Louis A. Berti, 94, a resident of West Pittston, passed into eternal life on Thursday, September
20th, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Pittston on March 8th 1924, he was one of three children born to the late Joseph and Irene Borocci. He was raised in West Pittston and graduated from West Pittston High School.
Louis was a decorated army veteran and served during the years 1943 until 1945 and was a member of the 394th infantry regiment, assigned to the 99th infantry division. The 394th engaged in a variety of military campaigns which included, the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Forest, Remagen Bridge, the Rhineland, and the Ruhr. In addition to several service medals obtained, Louis received a Bronze Star for his distinguished service during the Battle of the Bulge.
Louis and his late wife Irene owned and operated Berti's Fairway Market for 27 years while they raised their family in West Pittston. In addition to operating the grocery store, Louis also worked at Owens-Illinois Techneglas.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who had a smile that lit up the entire room. He was an avid golfer and a member of Corpus Christi Parish. He especially enjoyed dinners with his family and spending time with his late wife, Irene. Louis had a unique ability to make everyone he encountered laugh. Also, Louis was well known throughout the community for his lightheartedness and willingness to help those in need.
Louis was preceded in death by his wife Irene, and his late brother Joseph Berti. Surviving is his sister Eleanor Adonizio. Also surviving are his four children, Louis, Lois, Janice and Larry, and their spouses, Charlene, Mark, Thomas, and Darcy respectively. Louis was also extremely fond of his grandchildren, Luisa, Greg, Joel, Jessica, Larry Gino, Luke, Katrina, Stacey, Stephanie, and Alison, and great grandchildren, Evelyn, Madeline, and Adeline.
According to Louis's wishes, his body was donated to the Humanity Gift Registry. Even in death, Louis wished to help those in need. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the many who aided in Louis's care, especially Dr. Charles Manganiello, Dr. James Bruno, and Dr. Gerald Gibbons.
Additional thanks to the many caregivers who helped provide exceptional care to Louis. The Home Bound Primary Care Unit of Wilkes Barre also extended their extreme generosity not only towards Louis, but also the entire Berti family.
A memorial will be held to celebrate the life of Louis on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00am in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, with Father Thomas Petro, Louis’s great-nephew, presiding. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from 9:00am until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Louis's honor to the Luzerne County Veterans Affairs Office.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston, PA.