Walter Samuel Bertelson

Walter Samuel Bertelson

AGE: 64 • Howell

Walter Samuel Bertelson, of Howell, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the age of 64. He grew up in Neptune where he was known as " Buddy" to all and "Bip" to some. He recently retired from Monmouth University where he was Fire & Safety Supervisor for 33 years, and when he was not working he was a dedicated volunteer fireman for the Brielle Fire Department. A life well lived, Buddy was an avid outdoor enthusiast and a competitive sportsman. He played softball throughout his life, and when he wasn't playing softball he was either hunting, fishing or most recently playing golf, where he would challenge anyone to a game, anywhere! He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and our "silent" hero who will be forever missed.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Myra Bertelson; his two brothers, Donald (Birdman) and Daryl Jay. He is survived by his long time love and adoring wife, Robin; daughter, Sheree and son-in-law, Gregg Colacichi; son, Christopher Bertelson and daughter-in-law, Candace; stepchildren, Jeffrey, Jason, and Jennylynn; daughter-in-law, Jennifer and ten adoring grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Bertelson, Linda and brother-in-law, Edward Preston and Cynthia Bruno; brother, Robert Bertelson and sister-in-law, Lynette; niece, Renata Bruno; nephews, Eric Preston, Robert D., Justin J. and Patrick Bertelson; his close friend/cousin, Raymond Boyd, and his lifelong sidekick, Michael LaCour.

A celebration of his life will be held Thurs. Jan. 30 from 7 to 9pm at the Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th and Atkins Ave, Neptune. A 11am service will be held Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home Inc
1200 10Th Ave Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 775-0028

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 28, 2014