Bernard James Tortomasi Jr.

May 1, 1936April 15, 2014

Bernard James Tortomasi, Jr., 77, passed away on April 15, 2014 in Frisco, Texas. He was born May 1, 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Tulane University School of Business Administration where he earned a BBA in 1957. He went on to graduate from Tulane University School of Law in 1959 and had a long and successful law practice in New Orleans until his retirement in 2007. He was a Captain in the Air National Guard and enjoyed travel, movies and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard James Tortomasi, Sr. and Marie Ortet Tortomasi. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Tortomasi Shearer of Dallas, Texas, two grandsons, Parker Joseph Shearer and Ryan Montgomery Shearer; sister: Joyce Peirce of New Orleans, Louisiana. As was his request, the family will have a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 John Carpenter Fwy., Dallas, TX 75247.


  • Memorial Service Monday, May 5, 2014

Bernard James Tortomasi Jr.

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Margee Fawley

April 18, 2014

Dear Kathy,
Please know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Love you, Margee Fawley