James R. “Jim” Bartles, Ph.D.

March 31, 1954 - August 17, 2021
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Saturday 8/28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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[Also note:  Due to Downtown Skokie weekend road closures, please approach the funeral home from the North; travel to Main St. and turn South onto Niles Center Rd.]

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James R. “Jim” Bartles, Ph.D., age 67, of Skokie, died Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Highland Park Hospital, in Highland Park. Longtime Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Beloved husband of Lili Zheng; loving father of Zora and Sophie Bartles; dear stepfather of Fan Zhang; cherished son of theContinue Reading

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Su Fen Ang left a message on February 1, 2022:
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Sui left a message on August 27, 2021:
Deepest condolence to Lili. We will miss Jim, an outstanding scientist and an amazing colleague. May he rest in peace.
Sui Huang left a message on August 27, 2021:
Dear Jim, May you rest in peace. We will miss you, your gentle smile, your brilliance, your smart wit, and most of all, your being an amazing scientist. ~ Sui
Brian Mitchell left a message on August 27, 2021:
Jim was a wonderful and caring colleague and a great scientist. He will be sorely missed.
Heike Folsch left a message on August 27, 2021:
My deepest condolences for Lili, and the rest of the family. I have known Jim as a dear friend and colleague at Northwestern University. He will be truly missed.
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Daniele Aeschbacher left a message on August 26, 2021:
My condolences for Lili, and the rest of Dr. Bartles family. I too have worked with him for over 20 years, mainly as his research administrator. He worked hard, but could also grace me with his dry humor. He will be missed.
Irwin Flangel left a message on August 20, 2021:
I knew Jim though Knowles. Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely.Irv Flangel
Elsie Owen left a message on August 18, 2021:
My condolences to Lili Zhang, Dr. Bartles will be truly missed. I have know and work with him the past 20 years. CMB
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