Syosset resident Robert Bartels, once a long-time educator at , died on Aug. 26. He was 85.
Bartels was a driving force in launching the annual parade, a community-wide event involving students and their families, local service organizations and more.
“Bob Bartels was " in Pride in Port, Andrea Martone told former long-time North Hempstead Town Historian Joan Kent, who wrote a story on this long-standing community tradition for Patch.
Bartels had served in the district as both a teacher and administrator. For funeral arrangements and other details about his life, see this story in Newsday.