DeBartolo Jr., Hansel Marion M.D. J.D. 66, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014. He was born May 13, 1947 in Aurora, Illinois. Dr. DeBartolo graduated from Marmion Military Academy before earning his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.D. from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He trained in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota before completing his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He earned his J.D. from Taft Law School in Santa Ana, California. Board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. DeBartolo practiced medicine in Aurora and Sugar Grove, Illinois for over 36 years. In his career he served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Illinois Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and published many scholarly journal articles. He was a member of many professional organizations, including the Priestley Surgical Society, Doctor Mayo Society, and the American Medical Association. Dr. DeBartolo was a lifelong member of Holy Angels Parish and a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included traveling, gourmet dining, and fine wine. He enjoyed playing golf, especially at the Aurora Country Club where he was a member since 1978. He was also a part owner of the Chicago White Sox since 1981, and a lifetime fan. A man of many talents and interests, nothing mattered more to him than family. He was a wonderful father to his children. Dr. DeBartolo is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Susan (Hefty); five children, Dr. Doré, Hansel "Hanz" III, Dr. Merrit (Dr. Shanila Perera), Janae (Benjamin Ernst), and Raquel; one grandson, Jonah; one brother, Dr. Daniel; one sister, Michele; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Hansel and Rosemary DeBartolo. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY to Holy Angels Church at 12:00 noon. Fr. Michael G. Lavan will officiate. Interment will be Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL. 630-631-5500. Please visit our website at www.daleidenmortuary.com to sign the guestbook or leave condolences for his family.
The Daleiden Mortuary
220 N. Lake Street Aurora, IL 60506
Published in Beacon News on May 4, 2014