MONTVILLE – Roger H. Bartlett Sr., born Jan. 6, 1938, in Biddeford, to the late James E. Bartlett and Frances H. Bartlett, died March 26, 2004, at Brooksville Regional Hospital, Fla., surrounded by family and friends. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. After he returned from the Air Force in 1956, he worked a short time for Continental Telephone Co., then for Parkinson and Flood, hauling grain. He ventured into many of his own businesses including a chicken farm, a dairy farm with riding horses, woods business and Nancy’s Restaurant where he cooked, ran pool tournaments and cut meat at a joining meat shop. Next was the Bargain Bin, Waldo County Saw Sales, 10-4 Country Store with an oil delivery truck and Bartlett’s Main Gas. Then he established the 10-4 Diner and Dance Hall, which was his greatest love of all his business ventures. He also established Roger H. Bartlett & Son Construction. Roger served a short term as selectman of the town of Montville and he was an auctioneer. He always said he had been everything but a minister. He had many interests and hobbies, including helping to establish and coach the Waldo County Little League in which girls were first allowed to play on the team. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, poker, cribbage, shooting pool, snowmobiling, watching local horse and oxen pulling, baseball, basketball, wrestling and boxing. His favorites were the Celtics and Red Sox. He also loved to watch his grandchildren play local sports. He loved his Bullmastiff dogs, especially Kaytee. He enjoyed wintering at his home in Florida with many friends. Another passion was the Webster Flea Market for strawberries, socializing and collecting bells. Many people will remember him for playing Santa Claus at Christmas parties, many pig roasts and dances at the 10-4. He touched many people’s lives and rarely met anyone he did not like, this was evident with his nomination for the Jefferson Award and a citation from the Grange. He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Roger “Buster” Bartlett Jr. on Dec. 18, 1988. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy R. (Martin) Bartlett of Montville. They were married on March 28, 1959. He is also survived by six children, Dean Bartlett and wife, Bethany, of Montville; Denise “Dee Dee” Bryant and husband, Oscar Jr., and their children, Jeff R. Bryant, Morgan Clark and husband, Randy, of Searsmont; Charlene “Sunshine” Hood and her son, Vernal, of Searsmont; Lori Mayer and husband, Eddie, and their children, Danielle, Mike and Willy of Liberty; Diana Bartlett and companion, John Dyer, and their children, Nick, Deanna and Jay of Searsmont; Tammie Mulvey and husband, Rob, and her son, Alex Strong, of Hodgdon. He is also survived by the children of the late Roger “Buster” Bartlett Jr., Jennie-Ann Rose Reynolds and fianc‚, Jason Dango, Corin E. Reynolds of Wilmington, Mass.; one brother, Penson Bartlett and wife, Joyce, of Searsmont; one sister, Penelope Young of Saco; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liberty/Montville Little League care of Eddie Mayer, 2900 Burketville Road, Liberty, ME 04949. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2004, at the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast where the funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2004. A gathering will be held following the funeral at the 10-4 Diner on Route in Montville.