David Allen Bertenthal

March 17, 1944February 6, 2020

David Allen Bertenthal was born on March 17, 1944 and passed away on February 6, 2020.


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Ken Schwartz

February 11, 2020

Dave Bertenthal

My old friend from Allderdice, College, summers working and living together in Wildwood NJ and then through our wonderful high school reunions. The kind old golden friend you saw after too long a hiatus and the friendship would pick back up without missing a beat as if you had just seen each other yesterday.

Thinking back I got to know Dave through our grade school football teams, Colfax vs Roosevelt, and then we played together on the same team I played center, Dave QB. Through our college years there were parties at Penn State for football games, and at friends’ homes during vacations.

We spent 2 summers rooming together in Wildwood NJ. We worked, swam, drank beer when we could, read lots of books and lazyied away the summer at the beach, wonderful memories.

I will truly miss him, but rest assured he was a true friend who will never be forgotten.

I send my sincere condolences

Kenny Schwartz

jay eisner

February 11, 2020

David and I go back to Little League baseball and sandlot sports in the neighborhood. We would play ball for hours and hours. After high school we roomed together at Penn State and , of course, always talked sports. We reconnected in Florida after 40 years and picked up where we left off--sports.Here in Sarasota our big day out was going to the Pirates Spring Training games like little 10 year old kids.David, at my side, would tell everyone at the games our life story and how long we knew each other.This always made me smile.I will miss my friend David.

Mike Stutz

February 10, 2020

I have many fond memories of Dave. He was the quintessential nice guy and we grew much closer as we neared the end of high school. I have always remembered when Dave and I decided to get a job driving a Good Humor truck. Neither of us knew how to drive a stick shift and when he told me all the trucks were standard transmission, I said "No problem Dave - we will just limp off the lot and practice driving all day. By the end of the day, we'll be good at it because we both know what to do." He looked at me like I was crazy but said "OK". Crazy as it was - we did it - and spent the summer driving for Good Humor. They don't come any better than Dave. What a terrific person - he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Elaine Berkowitz

February 9, 2020

My sincere sympathy on your loss.
May he Rest in Peace.

elaine berkowitz
Classmate TAHS, 1962

Sandy (Danovitz) Rosen

February 9, 2020

Dave’s sudden death came as a great shock to the TAHS class of ‘64. We cherished his ever-present smile, his jokes, his willingness to pitch in at just the hint of need, and his friendship. My heart goes out to Dave’s family and each of us who will miss him.

With deepest sympathy,

Barbara Vogel

February 9, 2020

What does a sister day about a wonderful brother. I'll truly miss David. We talked to each other every day. Boy! am I going to miss those calls. My husband Ralph would come home and ask,did you talk to David today. One thing I remember is that David and I never had a bad word about each other and Never argued. My daughters loved their Uncle David to this day. He was a lucky man to have met Phyllis and have two wonderful daughters Michelle and Lori. Rest in peace My Brother until I see talk to again. Your loving sister Barbara

Raymond Baum

February 8, 2020

David was a thoughtful, empathetic person all his life. He had a clever sense of humor. He was devoted to family and friends.
We were close friends from Roosevelt kindergarten through Allderdice, through his days at Penn State, through his marriage to Phillis in 1967, his days at Koppers and its successors.
We played basketball, touch and tackle football and baseball after school, bowled and partied on weekends and hung out. Dave was a key part of our very close Allderdice graduation class.
l’m very sorry I never joined him in his annual ritual of attending Pirate spring training. Dave was a wonderful and genuine friend whom I will very much miss ..
Here is a photo taken at my wedding in 1968. Included from right to left are Mike Stutz,, Mike Levine,, Ron Berlin, Sandy Spokane, Stan/Bunny/Guido Lesser,, Ken Schwartz, Dave, Harvey Harris, Rick Nassau and Jay Eisner
With love for David, Phillis and his family.

Harvey Harris

February 8, 2020

I remember the day when we had our Bar Mitzvah together, and things were not going to plan. The rabbi called my name to read from the Torah, and he turned to you and I came up from the other side of the stage and had to tap him on the shoulder to get his attention - the whole synagogue broke out with laughter. When it was all over the rabbi was so fed up that he told us that he would never perform a double Bar Mitzvah again.

You were one of my oldest and best friends, and it was always lovely to see you when you came to the UK with Phyllis, and when we came to Florida on numerous occasions over the past few years.

I will miss you tremendously. Thank you for the memories.


Sandy Sadja

February 8, 2020

Even when gone from us, Dave's unbounded sense of dry humor, understatement, and smiles always brought laughter and relief to those around him - from high school and onward. His memory will always stay with those who had the privilege to know him and he will still provide a lighthearted wit and lasting memory.
Rest in Great Peace, but you will not Rest. Those who you are joining will quickly appreciate the treasure they have gained.

Your friend,

Sandy Sadja