Remembering Dino Bartoli
Long-time Parkville resident, Dino John Bartoli died in his sleep on Sunday morning, October 21st at the age of 91 in Fort Meyers, Florida.
Devoted husband, father and grandfather, Dino Bartoli was born on June 14, 1916, in Shickshinny, Pa., to Gemma and Torquato Bartoli. He was one of five children.
He played professional baseball for Sunbury and Shickshinny in the Pennsylvania Leagues during the late thirties. Mr. Bartoli won the 1938 batting title with a .361 average and once played against Hall of Famer Goose Goslin, among others.
He married Carolyn Ciampi of Berwick, Pennsylvania and moved to Baltimore. They were married for 65 years.
Mr. Bartoli worked for Bethlehem Steel at the Sparrows Point location in Baltimore as a yardmaster on the nightshift. He took early retirement at the age of fifty-five and began collecting and selling antiques with Carolyn. They owned a store on Harford road called Treasure Alley.
Mr. Bartoli bore a likeness to Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and was often mistaken for him. Throughout his life, he was an avid follower of the Baltimore Orioles. He had a fondness for Carolyn’s meatballs and crab cakes, rice pudding, ice cream, John Nettleton shoes, and Cadillac cars.
He lived life to its fullest and would converse with anyone including total strangers. He is survived by three children: Dona Lowrimore of Woodstock, Illinois; Bernie Bartoli of Fort Meyers, Florida; and Senie Bloys of New York. He had six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Mr. Bartoli will be cremated and his ashes will be placed in the casket with his wife Carolyn.