ELDORADO - Emil Bartos, 95, of Eldorado died on Oct. 25, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
He was born on June 6, 1918, in Dayton, Ohio, to Andrew and Pauline (Kissa) Bartos.
Emil was a 1936 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Dayton. He worked at Dayton Tire and Rubber. Emil was a community artist and painted for several organizations throughout the country. After Emil's heart surgery at the age of 75 he became interested again in his pastel fine art through art classes at the Preble County Art Center in Eaton, Ohio. He created many house portraits in the community and across the United States along with personal portraits and landscapes. His life was focused on his work in the churches he attended as a Bible study teacher and serving on council. Emil taught the Bethel Bible Study at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg for 25 years. He was commissioned to paint the 20th lesson on Revelation for the Bethel Series in Madison, Wisconsin. These works are at the Trinity Church in Lewisburg.
In addition to his parents, Emil was preceded in death by his first wife, Etta Faye (Fox) of 35 years; brothers, Joseph Bartos, Andrew Bartos, Volto Bartos as well as four infant brothers; sisters, Anna Arnold, Pauline Williams, and Helen Kovackic and a daughter, Pina Pauline Bartos.
Emil is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ruby (Lachey-Muth) Bartos; son, Rev. Emil Bartos of Branson, Mo.; daughter and sons-in-law, Martha and George Skidmore of New Madison and Rebecca and William Hodgin of Lewisburg; stepchildren, Anna Muth-Post and husband David Lewis of Greenville, Heidi Muth-Post and husband Daniel Linebaugh of Union City and Andrew and Theresa (Cron) Muth of Hebron, Ky.; grandchildren, Bradley and Heather Skidmore of Parma, Ohio, Sgt. First class Matthew and Celeste Skidmore of Fort Dix, N.J., Emily (Skidmore) and husband Russell Cheesman of Middletown, Mary (Skidmore) and husband Joshua Gabriel of Branson, Mo., Tia (Bartos) and husband Andrew Williams of Washington and Mim Bartos of Denver, Colo.; stepgrandchildren, Tyrena (Post) and August Anderson of Miamisburg, Tyrell Post of Miamisburg, Logan Post of Greenville, Lacy Post of Muncie, Ind., Heather (Post) and Bradley Bergman of Palestine, Heinrick and Jessica Post of Greenville, Holly (Post) and Kevin Wuebker of Fort Recovery; great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Madex and Bronx Skidmore of New Jersey, Dylan and Elizabeth Skidmore of Parma, Ohio, and Corbin Cheesman of Middletown, Ohio; stepgreat-grandchildren, Levi, Grace, Lane, Gabrielle and Wesley Bergman of Palestine, Alyssa Anderson of Miamisburg, Korbin Wuebker of Fort Recovery and Ethan Post of Greenville; sisters-in-law, Chervyl Bartos of Miamisburg, Ruth Bartos of California, Jean Reese of Gallion, Ohio, Deloris Lachey of New Carlisle and Betty Lachey of Illinois; many of nephews and nieces, great-nephew and nieces and many friends throughout the United States and extended cousins in Czechoslovakia.
A celebration of life will be heldFriday at 11 a.m.at at Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton with Pastor Warren Reichert officiating.
Friends and family may visit the family Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison and one hour prior to service on Friday at the Grace Lutheran Church. The family requests memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, Bethel Bible Program of Wisconsin, Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton, North Central Rescue Unit, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville or Preble County Arts Center with donations being accepted at the services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.