Barton R. Chamberlain
September 30, 1947 - March 15, 2018

Barton R. Chamberlain of Oak Island, NC passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 with his daughter, Christin, at his side. Bart was born in New Haven, CT to Harry T. Chamberlain, Jr and Lucille Dickerman. Bart attended college at Temple and University of New Hampshire. After graduation, he moved to Florida where he worked for the Walt Disney Company. He remained in Florida until 2013 when he moved to Oak Island after long-time friends showed him the beauty of the island. If asked, he would say it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made. His sister and brother-in-law had also recently become homeowners in Oak Island and looked forward to family time and escaping the New England snow. On the island, Bart made friends everywhere. He was always quick to help out a friend, neighbor, or even a stranger. He was the epitome of a “true gentleman”. In retirement on the island, he loved working in his garden, taking care of his cats, going to the beach, and riding around in his convertible. Bart took particular pride in his garden and was featured last year in the Beautification Club Garden Tour on Oak Island. He was also working on his Master Gardeners certification. Bart was looking forward to spring and getting his garden in shape. He also loved cheering for the Florida State Seminoles and UNC Tarheels, both schools his daughter attended. He loved spending time with his friends and celebrating life.
Bart was a proud and loving father to his daughter, Christin of San Diego. In addition he is survived by son-in-law, Maneesh Bawa, grandsons, Ketan and Kiran Bawa, his sister, Ann Montague, brother-in-law, Mac Montague, and his niece and nephew, Bonnie and Michael Montage. No formal memorial service is planned at this time. But, a celebration of his life will likely occur on April 20th on Oak Island, NC. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Donations in his name can be made to SOAR (Southport-Oak Island animal rescue), Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He will truly be missed.


  • Chris Montgomery Posted March 24, 2018 11:12 pm

    This was so sudden after just spending some delightful time with Bart. So I glad I got to know him through his dear life long friends Pam Montgomery and Sally Elmo. You will be so missed my friend.

  • Elaine West Grimes Posted March 24, 2018 11:32 pm

    He was a good friend we had a magical visit in Feb and was going to met up again in July. Worked with him over 40 years ago at Disney and it was like time never passed. He will be missed by many

  • John Linn Posted March 25, 2018 12:38 am

    In memory of a great friend of 40 years. Bart was the epitome of kindness. He never met a stranger and would help anyone at any time. I am going to miss our phone conversations. Being a Srminole Bart always never found a good thing to say. about the Mighty Gators! Going to miss thst guy. And Bart ,,,,, Go Gators.

  • David & Karyl Loux Posted March 25, 2018 4:23 pm

    We will miss you, Bart, our very dear friend. You were always so good to be with and to share good times with. Rest now in peace, we will see you again one day.

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