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John Bertone

February 6, 1922 — April 10, 2005

John 'The Barber' Bertone of Glen St., Kingston died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at his home. He was 83. John was born in Castiglione, Sicily, Italy on February 6, 1922, a son of the late Carmelo and Carmela Tornatore Bertone. He immigrated to this country in 1937 and settled in New York City. A WW II veteran in the US Army, he served in Panama. He moved to Kingston in 1952. John worked as a barber for 50 years. In 1953 he opened John's Barber Shop on Washington Ave., Kingston. He retired in 1998 but continued to barber there until last year. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church. Surviving are his wife Maria C. 'Tina' DiBella Bertone; two sons Carmine Bertone and his wife Linda of Hurley and Dr. Joseph Bertone and his wife Melba McGee of Upland, CA; one daughter Tina M. Siragusa and her husband Peter of Chapel Hill, NC; two brothers Isadoro 'Ted' Bertone of Florida and Vincent Bertone of Delaware; four grandchildren Jennifer Lyn Bertone, John B. Siragusa, John 'JEB' Bertone and Olivia M. Siragusa; many nieces and nephews. Reposing at the Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:15 AM from the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church at 10:00 AM. Entombment will be in Wilwyck Community Mausoleum.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

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