dinners. Charlotte was 1st Class Transportation by the time she left the Coast Guard with an Honorable Discharge in April of 1946 when the SPAR's were disbanded. In 1974 Charlotte went to Vocational Technical School in Cape May Court House, and received her License as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked until she was 73 years old. Charlotte was inducted into The Collingswood HS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996 for her sporting achievements. She was a longtime member of the American Legion, Westmont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, President of Women's Club of the Coast Guard Wives, in Cape May, NJ and belonged to the Nursing Organization for Post Anesthesia Nurses, Red Cross life saving for swimming, and taught swimming classes at Cape May Elementary.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation Saturday, June 29th from 12 to 1 PM at Jackson Funeral Home, 308 Haddon Ave., Haddon Township, NJ, where her Celebration of Life will begin at 1 PM.

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