David Bartoszek

April 17, 1947May 14, 2011

Dave Bartoszek, 64, peacefully passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel. Interment: 12:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dave was born April 17, 1947, in Cleveland, OH. He proudly served in the Air Force between 1966-1972 and was stationed in Japan and Alaska. Dave married Jo Nell Bradford, whom he met in Wichita Falls while he was stationed there. In 1970 they moved to Ohio for 7 years. They then moved to Texas where he worked for over 30 years in the optical business and eventually owned several optical stores. He retired a few years ago. His many hobbies included fitness, collecting guns and playing with his grandchildren. Dave was preceded in death by his parents Ben and Florence.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Jo Nell; sons, Matt and wife Colleen and Ryan; brother, Tom and sister; Marilyn. His 5 adoring grandchildren Jake, Trent, Will, Emma and Kamryn all lovingly referred to him as Pa. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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bill arnold

August 15, 2011

To Dave's family,

Dave and I went to helicopter school in TX and then were roomates in Alaska. Now that I am retired, I happened to be searching for my old Air Force buddy and was surprised to see that he had passed away. He and I went back to TX from Alaska. Unfortunately we drifted in different directions. He went into training and I went back to maintenance. The next thing the years slipped away and we lost contact. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband and father. He was A good friend, a great guy, lots of fun and very intelligent.

Patricia Carney

May 19, 2011

What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more laugh. We may not understand why you left this earth too soon, or why you left before we were ready to say goodbye. But, little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived and that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. My deepest sympathy to the Bartoszek family. May your memories give you strength in the days ahead.

Therese & Bill Powell

May 19, 2011

Matt and Colleen, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. I pray for peace and strength for you and yours during this time of sorrow.

Sonny & Shirley Green

May 18, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Brent & Karman Waguespack

May 18, 2011

Sincere condolences to the Bartoszek family.

Joanne Tenery

May 18, 2011

Deepest sympathies, Matt, to you, your mom and brother and to the rest of the family. Wishing you all peace and serenity.

May 18, 2011

We are so sorry for you loss, May God continue to strengthen you during this time of sorrow. Mr.&Mrs. Charles C. Wilson Sr.

Nicole Harris

May 18, 2011

Pa Bartoszek was a wonderful man. He knew how to make his grandchildren smile and was willing to do anything for his family and friends. Although he was taken too soon, I take comfort in the fact that he is in heaven.