Joe Paul Bertorelli, a life-long resident of Strathmore and retired dairyman, passed away at the age of 87, in Porterville on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
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Joe was born on March 9, 1927 and started his schooling at the old Harmony school near Woodville. He later transferred to the California School for the Deaf which is now in Freemont, CA. Upon completion of his education he returned to the family farm where he worked mostly with the feeding and milking of the dairy animals until he retired in 2005.
A viewing will be held at Myers Chapel on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at Woodville Cemetery on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Giuseppe "Joe" and Madgelenna (Della) Bertorelli and brothers John, Dan and Bennie. He is survived by a nephew Kenny Bertorelli of Strathmore and grand-nephew Tony Bertorelli of Visalia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sons of Italy, Roma Lodge Scholarship Fund in care of Francis Della at 17383 Ave. 184, Strathmore, CA 93267.
To sign the family guest book or send condolences please go to www.myersfuneral.com. Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.
Myers Funeral Service and Crematory
248 North E Street Porterville, CA 93257
Published in The Porterville Recorder on July 24, 2013