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Orland Funeral Home

9900 W 143RD ST, Orland Park, IL

OBITUARY

Jasper DeBartolo

February 9, 1926February 28, 2020
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Jasper "Jay" DeBartolo

Jasper "Jay" DeBartolo, age 94 passed away peacefully in Fresno, CA. Proud WWII Veteran, United States Army. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Orland Funeral Home, 9900 West 143rd Street, Orland Park, Illinois 60462 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet directly at St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois on Saturday, March 7th for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 West 111th Street, Alsip, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charitable organization would be appreciated. For further information and details, please contact the funeral home at 708-460-7500 or www.orlandfuneralhome.com.

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  • Frank Esposito

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Biography

Jasper "Jay" DeBartolo

Born February 9, 1926 to Concetta and Dominic DeBartolo in (Burnside), Chicago, IL. He passed away peacefully on February 28, 2020 in Fresno, California. He is survived by his wife, Mary, daughter Connie Kawaguchi, sister Helen Esposito, Laura DeBartolo and his great-grandchildren Taylor, Drake, Matix, many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Delores, brothers Frank, Tony, Bill, Alfred (Speedy) and Albert (Babe), sisters Susie Esposito, Ralpholine Garritano and Eva O'Connor.

He was married to Dolores for 38 years. They had only one daughter, Concetta "Connie", their most precious gift. He was a devoted father and mentor.

Jay was a barber by trade and owned a barber shop in South Shore for many years.

In 1971 Connie, Jay and Dolores moved to sunny California. Jasper was then employed by St. Agnes Hospital where he received the "Employee of the Year Award". He remained a Union electrician in maintenance at the hospital until his retirement. During that time he met Mary, who also worked at St. Agnes. They married in 1989 in a huge family wedding celebration. Through this happy union the family grew to include sisters Rosemary and Linda; brothers John and Manuel and precious grandchildren Brian, Danny, Andrea, Josh, Molly, Johquin and Elly. They were married for 30 years.

Jay was the last living WWII Veteran in his home town. He was honored and invited to represent the VFW Post 8470. He would frequently be seen at patriotic parades, saluting other military men and women and enjoyed waving to the crowds.

Just three years ago, he hopped a plane to Washington D.C., accompanied by his daughter, Connie on the Honor Flight Program. While there, they visited the memorials dedicated to honoring those who both served and sacrificed for our country. Jasper was very proud of his service to this country.

Jay was a very industrious man who took pride in everything he did, After retirement he continued to volunteer at the VFW and assisted the visitors of St. Agnes in the emergency room as a volunteer. He was a "jack-of-all-trades" and master of all! He continued to assist many, many people with whatever they requested. Carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical - always offering help. He never said "No" to his family, friends and neighbors.

He will be missed.