B. Allen Bertoglio
Father, grandfather great-grandfather, teacher and friend B. Allen Bertoglio left this world Friday, September 30th. He was 95 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents Battista (Barney) C. Bertoglio and Cleotilde (Tillie) Gonzalez Bertoglio and his wife Mary Louise Higgins Bertoglio. He is survived by his 5 children, John Allen, David Lee, Douglas Craig, Patricia and Robert Patrick Bertoglio, ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a clerk/typist serving stateside. He was honorably discharged in 1947.
Allen received a Bachelor’s Degree from Whittier College and a Master’s Degree from L.A. City College. He was married to Mary Lou for 55 years until her death in 2005. They spent most of their marriage living in West Covina. He taught elementary and junior high school for more than 35 years. He also taught adult education night school. He was a beloved teacher and colleague and was a positive influence on thousands of students in the Covina/West Covina area. He was active in Boy Scouts, Little League and other community events.
Allen was an avid tennis player. He loved to travel and to dance. He spent his last years living at Atria in San Dimas and in Irvine where he was well-loved by staff and residents alike.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday October 26th at 10:30 AM at Riverside National Cemetery. The public is invited.