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Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory

475 North Broadway, Fresno, CA

OBITUARY

Bituin Tolentino Bernardo M.D.

February 16, 1939October 31, 2019

Dr. Bituin Tolentino Bernardo, 80, passed away peacefully with family gathered by her side on October 31, 2019 at Fresno Community Regional Medical Center. Surviving Dr. Bernardo are her husband Rodolfo, and her sons Robert and Rodney. She’s also survived by her brother, Isagani and her two sisters, Elvi and Rose. Bituin—which means “star” in the Philippine language—was born on February 16, 1939 to Vicente and Elena Tolentino in Manila, Philippines. She graduated from medical school at the Far Eastern University in Metro Manila. Dr. Bernardo emigrated to California in the 1970s with her family. Dr. Bernardo specialized in anesthesia and practiced in California, New York, and Texas. After a brief retirement, she decided to go back to medicine and work in family practice. In 2007, she was recognized with a Congressional award for being a “top doctor” in America. When she wasn’t with her colleagues and her patients, Dr. Bernardo enjoyed gardening and spending time with her dogs, Miley and Paco and her six turtles: King Richard, Ace, Elle, Touche, Crash, and Prince Kelly. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory located at 475 North Broadway Street in Fresno, CA 93701. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Dr. Bituin Bernardo to: Congregation B’nai David located at 1039 South Chinowth Street, Visalia, CA 93277.

Services

15 November

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory

475 North Broadway
Fresno, CA 93701

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Bituin Tolentino Bernardo M.D.

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Dennis Brown

November 7, 2019

Bituin is our Comadre as she is the Ninang in Baptism and also in the Wedding of my daughter, Elizabeth Brown. My wife Jovi and I are also the Godparents of her and Rody's first born, Robert. Our lives were intertwined early on, before she and her husband were married and continued through the years. We will sorely miss Bituin, but know that she is now in heaven, free from all pain and suffering from her debilitating illness. May her soul rest in peace.

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