Douglas Baity Bartel, a resident of Rohnert Park CA, passed away March 11 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, CA with his immediate family by his side.
Doug is the son of Baity and Martha Gene Bartel, Denton, TX. Doug was born June 8, 1963 in Summit, NJ and grew up in New Jersey. He spent 2 years in Iran with his parents during his high school years. He traveled with them to Israel and widely in Europe. In later years he spent one year in India studying classical Indian music and traveled to Iceland and Svalbard, Norway. He was always planning more trips. Doug loved music, movies and travel. He worked 20 years as a graphic designer with the Gazette newspaper and volunteered his skills the past year to ICAN, a cancer care organization. He will be missed by his family.
Doug is survived by his parents, a sister, Sheila Thomas and husband Jeff, Ontario, Canada, a brother, Donald Bartel and wife Jean, Colorado Springs, CO, a brother, Mark Bartel and wife Sila, Greencastle, PA, and a sister, Betsy Bartel, Bellvue, CO, 11 nieces and nephews and 14 grand nieces and nephews.
A family graveside memorial at Restland in Dallas, TX will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, or First Baptist Church, Denton, TX World Missions.