Michael A. Bartell, 70, passed away on October 1, 2021.
He was born on July 29, 1951, to Frank II and Sylvia (Biniak) Bartell in Toledo. Michael was a graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School and the University of Toledo where he received his bachelor’s degree. He served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Saline Post 322.
Michael was a dedicated editor for the Toledo Blade and a professor of journalism for the University of Toledo. He had an extreme appreciation of NASA. This interest eventually prompted him to author a book, “Orbit of Discovery”. He also enjoyed reading and watching football, especially the University of Michigan.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents. He will be dearly missed by his loving partner of 22 years, Ereck Wheeler; brother, Frank “Jack” (Nanca) Bartell III; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 09, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., where friends may visit after 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Jesuit High School.
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