There was no mistaking what John Bartlett loved, even if you only knew him professionally.

He loved Ocean County Parks.

He loved Ocean County College.

He loved finding ways to save taxpayer money and get other organizations and agencies to help bear the financial burden.

He disliked the roads in Monmouth County.

The symbolic ribbon cutting to officially reopen Berkeley Island County Park. From left, Berkeley Councilman James Byrnes, Pine Beach Mayor Lawrence Cuneo, Freeholders Virginia Haines and John Bartlett, Berkeley Mayor Carmen Amato, Freeholders Gerry Little and Joseph Vicari, and Beachwood Mayor Ron Roma. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

For more information on John Bartlett and his passing, visit Jersey Shore Online

(emphasis was added by Robert Plummer, OCS08)