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Marlene M. (Schaefer) Bertin
October 22, 2022
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Marlene M. Bertin, age 85 peacefully died after a long illness at Chestnut Knoll assisted living facility in Boyertown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Her children were at her bedside.
Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on April 5, 1937, to Carrie and Frederick Schaefer, Marlene spent her childhood and early adulthood there. Marlene graduated from Williamsport High School in 1956. Soon after graduation, she married David R. Bertin of Williamsport and they briefly resided in England during David’s Air Force tenure. She is predeceased by her husband, as well as her sister, Naomi Sidler, and brother Frederick Schaefer, all formerly from Williamsport.
Marlene was a loving wife to David Bertin for 59 years of marriage. Surviving are her children: Katrina (Losa) Schirmacher and husband William of Clark, New Jersey,and Scott D. Bertin and wife, Julianne of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. Also,surviving are her four grandchildren: Victoria Losa, Nicholas Losa, Grace Bertin, and Camille Bertin whom she loved dearly.
Marlene lived most of her adult life in Ivyland, Pennsylvania where she raised her children. She worked many years at W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company in Warminster, Pennsylvania as a data entry clerk. Her job transferred to her personal life with her love for gardening. Marlene enjoyed traveling with her husband, maintaining an impeccable home and needlepoint. She loved nothing more than spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be missed dearly.
A private Celebration of Life will be held early next year.
To make a memorial donation in Marlene’s name, the family would like donations to go to Caring Hospice Services, 400 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034.