Dr. Salvador del Rosario

Dr. Salvador del Rosario of Mequon joined his Creator after a 6-year 
battle with nasopharyngeal carcinoma on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2011, at 
Horizon Hospice at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon.
Born on Sept. 17, 1944, Dr. del Rosario leaves behind his devoted 
wife, Rica; loving children, Clarissa (Norbert Schiek), Melissa, 
Salvador Jr. (Gigi) and Michael; grandchildren, Anissa, Bella, Zoe 
and Camilo; his brother and sisters, Rene (Remy) del Rosario, Corazon 
Penner, Carmelita Reyes, Laura Henegan, Manuel and Juliet Abon; 
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dr. del Rosario interned at Deaconess Hospital in Milwaukee and took 
his residency in internal medicine at Milwaukee County General 
Hospital. He was in private practice in Grafton and Cedarburg for 39 
years. Dr. del Rosario was on the staff of the old St. Alphonsus 
Hospital in Port Washington before joining the staff at Columbia St. 
Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon. He served as medical director of 
Cedar Springs Health and Rehab in Cedarburg for more than 10 years 
and was awarded Physician of the Year honors in 2006 by the Wisconsin 
Health Care Association.

Dr. del Rosario was devoted to his patients and passionate about 
their health and welfare.

Visitation will be at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation 
Services, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, from 4 p.m. to 7 
p.m. today, Nov. 1, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. 
at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2700 W. Mequon Road, at the corner 
of North Range Line Road in Mequon.

Memorials to Dr. Carlos A. Ramos, assistant professor of cell and 
gene therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin M964, Houston, 
TX 77030 would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mequon is serving 
the family. Online condolences may be offered at 
www.schmidtandbartelt.com.