American Veteran 08

Frank S. Bertino

April 27, 1924 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 96)


BERTINO, FRANK S., 96, St. Benedict, formerly of Windber, passed away June 10, 2020, at the home of his daughter.  Born April 27, 1924, in Windber, the son of Nick and Carmella (Cardone) Bertino.  Preceded in death by parents; 1st wife, Kathleen (Malzi) and 2nd wife, Connie; grandson, Anthony Francis Angelo; and special friend, Jean Burnworth.  Survived by loving daughter, Lenore, wife of David Angelo, St. Benedict; grandchildren, Francis Anthony, married to Jamie McConnell; Nick Anthony married to Mary Brown; and Maria Victoria, wife of Logan McKee; and great-grandchildren, Gavin, Kennedy, Anthony, Malia, Isabel, Gianna and Mia Kathleen.   Also survived by life-long friend and fellow WWII Vet, Jerry Roettgers and loving friends, Frank and Barbara Gabrovsek.  1942 graduate of Windber High School. Member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Windber.   WWII Army Veteran of the 66th Infantry Division and member of Windber VFW and American Legion also served as president of the Panther Veteran Organization.  Retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp.  Frank was proud to be an active member of the Windber community, serving on the Windber Centennial Committee, Chairman of the “Homecoming Day” celebration, President of his Class Reunion Committee, a member of the Italian Heritage Society, and recipient of the PA Voter Hall of Fame Award.  He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, followed Pittsburgh sports as a passionate fan of the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins.  He was an Army mess sergeant and chef to his family and friends.  In 2009, he was selected by his peers to present the wreath at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in Arlington National Cemetery, he considered this his greatest accomplishment.  Funeral Mass and military honors will be held for the Bertino family.  Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria in charge of arrangements.  The family wishes to thank the VA and Conemaugh Hospice Organizations for their excellent care and assistance.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Frank to the Panther Veteran Organization, P.O. Box 11, St. Benedict, PA 15773.

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