Herbert “Bart” Fenolio
Resident of San Marcos, CA
May 24, 1940-Dec. 16, 2010
Bart spent Christmas with Jesus. He came home from the hospital to his family with Hospice on December l6th, 2010, and passed away that evening with peace and joy. His wife of 46 years, Carol “Heidi” Fenolio, his daughter Joelle Grove & her husband Brian, and his son Dante & his wife Beth, brother-in-law Rick Hyde & wife Diane surrounded him with love as well as friends and grandchildren. He grew up in San Jose and Fall River Mills. He graduated from SJSU and married the love of his life, Heidi, in 1964. He & his sister, Brenda Albrecht, opened the first Dolphin Aquarium in l965 which was a huge success and built into the Dolphin Pet Village, which is still owned today by Brenda. Bart developed Dolphin Design, Inc, and began to custom design aquariums for hospitals, doctors offices, and businesses in the Santa Clara valley. His love of meeting new people all the time and his love of the business made Bart so happy. His last project before selling his business was the Cupertino City Library salt water aquarium. He retired and moved to San Diego with Heidi to be close to new grandchildren.
Bart was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in August, 2009, after being misdiagnosed with ALS. He fought this horrific disease with strength and grace.