302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

David B. Bartholow

David B. Bartholow, 70, of Wilmington, DE passed away on November 29, 2017. David was born in 1947 in Chicago, IL, son of Phyllis L. (DiBiase) Bartholow and the late Jess Bartholow of Blairsville, PA.

David grew up in West Virginia and Kentucky and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. He spent his career as a project controls manager and cost engineer in oil and chemical industrial construction. David’s work took him throughout the United States as well as Europe and Asia. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, reading, cooking and espresso. David’s appreciation of art and architecture was part of many family vacations. In retirement, he volunteered at the Brandywine River Museum in the Andrew Wyeth gallery.

David was the beloved husband of 47 years to Bridget (Breen) Bartholow, devoted father to daughters, Anna & husband Edward Grant, Jr. and Christy & husband Brian Hopenwasser, and proud grandfather to Owen Kanienberg and Ty & Sydney Hopenwasser. David is survived by his mother, Phyllis L. (DiBiase) Bartholow, his brother, Kevin Bartholow & wife Phyllis and sister-in-law, Bonnie Bartholow. David was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Bartholow and his father, Jess Bartholow.

If so desired, memorial donations may be made to The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, PO Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org.

Funeral Services

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 8 at 11 am at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Friends may call Friday morning beginning at 10 am.


    Lisa Glavin lit a candle and writes,
    Anna, I'm so sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Lisa Glavin
    12/01/2017 08:16 pm
    Joie Davis lit a candle and writes,
    Dearest Bridget, Anna, and Christy. After the long suffering of Dave he can now rest in well deserved peace, and your family can reflect on how much he loved all of you. Damon, Jenny and I share your grief and send our heartfelt sympathy and love to all of you. Love, Joie Cincinnati, OH
    12/02/2017 01:07 pm
    Alan Barney writes,
    Dave was a great friend of our small MS community that met from the YMCA MS class. He was a wit and wonderful person.
    12/05/2017 11:31 am
    Donna Gormel writes,
    It was a pleasure to have Dave in the volunteer program at Brandywine. He was dedicated and passionate about the time he spent interacting with visitors while hosting in the Andrew Wyeth gallery. He was always enthusiastic about his time spent here. Thinking of you Bridget with peaceful thoughts. -Donna
    12/05/2017 12:46 pm
    Meg Kane-Smith lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Bridget, we are so sorry to hear about Dave. We have such nice memories of him and his wry sense of humor. You and Anna and Christie are certainly in our prayers at this difficult time. Love, Meg and Gary
    12/06/2017 05:31 pm
    Vicki & Avrim Topel writes,
    Dear Bridget, Anna, and Christy, We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a wonderful man and we have many fond memories of you and Dave back on Ring Road. Although it's been years since we have seen each other, you will always have a special place in our hearts. Sincerely, Vicki & Ave Topel
    12/15/2017 09:23 am

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