James S. “Jim” Bertoti, age 76, of Douglassville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 28th while under the care of Tri-County Home Health and Hospice.
Born August 15, 1943 in Pottstown, he was the eldest son of the late James Bertoti, Sr. and Ella (Werstler) Bertoti.
Jim was a life-long member of Trinity Reformed Church of Pottstown where he served as a Trustee and as church custodian for over 20 years. He was an avid car enthusiast, especially the classic Chevrolets from 1955-1957, being a proud founding member of the Pottstown Classic Car Club.
Jim worked for Doehler-Jarvis Aluminum Casting Co in Stowe for many years until becoming the owner/operator of Berks Service Station in Pottstown. He also became the owner/operator of Hemmy’s Auto Body Shop in South Pottstown until his retirement. He will be remembered for his gentle, friendly manner, his generous spirit, his servant’s heart, and his unwavering faith in Christ. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Veronica (Ondik) Bertoti, whom he married on April 28, 1962; his children Rev. James (Kendra) Bertoti of Cranberry Twp., Debra (Harry) Bartman of Birdsboro, Joseph Bertoti of Douglassville, and Robert (Holly) Bertoti of Royersford; his grandchildren Brooke Bartman, Alichia (Jon) Kunz, Emily Bertoti, Courtney Bartman, Bridgette (Joshua) Stauffer, Pierce Bertoti, Jeremy Bartman, and Vaughn Bertoti; and his great-grandsons (his little buddies) Lucas Bertoti and Bryant Kitchen.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Reformed Church, 60 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, Pa. Family and friends will be received from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tri-County Home Health and Hospice or Trinity Reformed Church.

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