Dennis Paul Barthold

February 6, 1956 - August 19, 2020

Dennis Paul Barthold, 64, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past two years, formerly of Jackson, MS and Chicago, IL, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born February 6, 1956 in East Chicago, IN, to Albert Barthold and Margaret Tamburo, now deceased.

Dennis was of the Catholic faith. He was a Registered Nurse Supervisor for many years, well-loved by both colleagues and the patients he cared for. He enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs, spending vacations in Key West with his wife, fishing and hunting with his son and grandson, reading a variety of novels and watching mystery TV shows such as NCIS and Bones. He held a bachelor’s degree in Biology, an Associate Degree in Nursing and was a Registered Respiratory Therapist as well as a Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse.

He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Melissa Barthold of Cape Coral; two loving children, his son Eric Barthold, daughter-in-law, Holly of Lake St. Louis, MO and daughter, Jessica Holloway (Chris) of St. Charles, MO.  He was blessed with six grandchildren, Bella, Kyler, Allie, Cami, Lucas, and Blake; as well as his sister, Eileen Evers of IL; and the children of his wife Melissa: Vicki Dolenga of Cape Coral, Barbara Babcock (Greg) of Urbana, IL, and David Dolenga of Palatine, IL; four step-grandchildren, Lauren, Audrey, Corben, and Sabrina; one niece, Melissa; as well as four dogs, Nestle, Bailey, Cinnamon, and Daisy.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Dennis Paul Barthold are suggested to the Best Friends’ Animal Society at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Sherry Childress Aug 26, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    It is with such sorrow that I write this comment. It means that Dennis, such a kind, lovely man, has has left us and his adoring wife Melissa and family. Dennis was very kind to me when I hit a rough time in life and showed the true spirit of a nurse. I know that he has left a strong legacy with his family and they will hold him close forever. My sincere sympathies.

  2. Maxine Davis Aug 27, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    I have worked with Dennis at Park Royal Hospital ( iam a tech) and he was the most caring and hard working nurse plus amusing , friendly and good sense of humor. He is greatly missed..

  3. Paul A Barber Aug 28, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    I enjoyed working with Dennis. He was a down to earth, genuine soul.
    My prayers are with his family and his extended four legged family.
    God Bless

  4. Linda and Erik Long Aug 28, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    We first met Dennis More than 15 years ago at Homestead Hospital where he, Melissa, my husband and I all worked. Dennis was a gentle man known not only for his competence as a nurse, but also his calm and caring demeanor. As a husband, we witnessed his support and love for Melissa. So grateful we were able to meet up a couple of times last year Dennis’s friendship, dry wit and deep laugh will be missed. We are filled with a profound sadness with his loss. Sending love and prayers to Melissa and all of the family.

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