DeBartolos celebrate 71st anniversary
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Mr. and Mrs. Cosmo DeBartolo were honored July 6 with a family dinner at Nicolinni’s Ristorante in Boardman in celebration of their 71st wedding anniversary.
Mr. DeBartolo and the former Loretta Buccilli were married July 6, 1946, at Christian Assembly of Youngstown.
The couple’s children are Karen Lyn (Bill) Fisher of Boardman and Cosmo K. DeBartolo of Houston, Texas. They have two grandchildren Tamara DeBartolo Fator (Charles) of Houston and Jordan Cosmo Fisher (Jennifer) of Poland; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Brityn Fator.
Mrs. DeBartolo attended Youngstown College and Penn-Ohio Institute. She was employed in the billing and accounting department at Ohio Edison until 1946. She later worked at her husband’s firms as a secretary until retiring in 1993. She served as a teacher and superintendent of Sunday school and as president of the Women’s Missionary Council at Calvary Assembly of God. Mrs. DeBartolo is known for her calligraphy handwriting, which she shares in sending cards of encouragement and love.
Mr. DeBartolo is a WWII veteran of the 882nd Airborne Engineers Aviation Battalion. He was a first sergeant and served in the Pacific Theater. He was self-employed as a general contractor, builder and developer in Youngstown, retiring in 1995.
He brought the organization of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International to Youngstown, serving as chapter president, and also was an international director of FGBMFI for 28 years. He earned a diploma in Biblical Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 1996.
The couple were members of Calvary Assembly of God (now Bridge of Hope) for 35 years where Mr. DeBartolo served as a Bible and Sunday school teacher as well as worship leader. They are now members of Highway Tabernacle.