Aldo Joseph Bertolotti
1921 - 2021
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Aldo Joseph Bertolotti
April 3, 1921 - February 1, 2021
Bay Area Native
Aldo passed away 2 months shy of his 100th birthday, from complications of Covid-19. As testimony to the impact he had on their lives, his five grandsons requested the honor of writing this final tribute to a man who was respected, valued and loved by all.
Born to Italian immigrants in San Francisco, Aldo was instilled early on with the values of honesty, humility, kindness and concern for his fellow man. He often said that his proudest accomplishment was that he had passed on those values to his children, Eileen Feichtmeir (Bob, deceased), John Bertolotti (Joan) and his adored grandchildren, Colin Feichtmeir (Ellen), Grant Feichtmeir (Katie), Reid Bertolotti (Kelly), Christian Bertolotti (Cynthia) and Kent Bertolotti.
After graduating from San Jose Technical High School, Aldo honed his skills as a mechanic at Bob Coyle Chevrolet. He eventually turned to farming in Santa Clara Valley, but always maintained that everybody should own a good set of tools and know how to use them. On his grandsons' 16th birthdays, he gifted each with a full set of tools, which they use and cherish to this day.
In 1944, Aldo married Ann Martini, whom he humbly credited as the woman behind his success, as both a parent and a farmer. He would tell his grandsons that Ann often worked beside him in the barn, packing produce for his pre-dawn deliveries to the produce markets. Ann passed away in 1984.
Fueled by a passion for antique automobiles, Aldo embraced the hobby as an opportunity to bond with his son and grandsons. They enjoyed years of touring with many local car clubs.
True to his nature, Aldo remained humble when he began investing in real estate. He prospered, but took nothing for granted. He always encouraged his grandchildren to spend less, save more and work hard. He would tell them to live as though, if they were to lose everything tomorrow, they could still provide for themselves and their families.
In 1986, Aldo met his second wife, Eunice Prather, at a square dancing class. They became dance partners and a relationship blossomed. After marrying in 1991, he became a loving stepfather and father figure to Lisa and Tracey Prather. He and Eunice shared 30 years together, enjoying their close knit neighborhood, traveling and making many wonderful friends along the way. Eunice is to be credited with keeping him healthy and active throughout his golden years.
Aldo was preceded in death by his sister, Lena Cappelloni (Phil, deceased0. He leaves his great-grandchildren, Kendall, Paige, Elle and Luke Feichtmeir and Finley and Maisyn Bertolotti.
The family would like to thank Aldo's caregiver, Finau Vakalahi, for loving him as we did. She was a light in his life and we will be forever grateful.
Due to Covid, internment will be private. In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you honor his memory by striving to be all that he valued. May the Lord grant him perpetual peace and reward him in heaven for a job well done!


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2021.
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February 16, 2021
It was always a joy to see Aldo come through the doors at church. He had a big smile and a hello for everyone in his path. May God bring comfort to all who are missing and grieving this wonderful man.
Janet Werner
Friend
February 13, 2021
It was a privilege to know Aldo and a great privilege to have been given a tour of his antique automobiles. He will be missed by many.
Lyn King
Acquaintance
February 12, 2021
Our Sincere Condolences to your families. May he rest in peace.
Bud and Debbi Martini
Family
February 12, 2021
Our Family Friend a lovely Man he and my Dad enjoyed both being "Aldos". Rest in Peace kind Sir, your beautiful Family Lives strong in your Light and Name.
Catherine Quilici Johnson,
daughter of Aldo A. Quilici
Catherine Quilici Johnson
Friend
February 12, 2021
Sorry Eileen, to hear about your dad. Susan and I think about
you and our remembrances of the old neighborhood you lived
in from time to time. Please accept our condolences to you and
your family.

michael and susan sunzeri
Michael Dale Sunzeri
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