William R. Barto

William R. Barto, age 83, of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 23rd. Born in Endicott, NY, he was the son of the late Trilby (Brown) and Walter M. Barto. William graduated from Drexel University and was a self-employed financial planner for over 25 years. In addition to financial planning, he also worked as a real estate agent in New Jersey. William was a member of the Sycamore Hill Baptist Church in Hockessin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert Barto.

William is survived by his wife, Patricia Barto; his son, William P. Barto and wife, SaraJane of Carlisle, PA; his daughter, Karen L. Kohler and husband, Kevin of Elkton, MD; his grandchildren, Audrey Barto, Emily Marcum, Annalee and Colin Kohler; and his brother, Thomas Barto and his wife, Charlotte of Brooklyn, MI.

Burial will be at Bel Air Memorial Gardens, 809 Rock Spring Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014 at 11 A.M. on Saturday, May 4. Friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Urban Promise, 2401 Thatcher St., Wilmington, DE 19802.


Submitted by Betty Hilbert on
Pat, I am so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. I pray God will bless you and your family. Phil. 4:19 "God will supply every need of yours, according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus"

Submitted by NR on
I would like to express my sincerest condolences to family and friends. May Jehovah God continue to comfort you during this time of sorrow - 2 Corinthians 1:2-4; Psalm 83:18. And may God’s promises at John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 provide comfort in knowing there is a real hope of being reunited with our loved ones in the future earthly resurrection. And Jehovah will do away with death forever -Isaiah 25:8; 1 Corinthians 15:26.

Submitted by Elizabeth Williams on
Pat - Yesterday you & Bill were on my mind and today I read that Bill has passed. My most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Bill was a cheerful, kind man & neighbor. You were a wonderful, supportive, loving & endlessly giving wife who Bill adored. May God's grace help to ease the heavy sorrow in your heart & his lasting love forever envelope you. May perpetual light forever shine upon Bill. With Deepest Sympathy to you & your family, Elizabeth Williams

Submitted by Pat Barto on
Thank you, Betty, for your kind message. I was shocked and surprised to hear about Carl's passing while I was in Florida. I will get in touch in the near future now that I am no longer a 24/7 caregiver. While I am sad to no longer have Bill with me, he is in a much better place with a much better body.

Submitted by Carmen Garcia on
Pat I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. May you be comforted by all the great memories together and that he now stands with the Lord for all eternity. God bless you all during this time and always.