JANUARY 19,1948 - AUGUST 26, 2023
Dr Barton (Bart) Margoshes passed away at home on August 26th following an inspiring and well thought out two and a half years contending with advanced cancer. He leaves his wife Susan (Glocheski) Margoshes, son Nathan Margoshes, daughter Linley Margoshes, sister Lisbeth Bustin and her husband Dr Michael Bustin, sister Cathy Margoshes, nephews Devin and Brian Bustin, as well as numerous close relatives in the Glocheski and Margoshes families. There are many close friends living near and far who mourn his passing as well as the innumerable patients, co-workers and new friends he met during his travels whose lives he touched.
Bart was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He was the son of the late Dr Stanley Margoshes and the late Doris (Smith) Margoshes. While excelling in high school he took advantage of Miami’s sun and surf. He loved to spend free time boating and driving around and hanging out with his friends in addition to serious study time.
Bart followed in his father’s footsteps after graduating from the University of Florida, studying medicine in Brussels Belgium (where he learned Flemish which was required for attendance) and then pursuing post-graduate training in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Hartford. Throughout his medical school years and early career he became a world-wide traveler. His solo travel included an adventurous 6 month trip through many countries in the African continent. He joined a community medical practice in Buckingham County Virginia and after a few years relocated to Richmond Virginia where he met Susan who would become his wife in 1990. He had become a skilled sailor and purchased a classic Alden thirty foot sailboat shortly after relocating to Richmond. He and Susan enjoyed many sailing adventures on the Chesapeake Bay.
The next several exciting years included collaborating with Susan in raising their two children, Nathan and Linley, while evolving his medical career into some groundbreaking work developing strategies aimed at improving the health and medical care of workplace employees. He was employed by Liberty Mutual, Cigna and Aetna insurance companies. He never lost sight of the human element.
Bart planned and enjoyed many family skiing and snowboarding trips in the western United States and in Smugglers’ Notch Vermont where they maintained a share in a condominium. He was a fine skier continuing yearly ski trips with Nathan until COVID came along. Their most memorable ski trip was in Switzerland. There were yearly family trips to south Florida at Thanksgiving which meshed short vacations in the Florida Keys, on Marco Island and Disney World with time spent with Bart’s sister Lisbeth (Margoshes) Bustin and her husband Dr Mike Bustin, his sister Cathy Margoshes, his father Stan and nephews Brian Bustin and Devin Bustin. Summer vacations were spent with Susan’s family at their lake house and the family farm In southwestern lower Michigan.
By the time Nathan and Linley were in middle school Bart began to plan more elaborate family travel including trips to London, Mexico and Hawaii. A trip to China included a visit to the orphanage where Linley spent the first 6 months of her life. Bart made travel arrangements with enthusiasm and precision. The experiences were second to none. Bart had a love for a diverse array of musical, dramatic and artistic concerts and events held both around the corner from home and out on the road.
Once the children were in college Bart began to plan international trips with Susan. Italy, Scotland, Nova Scotia, Czech Republic and Austria were experienced with stays in small hotels, lots of walking, hiking and exploration, symphonies, art museums and bicycling. After living in Richmond and Vienna Virginia, Wellesley Massachusetts and Devon Pennsylvania the family had a home built on the lake in Tellico Village in Loudon Tennessee. Bart shifted to consulting work and became an active member of the community serving as a member and later chairperson of the Long Range Planning Committee. He also enjoyed working with the East Lake Hiking Trail construction team. He gradually found more time to golf and developed
a competitive yet friendly Pickleball game participating in numerous local and state
competitions. Many friendships were formed and the couple engaged in many activities. Bart and Susan had been active with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since their son Nathan was diagnosed with this disease at age 9. They joined the CFF TN Chapter Board of Directors in 2020. Always an animal lover, Bart enjoyed the two family Norwich terriers, Fiddy and Max, who never failed to give him a challenge.
Bart provided smart and thoughtful guidance to Nathan and Linley as they attained advanced college degrees and began challenging careers. He could not have been more proud of their success.
In 2019 late Bart put together a 4 week itinerary through much of northern Europe including travel to St Petersburg Russia where he had arranged several cultural experiences including reservations for the State Hermitage Museum to take place in the fall of 2020. These plans were canceled due to the COVID epidemic.
It was only a few months later that Bart was diagnosed with advanced cancer. Life changed but his enthusiasm for life and love for family and friends never faded.
The positive and generous attitude of this brilliant and kind man will live on.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, Bart requested that donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter. Donations can be made online at https://give.cff.org/tribute/bartmargoshes
or sent by mail to 5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 230, Knoxville TN 37919