El Camino Memorial - Encinitas

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Mr. Augustine Peter Bertino

September 25, 1947May 22, 2019

Obituary for Augustine Peter Bertino

Augustine “Augie” Peter Bertino, 71, passed away on May 22nd, 2019, in La Jolla, California, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Augie was born on September 25th, 1947, to Albert and Georgina Bertino in Los Angeles, California. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and California State University, Northridge. Augie married his high school sweetheart, Jean Satris, in 1971, and pursued a long career in sales. In 1976, Augie and Jean moved to the Sacramento area where they lived for 37 years, raising three children and developing friendships that would last his lifetime. In 2007, they moved to San Marcos, California, to retire and spend time with their children and grandchildren.

Augie was larger than life. The combination of his commanding presence, booming voice and quick wit, made Augie the funniest person in the room at any gathering. His family and friends would agree that it was an honor to be a punchline in any of his jokes as his sense of humor always came from a place of love.

While he enjoyed golf, crossword puzzles, and vodka martinis, nothing gave him more happiness than having Jean by his side, which is where she remained up until the final moment of his life. Augie is survived by his wife, Jean; his son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Guadie Bertino; his daughter, Christine Bertino; his daughter and son-in-law, Bridget and Brett Byrd; his sister, Eleanor Bertino; his five grandchildren, Talia, Ariana, Daniella, Zachary, and Alexis; and five nieces.

Augie will be honored in a private ceremony by his family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Love on Your Back organization (3597 Kellington Ct., Oceanside, CA 92056) where his wife continues to work as a volunteer.


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Mr. Augustine Peter Bertino

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Patty Waters

July 9, 2019

I send my condolences to all go Augie's family. I met Augie when I was 16 years old at our home in Hillsborough, CA.
At the time, my brother was hosting a fraternity party .
Augie arrived late. He had obviously started his party much earlier.
Augie arrived with a very loud announcement and dominated the party with his endless laughter.
I only remember seeing him a few times but will never forget him being "the life of the party".
I am sure the party is still continuing for Augie and his new found friends.

jim waters

July 8, 2019

I met Augie at the University of San Francisco in the 1960's.
Although, we did not see each often, we remained good friends.

I was honored to have been the target of Augie's "zings" many times. And his machine-gun laugh was unforgettable.

I will remember him fondly.

Jim Waters

Gary Neumeier

June 28, 2019


It was with such great sadness that Linda and I received your note about Augie’s recent passing. We are so disappointed that we never followed through on our thoughts of many years to look you and Augie up when we were down in the San Diego area. I’m not sure that in our married lives we ever got together as couples but I always felt that you and Augie were good friends. In reading the other comments posted, I can easily think back to all the times we spent together at the Bertino house with Augie ripping into everyone and hearing his booming laugh. Takes me back to the good times in our early lives.

It’s a great comfort to have your kids and grandkids near you. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we love you.

Gary and Linda

My email is Gary.n4646@gmail.com. Send me yours and next time we are at a soccer tournament down your way, we will try to get in touch with you

Danielle McMeekin

June 21, 2019

i never really got to know Jean and Augie and after reading this beautiful message, i realize that they got married the year that i was adopted. I have one childhood memory of Augie and it has stayed with me my whole life. I wish i would have reached out to you both, in my adult life. You and the family are in my thoughts and my heart.

Danielle McMeekin

Jeff Felz

June 8, 2019

Best roommate ever. Always a best memory!

Sherri Berni

June 7, 2019

It broke my heart to hear of Augie’s passing! There was never a dull moment when you were in his presence,

We lost a great man!

Drake Trumpe

June 3, 2019

I did not know Augie really well but well enough to know that I really, really liked him. He always made me smile. I made it a point to talk with him when I saw him at one of our neighborhood events or at the golf course. I will truly miss Augie!

Bruce Baumann

June 2, 2019

Augie was loved by all for his great humor & friendship!

We’ll all miss him.

Jodie Bohrer

May 31, 2019

There was never a higher honor than to have Auggie attend a function that was in connection with Jean's work with Scholastic. I was honored by his presence at my wedding and at my 40th birthday. It meant so much. God bless you and keep you Auggie.

Harry Bubnack

May 31, 2019

I never met a person who was so quick- witted and you could never get one up on him. Such a fun guy to be with on or off the golf course. We will miss our golf buddy who owned the 18th hole.