Brandon David Bertolo

February 16, 1990July 19, 2013
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Brandon David Bertolo, 23, a Specialist in the U.S. Army, died July 19, 2013. Brandon was born February 16, 1990 in Venice, Fl. Formerly of Fort Myers Beach, Brandon graduated from Estero High School Class of 2008 and enlisted in the Army February 2, 2010, serving in Korea for a year and 9 months in Afghanistan as an Army Combat Medic. He is survived by his father, David Bertolo and his wife Charity; his mother, Anita Flores; maternal grandparents, Victor and Nelida Flores; and his aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Services for Brandon will be held Thursday August 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Please visit to leave condolences for the family.



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Loretta Goldenberg

June 22, 2014

Dearest Anita..I am at a loss for words...he will always be " little B" to me..i can't fathom the pain you're experiencing...just know I'm here... I love you!

Charity Bertolo

August 30, 2013

I love you! I miss you endlessly!

benjie brown

August 29, 2013

Recieving the news of your untimely death here in Afghanistan deeply saddens me. You will be missed. I was honored to enlist you into the military and to have you a recruit. You will never be forgotten my brothe in arms.

SSG.Brown, Benjie A
Your Recruiter
Midtown Recruiting Station Atlanta GA

Lesa Middlebrooks

August 19, 2013

My name is Lesa Middlebrooks, the mother of an Army Soldier that passed away in similar circumstances as yours. My heart aches for you and your family. I had came across the article of your son and wanted to reach out to the mother to let her know how sorry I am for the tragic loss of your beautiful son. I would like to leave my contact information so the mother my reach me. I would love to talk with her being as our sons passed away in similar circumstances.

Thoughts and Prayers with you and your family in this difficult time.
Lesa Middlebrooks (MOMS)

Bob and Molly Orvis

August 18, 2013

Dave, Charity and family- You have been in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Hope your fond memories will ease your pain. Priscilla Butler asked me to express her sympathy.

jorge pubchara

August 13, 2013

David this is jorge pubchara i just heard about brandon i am so sad he use to call me uncle i am in miami i dont have ur number ive been very sick i cant belive this happened my heart goes out to u and anita i loved that kid if u get this messeage call me 786 320 0299

August 12, 2013

There are no words to convey how we feel. We can't imagine your pain. We loved Brandon and what a sweet loving soul he was. It has taken some time to even attempt letting you know how we feel your pain. His brother is devastated and can't comprehend how something like this could happened to HIS big brother. We Do love you, always have and always will. God be with you all in this unimaginable time of pain.

August 10, 2013

Bertolo, I will always remember the tour we ad in Korea and the first time we met on that one week detail. It's funny how you make it fun and who look forward for another day on a detail??? SPend it with Bertolo, I sure did, with all the laughter he has given me and he things he said and how she said will be condolences goes out to his family and Army long my friend......

Shawn Virgo, Montego Bay , Jamaica

Sean "doc" Halpin

August 8, 2013

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Brandon in the aid station while in Afghanistan last year. I remember one moment specifically when he and I worked together to save an Afghan Army Colonels' life while on the fob. He was one of a very few people that could keep me laughing, even in the hardest of times. I'm honored to have been friends with him.

Brandon, you will be missed. Rest easy, brother.

Jennifer Busby

August 8, 2013

God be with David, Charity, Anita and all of Brandon's family with the loss of this young soul who has left everyone too early.
May the great memories always remain in your hearts to provide strength and peace.
Love, Jennifer