FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - J. Burr Bartram, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale died Dec. 24. He was 79.
Bartram was born July 12, 1934, in New York City, son of J. Burr Bartram and Mary (Sheppard) Bartram. He attended Choate School in Wallingford, Conn. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1955. He was a member and trustee of Indian Harbor Yacht Club, while residing in Greenwich, Conn., until 1976. He resided in Marion, Mass., from 1976 to 1996. He was a resident of Middletown, R.I., from 1996 to 2001. In 2001 he relocated to Fort Lauderdale Fla.
He was a member of the New York Yacht Club since 1955, where he served on the Race, House and Membership committees. Co-manager of the 1974 Courageous Syndicate, which defended the America's Cup. He was a NYYC trustee from 1994 to 1997. He started his yacht brokerage career with Northrop and Johnson, where he attained the position of vice president and general manager of the Stamford, Conn. office. In 1997, with his late partner, Bruce R. Brakenhoff, he formed the yacht brokerage firm of Bartram & Brakenhoff, in Greenwich, Conn.
Bartram is survived by his wife, Barbara Hart Bartram; and sister, Nina Bartram Griswold. He was predeceased by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held in Ft. Lauderdale and an additional Service in Greenwich, Conn. Dates will be announced.