Frank DiBartolo Jr, age 71, of Bluffton, husband of 50 years to Olga DiBartolo, passed away on September, 24, 2021 as a result of complications from Covid, Pneumonia.
Frank and his wife made SC their permanent home 8 years ago from NewYork. He was born in Brooklyn to Ida and Frank Sr, and raised in Ozone Park, Queens with his brothers John and Ric. He leaves behind a wife Olga, son Christopher, daughter-in-law Kristen and granddaughter Cecilia, as well as a lineage of nieces and nephews.
His chosen profession was to make women & men feel and look great. A talented, creative hairdresser, renowned colorist, business owner — a true ”Master of the Craft” as was tattooed on his arm, His strong desire to share his knowledge with others in his industry made him a sought after educator that reached out across the country and Europe. He was a mentor to so many young stylists who went on to be amazing hairstylists and business owners themselves.
He touched people with his larger than life personality and had the ability to make people laugh no matter what their mood. His talent to tell stories and embellish on already funny jokes always gave him a captive audience.
From a small child, Frank loved animals, so much so, he thought of becoming a Veterinarian as a young man. Frank and his wife raised and showed Cocker Spaniels for many years, sometimes having one and two litters of 8 - 10 pups at a time. On many days off his love would lead him to the Palmetto Animal League in Bluffton, where he would play with kittens and walk dogs that had not been adopted yet. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to this organization in Franks’ memory. Donations can be made directly made on this website.
A memorial tribute to this bright star will be held on Sunday, October 10th, beginning at 3:00 pm at Sauls Funeral Home outside pavilion. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Palmetto Animal League in memory of Frank DiBartolo.
There will be just a little less laughter in the world,“ Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more” He will be missed by so many.