Kenneth M. Bertok

Kenneth M. Bertok

July 04, 1957 - March 12, 2011

Kenneth M. Bertok

July 04, 1957 - March 12, 2011


Bertok, Kenneth
July 4, 1957 – March 12, 2011

Ken passed away at age 53, after a one-year battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his wife of 23 years, Tina and their son Alec. He was born in Toledo, OH and earned an MBA and a BBA from the University of Toledo. Ken joined McCormack & Farrow as a Partner in 2001. He had over 29 years of management recruiting and human resources experience. Before joining McCormack and Farrow, Ken was Senior Vice President of Client Services for a west coast recruiting management firm. Prior to that, he worked in Corporate Recruitment at First Interstate Bank and in Human Resources at Ohio Citizens Bank. Ken is past President of the Orange County Chapter of the National Human Resources Association NHRA.

He was a member of the Center Club in Costa Mesa, CA and an avid sports fan. He will always be remembered by his kindness and generosity, by everyone. Also surviving are his sisters Barbara Ed Turner, Carol Bob VanNewhouse and his brother Chuck Chris Bertok, in addition to a number of brother and sister-in-laws, niece and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Charlie and Clara Bertok and his niece Amy Turner. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Mission Church of Orange County GOMSOC.

Visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 followed by Trisagion at 7 p.m at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604. Burial will follow at El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: GOMSOC, 27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1803, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 or St. Anne School ? marked ‘Bertok’ in the memo section of the check, 32451 Bear Brand Rd., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.

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29 responses to Kenneth M. Bertok

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  1. Tina and Alec,

    Ken had a great personality and a special gift of making you feel you good about yourself. He never forgot who he was or where he came from. He was special in so many ways. We’re going to miss him a lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. The Bertok Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Ken. Growing up with Barb, Carol, Ken & Chuck I have many memories, however, the last one being when Ken & Chuck were alter boys at our wedding in 1972. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Hello Tina-
    I worked with Ken at First Interstate Bank and just learned today that he was ill and had passed away. He was such a wonderful, kind hearted person. I learned a lot about recruiting from him and only wished I tried harder to stay in touch. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your son. Ken will be deeply missed. It is possible I have some pictures of Ken from my wedding years ago. If I find them and you are interested in getting them- please send me an e-mail back with your Take care of yourself.
    Fondly, Tina Torcasso

  4. Rest in peace Ken. So many beautiful memories came to me the day I heard about your passing. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Anne Beatty

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