Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Patricia œPatty  M. Bartoleit, 78, of Wooster passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021 due to complications of a vascular disease.
Patty, as everyone called her, was born on March 21, 1943 in Akron the daughter of George C. and Esther M. Sterner Murphy.
Left behind are V. José Bartoleit, her husband of over 54 years; sons Kevin M. Bartoleit, Joseph P. Bartoleit and Neil P. Firstenleit; grandsons Holden J.R. Bartoleit and Henry P.L. Bartoleit.
Patty met José in 1963 when both were working at General Tire in Akron.   In 1966, they wed at the St. Vincent Church also in Akron.   After the wedding, they moved to Venezuela were José was employed at a sugar cane plantation.   Their first son, Kevin was born in Venezuela.   In 1969, they returned to the US and lived in Columbus where second son, Joseph was born.   After a brief residence in Weston, WV, the family moved to Wooster in 1973.   Their third son, Neil was born here.   After the children were of school age, Patty attended Akron University as a non-traditional student, earning a Bachelor ™s degree in Arts.
Patty volunteered for People to People and Every Woman ™s House.   She was employed at the Family Learning Center and later at the Zion Lutheran Church, where she retired in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers; Terry A. and Michael P. Murphy.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran officiating.   Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions may be directed to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Contributions may be directed to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster

There will be no calling hours


  1. Jose , I am so sorry about Patty’s passing. I have known all of you for years and am so sorry you have to endure her loss.
    As part of The Wooster Brush Company family I send sincere sympathy to you and your children, Kevin, Joe, Neil and family.

  2. Jose, Terry and I were very saddened to hear of the death of “Patty”.
    You and your family will continue to be in our prayers. God has another Angel.
    May you rest in Peace Patty.

  3. Oh, Jose and family, I am so sorry to hear about Patty, you know how much I adored her and loved visiting with you both! Please take care and accept my sincere condolences. Heaven has gained an angel. Dianne Hange

  4. How sad to hear this news. Condolences to all the family. We are so fortunate to call Patty, Jose and family our neighbors when we lived on McCance Circle together. No matter when or where we would see her over the years, her exuberance with life, her seemingly never-flagging smile and her infectious laugh was always part of the conversation. Cherish your memories.

  5. Our deepest condolences to Jose and family. We were so saddened to learn of Patty passing. Our families first met when we moved to Wooster in 1976. We will always remember her cheerful smile and laugh. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Joe ,Sending her sincere condolences to your family Patty was a special ladyAnd heaven got a special angel
    Haven’t got a special angel this week Patty will miss you

  7. Thoughts are with you Jose. May peace envelope the family at this time.

  8. Jose, Kevin, Joe, Neil, and family, we send our deepest condolences and love to you. So sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. We would be attending the funeral if we did not have a Covid19 quarantine situation. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Lieber Jose, gerne denke ich an unseren Abschiedsabend mit Patty, Dir und Freunden. Es war fröhlich und glücklich !
    Es ist eine schöne Erinnerung an Patty. Ich umarme Dich und wünsche Dir Kraft und Zuversicht. –

  10. Lieber Jose, gerne denke ich an unseren Abschiedsabend mit Dir, Patty und Freunden zurück. Es war fröhlich und munter.
    Ich werde Patty so in Erinnerung und in meinem Herzen behalten. Ich wünsche Dir alles Gute Kraft und Zuversicht.
    Ich Umarme Dich – Gruß Ursula

  11. Jose, Joey,Kevin and Neil. We all were so saddened to hear of Patty’s death.We remember the times we had together on Bowman St. when our children were young. We have you in our prayers. Our deepest condolences.

  12. Patty, I am truly sorry that I missed your obituary until now..
    I would have been there to say goodbye to one of the sweetest ladies I knew.
    Jose and boys, you are in my prayers and youu have my deepest sympathy.
    I really loved your mom and she will be remembered fondly.
    I am so very sorry I did not know…sure would have been there,
    Mary Ann Massaro


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