Dominick Lewis Bartone

Dominick Lewis Bartone of Downingtown Dominick Lewis Bartone, 87, of Downingtown died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of Catherine Thomas Bartone, with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Severia Calabria Bartone. Dominick graduated from Coatesville High School in 1944 and was a member of the school's 1943 undefeated football team, which was honored by the Coatesville High School Sports Hall of Fame in Oct. 2011. Following graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Navy where he attended communication school and became a third class petty officer radioman aboard the U.S.S. Dobler. During his tours of duty in the Atlantic, during World War II, from 3/3/44 to 2/4/46, he made five crossings of the Atlantic while on convoy duty. Mr. Bartone was a graduate of the Oil Technician Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts and founded D.L. Bartone Home Heating Oil Company and directed the company for 34 years. During his career, he served as president of South Coatesville Borough Council, as president of the Northeast Extension of the Fuel Oil Dealers Association, and was a member of the Board of Governors at the Coatesville Country Club. Throughout his business career, he was a loyal supporter of the Caln Little League. Dom was an avid golfer and belonged to the Coatesville Country Club for 57 years and the Dolphin Head Country Club, Hilton Head, S.C. for 20 years. During his golfing career, he accomplished the impressive feat of making five holes-in-one and of shooting his age (74) in 1999. Dominick was very proud of his Italian heritage and was a dedicated and devoted member of Order of the Sons of Italy, L.G.M. He and his wife traveled to Italy to visit the birthplace of his parents in the region of Calabria. He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. In addition to his wife, Dominick is survived by two daughters, Patricia K. Lyman, wife of David of Downingtown and Carol B. Swarner of Lewisburg; four grandsons, Bradley Krapf, Gary Krapf, and Blake Krapf, husband of Stacey of West Chester, and Frank G. Swarner, III of Downingtown; seven great-grandchildren, Nicholas Krapf, Alexander Krapf, Sierra Krapf, Logan Krapf, Amelia Krapf, Sage Krapf and Ella Krapf. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Elvera, Teresa and Jennie and a brother, Joseph. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 80 S. 17th Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320. Interment will be St. Cecilia Cemetery, Coatesville. In his memory, contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Church at the above address or the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 On-line condolences may be made by visiting

Published in The Daily Local on Dec. 10, 2012