Ralph T. (Bart) Bartlett died on Jan. 30 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 92 and leaves his best friend and wife, Natalie, whom he married in 1947.

Born in Lyndhurst, N.J., the son of Ralph Bartlett Sr. and Elinor Chambers Bartlett, he resided in Vero Beach, Fla. He also lived in the Chatham-Madison-Summit area of New Jersey for over 50 years and was a long time seasonal resident of Martha’s Vineyard, where he and his family owned a home on Sengekontacket Pond for over 25 years.

Bart graduated from Lyndhurst High School with honors at age 16 and in the fall of 1941 entered Lehigh University. After flight training in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned to Lehigh and graduated in 1947. Bart was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, president of the Interfraternity Council, sports editor of the Brown and White, and a member of the five-man student governing committee. He attended graduate school at New York University.

He was a retired senior partner of the international CPA firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte). He became a partner in the firm in 1961, and after managing operations in Connecticut and New Jersey, transferred in 1978 to the executive office in New York city, where he was responsible for marketing and practice development. He retired in 1984 at age 60.

He is a former editor of the New Jersey CPA Journal, and in 1963 was elected president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was on the governing council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served two terms as an elected member of council. In 1977 he was elected to a three-year term as a member of the national review board of the AICPA.

In 1984 he joined the board of directors of Elizabethtown Water Company in Elizabeth, N.J. In the following year he was elected a director of E’town Corporation and Driver-Harris Corporation of Harrison, N.J. and New Ross, Ireland.

Bart served as president of the Lehigh Club of Northern NJ and in 1982 received the Lehigh University Alumni Association Award. He was a trustee and finance committee chairman of St. Timothy’s House in Newark and served the Episcopal Diocese of Newark as chairman of its audit committee. He was also treasurer and a member of the board of governors of the Essex Club of Newark and vice chairman of the finance committee and chairman of the Audit and Budget Committee of the town of Indian River Shores, Fla. He served as president of his Florida condominium association for over 20 years.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, Fla., Calvary Church in Summit, N.J., Grace Church in Madison, N.J., and St. Andrew’s Church in Edgartown. He served as senior warden of Christ Church in Bethany, Conn., and vestryman and treasurer of St. Paul’s in Chatham, N.J.

Bart was a member of John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Edgartown Yacht Club, and Edgartown Golf Club. He was a past president of the Minisink Club of Chatham, N.J. He was devoted to his family and spent many happy hours playing golf and tennis with his wife, their children, and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed cruising on Long Island Sound and the waters around the Vineyard with his family on their boat Barnadet.

Generosity and optimism like Bart’s are rare and he touched many lives with his capacity to give. In addition to his beloved wife, Natalie (nee Khun), he leaves behind three children: Deborah E. Nelson and her husband Richard of Chatham, Jeffrey C. Bartlett and his wife Rebecca of Vero Beach, Fla., and Thomas A. Bartlett and his wife Francesca of Boston and Titusville, N.J.; grandchildren James C. Nelson of Livingston, N.J., Meghan C. Bartlett of Arnold, Md., Matthew T. Bartlett of New York city, and Brittany A. Bartlett of Virginia Beach, Va. He also leaves behind two sisters, Alice Kraus of Naples, Fla. and Ethelwyn Eyrick of LaPorte, Ind. and Martha’s Vineyard.

A memorial service is scheduled for Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. on February 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Pine Avenue in Vero Beach, Fla., with the Rev. Father Christopher Rodriguez officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Asa Packer Society of Lehigh University, 25 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18015, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach, strunkfuneralhome.com.