Edward J. Debartolo Sr.

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Birthday
17, 1909
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 19, 1994 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1909
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 19, 1994 (85)

About

Businessman best known as the founder of shopping mall industry leader the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation.

Before Fame

He earned a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Trivia

He bought the NFL's San Francisco 49ers in 1977 and handed the team over to his son.

Family Life

He was the second of six children born to Anthony Paonessa and Rose Villani.

Associated With

He and NASA's Edgar Mitchell both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.