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“Our deepest condolences to Dr. Bartek's family. You will all be in our prayers. ”
1 of 64 | Posted by: Arne and Gabriella Sagnes - OH

“When I first saw Dr. Bartek, I was a little afraid of him. As soon as he began to speak all my fears were gone. He was gentle, funny and so very...Read More »
2 of 64 | Posted by: Gabriella Sagnes - Sheffield Lake, OH

“A great Dr will be missed ...He cared about his patients and always put them first.. Rest in Peace ! Family is in our prayers ”
3 of 64 | Posted by: sheri wolfgang - Vermilion, OH

“Myself and My husband send our condolences to Dr Barteks family. He was truely a great doctor. He saved my life, when no other doctor could tells us...Read More »
4 of 64 | Posted by: Michella Rosenberg - lorain, OH

“I recently read of Francis' death in our former High School alumni newsletter. I was a classmate of his Brother Joseph, and remember seeing the 2 of...Read More »
5 of 64 | Posted by: Dennis Hupp - Raleigh, NC

“I am sadly just finding out about this now. I am truly saddened by the passing of Bartek. I was a patient for over a decade, he was the best doctor,...Read More »
6 of 64 | Posted by: Jessica Pawloski - Sheffield Lake, OH

“I was a patient of Dr. Bartek for over 37 years. He delivered both of my children, Matt and Amy. I have been out of town and only now have learned...Read More »
7 of 64 | Posted by: Gail Smith - Lorain, OH - Patient

“To all the Bartek Family, We have all experinced a great loss when this fine giant of a man passed. He was my friend, colleague, partner, innovator...Read More »
8 of 64 | Posted by: Stuart B. Chesky, DO, JD - Tampa, FL

“.. As a Doctor Dr bartek took care of my mother during a diffuclt time. He was so caring and compassionate he expalained everyithing to her so well...Read More »
9 of 64 | Posted by: Maracella Striker - Avon, OH

“Dr Bartek saved my life several years ago. I will never forget his compassion and care. May he rest in peace. ”
10 of 64 | Posted by: Brenda

“Please accept my condolences. God loves you. John3:16 ”
11 of 64 | Posted by: Ms. Walker - Phila, PA

“I was deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Bartek. He was a nice doctor. I worked with another doctor and had to send patients to him. He was always a...Read More »
12 of 64 | Posted by: wanda Davis - Cleveland, OH

“Dr. Bartek came to St. Jo's in Lorain the same year that I graduated from nursing school. As I started in Labor & Delivery, we sort of "grew" both...Read More »
13 of 64 | Posted by: Carol Richardson - Vermilion, OH

“To The Bartek Family.... We were so very sorry to read of Dr. Barteks passing and share your sadness in his loss. What a wonderful man,...Read More »
14 of 64 | Posted by: Connie and Joel Cotton - Amherst, OH

“Very saddened to hear this news. Dr. Bartek was my hero. He literally saved my life in 2002. After dealing with doctors in New York, dr. Bartek...Read More »
15 of 64 | Posted by: Valerie davoli - Mishawaka, IN

“Such sad news. Dr. Bartek delivered my daughter in 2001 and your witty humor coupled with your compassion and ability to put me at ease especially...Read More »
16 of 64 | Posted by: Bill Willis - Grafton, OH

“Julia, We are very sorry for your loss. Your dad was ana amzing man and very good to my mom. Prayers for you and your family. ”
17 of 64 | Posted by: Jennifer, Aaron, Austin and Cooper - OH

“Peace be with you and your family, Catherine ”
18 of 64 | Posted by: Del Parker - Vermilion, OH

“My thoughts and prayers to the family of one of the best Doctor's ever! He was the most caring Dr. I have ever had. ”
19 of 64 | Posted by: Beverly Yarbrough - Huron, OH

“My deepest sympathies to the family, friends, co-workers, and former patients of Dr. Bartek. He was the best doctor I've ever known. He made you...Read More »
20 of 64 | Posted by: Debbie Herring - Lorain, OH

“Bartek family- I have had the honor of caring for Dr. Bartek many times he was very funny and always very kind. I am very sorry for your loss my...Read More »
21 of 64 | Posted by: Tonya Ruminski - OH

“My deepest sympathy on the loss of Doc Bartek. I had the pleasure of serving with him in the Ohio National Guard for several years and have...Read More »
22 of 64 | Posted by: Mike Timko - Cleveland, OH

“I wish there were more Doctors out there like Dr Bartek. From my first visit he was up front and so kind. I referred all my friends to him. He was a...Read More »
23 of 64 | Posted by: Cheri Blotzer - Sheffield Lake, OH

“Aunt Marilyn, Julia, Catherine, and AndrewI'm sorry to learn of your loss. Aunt Marilyn, may you find comfort in your memories of the time you spent...Read More »
24 of 64 | Posted by: Karen Brandt - Geneva, IL

“I was a patient of his for a number of years. He was a wonderful ob/gyn and delivered all 3 of my children. He will be greatly missed ”
25 of 64 | Posted by: melanie - lorain, OH - patient

“To the Bartek Family Our deepest sympathy to your family. Your family is in our prayers. Connie Adamcek Ann (Adamcek) More ”
26 of 64 | Posted by: Ann (Adamcek) More - Lorain, OH

“Dr. Bartek was a Blessing to me and my family. I was a patient of Dr. Bartek since I was 16 years old. When my Mom first took me to see Dr. Bartek...Read More »
27 of 64 | Posted by: Mary and Bob Asik - Lorain, OH

“My sincere condolences to all family and friends of this geniune man. He took care of me several times as the house dr at Mercy while I pregnant...Read More »
28 of 64 | Posted by: Jennifer Lewis - vermilion, OH

“A stellar individual and physician- I miss him already. He was instrumental in my life and desire to be a mother. I am glad I was able to see him...Read More »
29 of 64 | Posted by: Kris Walz - Oberlin, OH - Patient

“Mary and Family,I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend. I wish there was something I...Read More »
30 of 64 | Posted by: Marilyn Duman - Middleburg Hts, OH

“Our condolences to the Bartek family. He was a wonderful physician/person. His generosity, compassion and understanding was immeasurable. He is held...Read More »
31 of 64 | Posted by: Santiago Family

“My deepest sympathy goes out for the Bartek family. Dr. Bartek delivered my children in the late seventies . He had performed a C-Section at that...Read More »
32 of 64 | Posted by: Doris Shaffer - Lorain, OH

“I am truly sorry for your loss.he cannot be replaced.i was a patient of his for 17 yrs.and he made me feel like comfortable and always professional...Read More »
33 of 64 | Posted by: Shannon hale - Amherst, OH

“My deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I always admired Dr. Bartek who always cared for people with love and...Read More »
34 of 64 | Posted by: Sister Jeanne Marie Glorioso, H.M.

“Sorry for your loss. He was a loving and caring man. I don't think I will ever find another doctor like him. I agree that he will continue delivering...Read More »
35 of 64 | Posted by: Angelia Bolyos - Lorain, OH

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Bartek's family. I was very saddened to hear the news of his passing. He delivered both of my girls, I looked...Read More »
36 of 64 | Posted by: Megan - Amherst, OH - Patient

“Francis Bartek was largely responsible for the success of the Nurse-Midwives in Lorain County. He supported us as individuals and as a new way of...Read More »
37 of 64 | Posted by: Carole Z Warren - Vermilion, OH

“May GOD comfort you in your hour of need. May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe...Read More »
38 of 64 | Posted by: Shelley (Tassone) Lesczynski - IN

“I am so very sorry. He is with The angels and our Heavenly Father is rewarding him for all the unselfish and loving things he did for others. Cathy...Read More »
39 of 64 | Posted by: Cathy Dahl (Cassidy) - Wakeman, OH

“Dr Bartek was a wonderful doctor who I had the privilege of delievering 2 of my 3 children. He was a riot in the delievery room. What a caring...Read More »
40 of 64 | Posted by: Linda Kulcsar Kolena - MI

“I had the chance to meet Dr. Bartek in 2003 because He delivered my grandson, Aden and then in in 2007 Dr. Bartek, He delivered Dylan, my other...Read More »
41 of 64 | Posted by: Elizabeth S. Foisy - Lorain, OH

“Northeast Ohio lost one of their finest physicians. As a patient for over 24 years I had many wonderful visits and conversations with Dr. Bartek. ...Read More »
42 of 64 | Posted by: Jacquie Dovin - Wellington, OH

“My deepest sympathy to Dr. Bartek's family. He delivered my grandson almost 18 years ago and that is when I saw what an awesome man he was. I...Read More »
43 of 64 | Posted by: Martha Jane Hufstedler - OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. My mother, sister, friend, and myself all had Dr. Bartek as our OB. He was a wonderful man. He was honest, caring, and...Read More »
44 of 64 | Posted by: Dennisa - Vermilion, OH - payient

“I had the priveledge of being Dr.Bartek's patient for over 30 years. The words fall short of describing how kind and caring a man he was, simply put...Read More »
45 of 64 | Posted by: Rose - Sheffield Village, OH

“Dr. Bartek will be deeply missed. He was a great doctor and wonderful caring friend. I have been a patient since high school I think starting...Read More »
46 of 64 | Posted by: Maryellen Allen - Avon, OH

“As a nurse, I clearly remember meeting Dr. Bartek when he came on staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain. He was immediately welcomed by all and I...Read More »
47 of 64 | Posted by: Linda Grimmer - Medina, OH

“Catherine, Julia and Andrew. Although it has ben a number of years since I last saw your father, I have many fond memories of him. My favorite is...Read More »
48 of 64 | Posted by: Randy Reber - Neighbor

“The world just lost one of the kindest, caring, dedicated and funny man. I was his patient for too many years to count. I felt devastated by this...Read More »
49 of 64 | Posted by: Tresha Miranda - Lorain, OH

“Very sorry for the loss of such a great man, the most caring loving doctor I have ever known he will be deeply missed. ”
50 of 64 | Posted by: Lori Rodriguez - Lorain, OH

“Im so sorry to hear Dr. Bartek has passed. He delivered my first child, I still remember how comforting and kind he was to me. Thamks to him I now...Read More »
51 of 64 | Posted by: Sherrie glenn - Elyria, OH

“Dr Francis Bartek..... there is so much that can be said about this man , but very little space to fit it all in. I admired his ability to see the...Read More »
52 of 64 | Posted by: Kristine Schuman - Lorain, OH

“Your dad was a wonderful guy. I always remember him stopping by the store while you were away at school Drew . He would always ask how my mom and...Read More »
53 of 64 | Posted by: Michael G. Lovelace - Elyria, OH

“Julia, Andrew, Catherine, Sending positive thoughts your way during this horrible time. I know from Julia what a great guy he was and I am so sorry...Read More »
54 of 64 | Posted by: Khrisotpher Lowe - Los Angeles, CA

“My prayers and good thoughts are with the family. Julia always spoke so highly of her dad. My heart breaks for the family but I know he will always...Read More »
55 of 64 | Posted by: Michelle Schimeck - Detroit, MI

“All of you that shared him in your life and hearts have our deepest sympathy with his passing. "Dr. B." has been an icon in the area for several...Read More »
56 of 64 | Posted by: Joe Conley - Lorain, OH

“Dr. Bartek was the most caring and knowledgeable physician I have ever known. What a loss to the medical community and his patients. Prayers for...Read More »
57 of 64 | Posted by: Holly Kessler

“I will always remember Dr. Bartek as a kind, compassionate and caring doctor. He delivered my daughter in 1974. My deepest condolences to the family...Read More »
58 of 64 | Posted by: Carol Peto - Olmsted Falls, OH

“Thank you for sharing Dr. Bartek with all of us. He was the finest physician and the most caring doctor I have ever known. I became his patient in...Read More »
59 of 64 | Posted by: Tricia Bowersox - Avon, OH

“Aunt Marilyn, Julia, Catherine and Andrew, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We pray that you find peace and comfort in the very near future....Read More »
60 of 64 | Posted by: Kelly Novonty - Chantilly, VA

“Aunt Marilyn, Julia, Catherine, and Andrew, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our hearts go out to you. Deepest sympathy and prayers. ...Read More »
61 of 64 | Posted by: Kim Bilancini - amherst, OH

“I am sending all of my sympathy to Dr. Bartek's family. I was one of his patients back in the 80's. I was unable to get pregnant, and thanks to the...Read More »
62 of 64 | Posted by: Deb Gelenius - Lorain, OH

“As a nurse who worked with Dr. Bartek, as well as being a former patient, I got to know him both ways. He was a kind and gentle teacher as well as...Read More »
63 of 64 | Posted by: Peggy Murphy - Avon Lake, OH

“You are so missed Dad! Today, the pain is unbearable! I now know what it means to have a broken heart. Yet, I rejoice in knowing where you are,...Read More »
64 of 64 | Posted by: Julia Sullivan - Lewis Center, OH

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Francis Andrew Bartek, MD, passed away in comfort and peace with his wife at his side on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at New Life Hospice. A dedicated physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he served the Lorain Community since 1974.
Dr. Bartek is survived by his wife Mary (nee Zaworski); children, Julia (Jeff) Sullivan, Catherine Woskobnick, Andrew (Teresa Sanchez), Catherine, Dominic, Gabriel, and Matthew; grandchildren, Jeff, Chaz and Jordan; brother, Joseph (Margaret) and their children; father and mother-in-law, Dr. Donald and Nancy Zaworski; aunt, Mary (Albert) Chesnavage; uncle, Andrew Sikorski; and a host of family members and friends. He joins his parents Peter and Frances Bartek.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. Rev. Fr. Lawrence Martello and Rev. Fr. Theodore Marszal will officiate.
Our family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to New Life Hospice of Medical Missionary International.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center.
Online condolences may be left for the Bartek family at

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