Dorothy Bartish Bio, Wiki
Dorothy Bartish Shula was Painesville’s native best known for being the first wife of Don Shula, an American football coach, and player. He was termed as the winningest coach in NFL history. It is being reported that Don died on Monday morning, May 4th at the age of 90. She died in February 1991 after a six-year battle with breast cancer.
Dorothy Bartish Age
She was born on Aug 8th, 1933 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, USA and died on Feb 25th, 1991 aged 57. According to her obituary, her burial was officiated by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA.
Dorothy Bartish & Don Shula
Shula and Dorothy Bartish celebrated their wedding on July 19, 1958. She died in February 1991 after a six-year battle with breast cancer. The couple had five children: Dave Shula (b. May 28, 1959), Donna (b. April 28, 1961), Sharon (b. June 30, 1962), Anne (b. May 7, 1964), and Mike Shula (b. June 3, 1965). Dorothy died of breast cancer on February 25, 1991. That same year, the Don Shula Foundation for Breast Cancer Research was founded.
Don Shula Would go on To Marry Mary Anne Stephens
Don Shula married Marry Anne on October 16th, 1993. The two met at a 1992 New Year’s Day party, hosted by golfer Ray Floyd and his wife, Maria, at their Indian Creek Island home, north of Miami Beach as per a 1993 SenSentinle article. That spring, Shula, who was widowed, and Stephens, who is divorced, started dating.
Shula was 63 when they married and Mary Anne was 48, and the ceremony was small and private, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Miami Beach. The wedding wasn’t publicized and the details were private until the last minute. According to an article at the time, Carl Taseff, an assistant coach for the Dolphins, said: “Good for him. I figured he’d get married sooner, but I’m happy for him.”
— Joe Horrigan (@JoeHHOF) November 9, 2017
Who is Don Shula? His Death & Cause
The winningest coach in National Football League (NFL) history, Shula is best known for his time being the longtime head coach of the Miami Dolphins, leading them to two Super Bowl victories, as well as the only perfect season in NFL history.
Over 33 seasons with the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins, Shula put together a Hall of Fame coaching career, racking up a 347-173-6 record and making him just one of two men to have attained 300 wins in the NFL.
He won back-to-back Super Bowls with Miami, the first in 1972 as the culmination of the only perfect season (17-0) in league history.
Shula was deeply religious throughout his life. He said in 1974, at the peak of his coaching career, that he attended Mass every morning. Shula once considered becoming a Catholic priest but decided he could not commit to being both priest and coach.
Shula died on May 4, 2020, at the age of 90. In recent weeks, Shula, a known restauranteur, teamed up with other former Dolphins to provide free meals to first responders in the coronavirus pandemic. His cause of death is not immediately known, according to the Miami Herald, but it is reportedly not related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning. pic.twitter.com/MKAtXFA4zd
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
Don Shula’s net worth is estimated at $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.