Marie Denise DeBartolo York (born 1950 in Youngstown, Ohio) is the owner of the San Francisco 49ers. She is the daughter of late construction magnate Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. and the late Marie Patricia Montani DeBartolo.
DeBartolo grew up in a family famous for real estate development. She attended Saint Mary's College of Indiana, the Holy Cross women's counterpart to adjacent Notre Dame. After graduation, she joined the family business, The DeBartolo Corporation, and became its executive vice president. In 1994, following her father's death, she became company co-chairman and all 78 DeBartolo malls were sold.
In 1978 , Edward DeBartolo purchased the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins. and established DeBartolo York as owner and president. She presided over the Penguins 1990–1991 championship season, and was the third woman to serve as President of a Stanley Cup winning team. In 1991, the year following the championship, she sold the Penguins to assist the DeBartolo Corporation, which was facing challenges in the aftermath of the real estate collapse of 1987.
She has four children, and lives in the Youngstown suburb of Canfield, Ohio.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Denise DeBartolo York. San Francisco 49ers. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
- ↑ Nancy Gay. "The Family Business", San Francisco Chronicle, September 1, 2000. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
- ↑ Stanley Cup Notebook. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.