William K. Bertrand
1937 - 2021
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William K. Bertrand
WILSON BOROUGH
William K. Bertrand, 83, of Wilson Borough, PA, died Sunday, February 21,2021. Born September 21, 1937, in Easton, he was a son of the late Jennie (Lippincott) and Kenneth Bertrand.
He was a 1955 graduate of Easton High School and attended Penn State. He was the sales manager for Kinney Shoes for many years before retiring and was the music director, pianist/organist for several area churches. Bill was a member of St. Peter's UCC, Tatamy where he served on Consistory and as an Elder and "chief pie maker". He had a passion for music and was also active with the Easton Musical Arts Chorus.
He is survived by his children: Jeffry Bertrand (wife Margaret) of Wall Twp., NJ, Jennifer L. Bertrand of Palmer Twp., PA; sister: Laura Diehl of Bath, PA; 3 grandchildren: Michael, James, Megan; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters: Helen Evans and Dorothy Jones.
Services are private with interment in the Northampton Memorial Shrine. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance at ccalliance.org or the Trevor Project at thetrevorproject.org. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Ashton Funeral Home
1337 Northampton St.
Easton, PA 18042
610-253-4678

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Published in The Express Times on Feb. 24, 2021.
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February 28, 2021
I knew Bill, when I was the secretary at Memorial UCC. He was fun loving, kind, and caring. He was the best Christmas decorator I had ever known --that was all of the church inside! I can't forget the PA Dutch Pig Stomach meal he made one time for the church! He was a good neighbor too! He was loved. Carole Christman Koch
Carole Koch
Friend
February 28, 2021
Jennifer, I'm praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time. You are loved and in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Heidi Gregory
Friend
February 27, 2021
Hard to describe Bill exactly.....he was so many things to so many people. To me he was a dear friend who had a big heart, strong opinions, and a very generous nature! He fought hard to keep going, but finally God said that’s enough.....and as time goes by, it will be evident how much he will be missed. Watch out heaven’s angels....hope you are prepared for him!!
Terry Thomas
Friend
February 27, 2021
Jeff and Jennifer, I'm very sorry for the loss of your dad.
George Whary
Friend
February 25, 2021
Jeff and Jennifer, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Cancer is a hard demon to fight. Keep his memories close and they'll get you through this rough time. Prayers to you and your entire family.
Carol Tiley-Viglianti
Acquaintance
February 25, 2021
Jeff & Jennifer,
I am very sorry to hear of “Mr Bill’s” passing. He always treated us “kids” that were constantly at your house as if we were one of his own! He was as kind as they come. I loved him and your mom. They more friends that showed up, the happier they were to have us all there. Very special man that won’t be forgotten.
Phil Virgilio
Friend
February 25, 2021
Jeff and Jennifer and family,
May you find comfort in knowing your dad is in a better place. God bless you all.
Mark Fournier
Neighbor
February 24, 2021
What can you say about Bill? Kind, devoted, hard-working, crazy, dedicated, bossy (LOL), and an all-around great guy. He will be missed by so many and for so many reasons. Rest In Peace my friend. You deserve it.
Diane O’Rorke
Friend
February 24, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Malcolm Earley
Friend
February 24, 2021
I am so saddened to hear of Mr. Bertrand's passing. I always and still call him Mr. Kinney as he was who my mom always took us to for shoes at the Palmer Park Mall. He always decorated his home so beautiful and as a neighbor down the street growing up, it was always nice to be able to see him.

May you find peace in knowing he was a great man who left an impression on others for the kind man he was.
Tina Lilly
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
To Jen and Family: So very sorry to hear that you Father has passed. He really was a fighter with such a positive outlook on life. I always enjoyed our conversations together and the pies from the Church. He was such a giving man who will be missed. My sincerest condolences.
Mary Ann Houptley
Friend
February 24, 2021
To the Betrand family
Living on College Hill we knew your Grandparents and of course
Bill. He was always pleasant when we met. Saw him at the Church
and last at the Drs. office.
May he rest in peace, with our Deepest Sympathy.

Mary Jo & Dale Eden
Dale & MaryJO
Friend
February 24, 2021
Memories of Bill. What can I say. I remember bringing my children in to him for shoes. I remember him and his wonderful smile and the joy he always brought to everyone that he knew and loved him. Bill you are a treasure and you truly have earned your wings. I will forever keep you in my heart and pray for your family. ❤
Betty Johnson
Friend
February 24, 2021
I worked for Bill back in the 70s at Kinney’s he was a great boss (it was like a family to him) and a good man. Condolences to his family
Larry DaVanzo
Coworker
February 23, 2021
Omg one of of my favorite patients! RIP my dear friend, you always had a kind heart ❤ ❤
Carmen Morales
Friend
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