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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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.

Marcia and Jack Jacobs

May 31, 2019

To our dear friend and wonderful neighbor, we will miss you greatly! Your wonderful smile and sense of humor will always be with us. RIP

Ann McCaffrey

May 31, 2019

Jean, there are no words to express my sadness for you and all the family upon Augie's passing. To me he was like a giant, funny teddy bear, a very engaging personality which was shared by all and especially, I am sure, the grandchildren whom he adored. I remember the fun times visiting you, Augie and the family in California with Kevin and Rita. Also the visit to Newburyport with Brigid for her event and then, of course, the Manning wedding in NY and the unforgetable bus ride and Augie keeping us in stitches all the way to the reception. Augie was a special person to so many friends and family and these memories I pray will help to keep you strong in the days ahead. Life was good with Augie in it! May his soul rest in peace with the Lord!

Natalie Byrd

May 30, 2019

We've known Bridget for close to 10 yrs now. The first time we met Augie, along with the rest of his beautiful family, we were invited and welcomed into the Bertino household for Thanksgiving in 2012. We were living in Los Angeles at the time and didn't have family that lived close by. My now sister-in-law, Bridget, was newly engaged to my husband Nick's brother, Brett.
I remember Augie cracking jokes, treating us like we were now a part of his extended family. He instantly made us feel so welcome. It made us miss our families a little less, since they were on the other side of the country. We shared a lot of laughter that evening. We only wished we lived closer to experience these get togethers more often.
We are thankful to have had the pleasure of knowing him and his larger-than-life personality. He had great character and an even bigger heart. Augie loved his family so very much; it was always a joy to hear stories & witness some in person.
To all of Augie's family:
Those who love us never go away. They fill your spirit, your thoughts, your heart. We hope all of the wonderful memories you shared together can comfort each of you during this time. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you all. Sending you love & laughter in remembrance of Augie. We are thinking of you as you celebrate and honor Augies' amazing life.

Love Always,
Natalie, Nick, Noah & Collin Byrd