Patrick J. Bartoli, 63, of Exeter passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 19, 1949, in Pittston Hospital, son of the late Patrick A. and Josephine M. Razawich Bartoli.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his grandparents, Luigi and Mary Bartoli, Wyoming; and Joseph and Mary Maslousky Razawich, Exeter; and his niece/goddaughter, Melissa Messina, West Pittston.
Patrick leaves behind his son, Matthew, and his wife, Susan Jester Bartoli, Exeter; his loving brother, Joseph Bartoli, Exeter; grandchildren who adored him deeply, Patrick and Abigail; and a niece/goddaughter, Toni-Dale Novick George, Dallas; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Patty, as his family and friends called him, was a graduate of Wyoming Area School District, class of 1967, the first graduating class of the merger. He also graduated from Wilkes-Barre Business College, receiving his certification in accounting. He was also accepted at Drake University in Florida.
A big supporter and follower of Wyoming Area Warriors football, his only regret was not being able to see his grandson, Patrick, play on the seventh- and eighth-grade team. He was equally proud of his granddaughter, Abby, with her numerous medals from her Irish step-dancing.
He was involved in Exeter Borough politics, having served four years on council, and serving as fire committee chairman for two of his four years.
He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter, his whole life, where he served as an altar boy and then as custodian for 20 years.
He was a lifelong fan of the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts; his favorite players were Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning. He was also a big fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penn State Nittany Lions.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial St., Exeter.
Interment will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Schooley Street, Exeter.
Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the
, National Breast Cancer
Foundation, or Exeter Hose Company No. 1.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com