Peter R. DeBartelo (1945-2019)

       Peter R. DeBartelo, age 73, of Kenosha passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 with his family by his side. Peter was born on September 17, 1945 in Kenosha to Anthony and Marjorie (Snyder) DeBartelo. He attended Kenosha Schools and graduated from Bradford High School in 1963. Peter married Katherine Parise on September 17, 1966 in Kenosha. He worked for 50 years with Modine Manufacturing until his retirement in 2015. He was a member of the Kenosha Moose Lodge #286. Peter enjoyed golfing, stained glass, playing softball, gardening and he was especially good with his hands. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family.

      He was preceded in death by, his parents and his mother and father-in-law, Leonard (Lorrie) Parise.

       Peter is survived by, his wife Kathy DeBartelo of Kenosha; his son, Pete DeBartelo and Kristin Kelly of Kenosha; three grandchildren, Vinnie, Phoebe and Talia DeBartelo; his brother, Tim DeBartelo; three brothers-in-law, Len (Sandy) Parise, Jack (Amy Wells-Parise) Parise and Joey (Eileen) Falcone; a sister-in-law, Mary (Mike) Rugg; his special canine friend, MJ as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.

       A memorial service for Peter will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Kemper Center-Founders Hall (6501 – 3rd Avenue). A visitation with the family will be held at the Kemper Center on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.


  1. Kathy & Family, Sara and I are so sorry to hear about Pete’s passing.

    I always enjoyed my time with Pete playing golf at Pets and traveling to Myrtle Beach. He made Tuesday afternoon golf something to look forward to.

    He was a good man and he will be missed.

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Kent & Sara Harris

  2. Terri Klofenstine July 25, 2019 at 8:51 am

    So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing! Our deepest sympathies.

  3. Peter,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your father, he was too young. Please know you are in my thoughts and I know you will be remembering the wonderful times you, shared together. Sending heartfelt condolences to you, your mother and your entire family.
    Patti Zurla

  4. Frank D’Acquisto July 25, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Please know you will be in our prayers during this difficult time.


    Frank & Lisa D’Acquisto

  5. Kathy,
    Sorry to hear of Pete’s passing.
    He was always a good friend and co-worker.
    I will keep him an the family in my prayers.

    John M Jacyna

  6. Kristine and John July 25, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    He was a kind and gentle man. I am sure he will be very missed by his family and friends.

  7. I just learned of Pete’s passing and wanted to pass on my deepest sympathies.
    Forty-two years ago, I started working at Modine Manufacturing Company as a wide-eyed engineer, two weeks out of college. Back in those days, new engineers learned the ropes by spending many weeks in the testing labs. During my time in the testing labs, Pete was one of the guys who took me under his wing and taught me a tremendous amount about Modine’s business. I always appreciated his kindness to me. I tried through-out my own 32 career at Modine to also help the new employees any way I could, like Pete did for me. He taught me a great lesson.

    May your fond memories of Pete sustain you during this difficult time.

    Jim Rulseh
    Executive Vice President – Retired
    Modine Manufacturing Company

  8. May our fathers be in Paradise now playing gold no pain and we shall see them again, I have no words that could mend your broken hearts as my father as you know passed few weeks ago 🙏🏼😔 I will pray for you and your family for strength love you petie 😔 🇮🇹 ♥️🙏🏼


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